Hipster Pants Are Way Too Tight for the New iPhone

Source: AP
Source: AP

Tight pants might be flattering to your post-summer figure, but they're doing a number on the iPhone 6 Plus. 

Concerned hipsters customers on MacRumors' message boards are complaining about a fun new feature on the Apple gadget — the phone bends after carrying them in their pockets:

Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left FRONT pocket of my suit pants. I drove 4 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 4 hours back. 

So in total, the 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 iPhones slightly distorted.


MacRumors explains that the Plus' greater surface size is big trouble for people who like sitting on the phones all day: "Unlike smaller phones that can slide out of the way, pressure points from sitting or bending now have greater potential to cause the longer iPhone to flex in a way that will damage the device. "

You can slightly make out the bended frame in this photo:

Source: MacRumors

Here's another photo:

Consumers have been worried about this issue since Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new gadget earlier this month. Unbox Therapy subjected the new phone to a bend test shortly after its release:

Source: YouTube

MacRumors helpfully suggests taking the phone out of your pocket upon sitting. We hope this heralds in a new age of phone holsters.

Source: CrackBerry

h/t New York Magazine 

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Jordan Valinsky

Jordan is a writer at the Live News desk. He's previously written for The Week, Betabeat, The Daily Dot and CNN.com.

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