October 23, 2014 9:58 am at 9:58 am #613995lamud vov tzadikParticipant
What phone do you have? I have a iPhone 5s also I’m feeling bad already because the iPhone six is already out (they say it’s so much bigger, is it really?) when I was thinking what phone to buy I was looking into all types used to have a samsung galaxy and to tell you the truth I don’t prefer it to an iPhone. Also now an iPhone has a bigger screen there’s just so much more to a samsung galaxy than to an iPhone. Oh I was off point there a bit, did you realise, I didn’t. There really is so many phones out there, and choosing which phone to buy can sometimes be a very hard choice.October 23, 2014 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm #1036810☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Panasonic cordless.October 24, 2014 2:10 am at 2:10 am #1036812👑RebYidd23Participant
But the iPhone 6 is supposedly awful.October 24, 2014 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #1036813SayIDidIt™Participant
The iPhone 6 is not bigger then other iPhones, the iPhone 6 Plus is. I have never used any Apple products (for more then a couple of minutes) and I can’t help here.
Please note, their is rumor that the iPhone 6 (Plus?) can bend in the middle while in your pocket. I saw a video and it really can bend just by applying hand pressure! (And he tried bending it back and the screen cracked. So if your phone starts bending, don’t try bending it back!) He tested out a Galaxy Note and it did not bend at all.
Before switching phones, do some research. Check out online reviews and ask people who actually own the phone.
Hatzlacha!October 24, 2014 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #1036814Sam2Participant
SIDI: Actually, that’s not quite true. From Snopes:
“On 19 September 2014, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were introduced to worldwide fanfare. Part of the excitement stemmed from the fact that the new devices were the largest available iPhone handsets manufactured by Apple since that smartphone’s first generation was introduced in 2007.
Soon after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit Apple stores globally, reports began to circulate that the newer, bigger screen had a significant Achilles’ heel. According to web rumors, the devices were susceptible to bending and warping if iPhone 6s were placed in users’s pockets, a not uncommon practice for smartphone users.
The reported iPhone 6 bending (humorously hashtagged “bendgate” or “bendgazi”) was illustrated in a popular YouTube video published on 23 September. Nearly five million people viewed the clip in its first 24 hours.
A number of additional reports regarding “bendy” iPhone 6s circulated on the social web. MacRumors reproduced a comment sent by an angry iPhone 6 Plus user who said:
The 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting … As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhone [was] slightly distorted.
In the clip above, YouTuber and Unbox Therapy host Lewis Hilsenteger said of his bend test:
Unfortunate, but under the pressure of my hand it does bend quite significantly. Bottom line here is it’s an aluminum phone, it is going to bend if you apply enough pressure like I just did … Not necessarily the piece of information you want to receive as owners of this new device.
Tech reporters surmised that the combination of the phones’ thinner, aluminum-based profiles and larger surfaces create weakened resistance to force that made iPhone 6s bend more easily that earlier models. In response to the rumors, Apple issued a statement asserting that the iPhone was carefully engineered and rigorously tested to withstand ordinary use without bending, and that only a handful of consumers had so far complained to them about bent phones:
Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a precision engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength. They also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry. We chose these high-quality materials and construction very carefully for their strength and durability. We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet or exceed all of our high quality standards to endure everyday, real life use.
With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days of sale, a total of nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus. As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple.
SquareTrade subjected the iPhone 6 to breakability tests and proclaimed that the model “performed impressively in Breakability testing” and that “each carries the top Breakability Score in their respective category”:
SquareTrade, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today announced the iPhone 6 and its larger sibling, iPhone 6 Plus, performed impressively in Breakability testing, and each carries the top Breakability Score in their respective category. The SquareTrade Breakability Score ranks today’s top devices based on how prone they are to break due to accidents. Evaluating key elements such as front and back panel design, edge construction and materials, size, weight, friction quotient, water resistance and grip-ability, SquareTrade’s Breakability Score fills in the missing gap left by traditional device reviews: it tests devices in everyday danger situations brought on by our lifestyles and habits.
SquareTrade’s Breakability Score testing revealed the following:
1. The iPhone 6 Plus is not only more durable than most large screen phones, but it also outscored last generation’s iPhone 5S.
2. Both new iPhones performed very well in most tests, but the iPhone 6 Plus lost some points because some users may have a hard time gripping the phone due to its large but slim form.
3. The screens on both new iPhones held up very well to Breakability testing, giving credence to Apple’s promise of ion-strengthened glass.
Likewise, Consumer Reports then conducted their own stress tests on the iPhone 6 and reported that the model was “not as bendy as believed”:
All the phones we tested showed themselves to be pretty tough. The iPhone 6 Plus, the more robust of the new iPhones in our testing, started to deform when we reached 90 pounds of force, and came apart with 110 pounds of force. With those numbers, it slightly outperformed the HTC One (which is largely regarded as a sturdy, solid phone), as well as the smaller iPhone 6, yet underperformed [compared to] some other smart phones.
Overall, what Consumer Reports found was that while all of the phones they tested would eventually bend or break with the application of enough force, “it took significant force to do this kind of damage to all these phones” and every model tested (including the iPhone 6) should hold up fine under ordinary, everyday use. “October 24, 2014 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #1036815DaMosheParticipant
I have an iPhone 5. I avoided getting a smart phone for years, but after getting promoted at work, my company wanted me to have one. I said fine, you want me to have one, you pay for it! So they are! I was told that sometime in the next year I’ll be upgraded to an iPhone 6. I don’t care that much either way.
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