IPHONE 6 USERS have found that sitting on their phones can cause some curvature of the hardware.
The expensive and shiny phone is new, and just starting to make its way into punters' trousers.
Some of those punters put the phones in their pockets and in the line of fire for bottoms looking for a rest.
Reports online in the forums Macrumors show images of iPhones with slightly curved bodies and are accompanied by complaints. According to those reports it does not matter whether the phone is in a front or back pocket, but sitting in cars, sitting in general, late nights and dancing might be implicated.
"Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left FRONT pocket of my suit pants. I drove [four] hours to a wedding, which also involved a lot of sitting during dinner etc but also 2-3 hours of dancing. I left at 2am and went to bed, driving home [four] hours back," said one iPhone 6 user.
"So in total, the [iPhone] 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly. 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 slightly distorted."
We have asked Apple if it is offering counsel about how people should carry their iPhones around with them. We will see what it says.
In the meantime, if you are intending to gad about with an iPhone 6 in your pocket, we suggest that perhaps you do not. If you are to do this we would recommend that you rotate the phone in your pocket regularly, perhaps flipping it over every half an hour. This might save you from having a banana-like handset, but might cause people to wonder what is going on in your pocket.
Stiff cases, not sitting, loose jeans and not going anywhere with your phone are other options. µ
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