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Ha

Next thing you know, you'll be ranting about fluoride in water, the dangers of vaccines, and how climate science is a conspiracy by researchers to make money.

9/26/2014 11:00:48 PM

UJustWait84
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LOL dtownraleigh is usually pretty smart. Got trolled hard. How embarrassing

9/26/2014 11:02:50 PM

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Trolled? iPhones are bending in front pockets

9/27/2014 11:48:16 AM

UJustWait84
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no, they really aren't. unless you want to believe they are based on what some trolls on reddit conjured up.

9/27/2014 12:40:41 PM

UJustWait84
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*4chan sorry

9/27/2014 12:52:46 PM

dtownral
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This isn't a 4chan prank

9/27/2014 1:37:59 PM

UJustWait84
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orly?

http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/4chan-iphone-6-bend-prank/?tw=dd

you do know that the Emma Watson thing wasn't real either, right?

[Edited on September 27, 2014 at 1:52 PM. Reason : .]

9/27/2014 1:51:25 PM

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thats an after the fact joke, bend gate didn't start because people bent their iphones because they thought it was a feature

did you seriously think that's what started it? sounds like you got trolled

seriously, how did you think that's what caused it? the link you included even had dates, those posts are from the 24th and that's after this all became news (macforum posts were on the 21st, if not before). and you shouldn't even need dated to understand that they are taking advantage of the situation to try to make a joke and troll others. wow.

[Edited on September 27, 2014 at 2:26 PM. Reason : .]

9/27/2014 2:24:03 PM

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I hope somebody just isn't sitting around with a $750 phone bending it on purpose for youtube hits. I guess maybe they're claiming it with their little phone insurance.

9/27/2014 9:15:47 PM

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Interesting, the wired review mentioned the ease with which it bent as well.

I'm not a big fan of apple products in general (ditched my iphone 3 for a droid and haven't looked back), I think product quality has really gone to shit in the last 5 years especially. Innovation is pretty non-existent as well.

From what I can tell it's really the robust app market and the "fashion statement" marketing that's carrying apple. Anecdotally I know very few people who have gone from an iphone to a droid and then switched back.

9/27/2014 10:10:49 PM

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Annecdotally, I've had my 6 plus in both my front and back pocket since I got itt and my fatass hasn't even come close to bending it, even in work pants, much less cargo shorts that show off my fat ass. Annecdotally, me and all my friends jumped shipped from Android circa 2012 when all our Android phones were pieces of shit because of force closures and piss poor performance and hung on until the 6+ and we laugh at everyone else with a shitty Android that has an awful video camera.

9/28/2014 3:05:22 AM

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"I'm not a big fan of apple products in general (ditched my iphone 3 for a droid and haven't looked back), I think product quality has really gone to shit in the last 5 years especially. Innovation is pretty non-existent as well."


Seriously?

I mean anecdotal product quality issues are just the natural occurrence of manufacturing millions of devices a quarter.

And non-existent innovation?? Really?? I mean sure with all the feature leaks etc... it's tough for keynote features to make a big WOW splash. The A7/A8 is the best phone processor by a LARGE margin. TouchID has embarrassed every other biometric implementation ever. The camera improvements Apple is making are putting point and shoots out of business (and soon consumer dSLRs). Apple Pay will likely be the implementation of NFC that finally brings about cardless payments in the US. Not to mention the supply chain / manufacturing innovations that are occurring in order to ramp millions of devices.

Not an indictment for your switch to Android, it serves a large market that Apple doesn't really target (nor want to target). But to say that Apple hasn't innovated is just plain wrong.

Innovation doesn't always happen by huge jumps, more often it is evolutionary.

[Edited on September 28, 2014 at 10:06 AM. Reason : quote]

9/28/2014 10:05:00 AM

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yet they still have a decade old grid of icons as their interface that require you to constantly jump between apps


[Edited on September 28, 2014 at 12:01 PM. Reason : but hey, its parallax now!]

9/28/2014 12:00:46 PM

UJustWait84
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have you even held an iPhone in the last 3 years?

9/28/2014 12:17:04 PM

dtownral
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i owned one until not long ago

9/28/2014 12:27:49 PM

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"And a guy pressing with his thumbs is not a point load...?

Lol, you people..."


Where did he say that? He said the pocket was a distributed load [and obviously thumbs is point load]. Way to completely miss the point.

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"and soon consumer dSLRs"


put down the pipe buddy. you're already stoned.

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"seriously, how did you think that's what caused it? the link you included even had dates, those posts are from the 24th and that's after this all became news (macforum posts were on the 21st, if not before). and you shouldn't even need dated to understand that they are taking advantage of the situation to try to make a joke and troll others. wow. "


Yeah if anyone is arguing this #bendgate is a 4chan or reddit prank they're completely out of touch. The fake Apple ad was the prank.



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"I hope somebody just isn't sitting around with a $750 phone bending it on purpose for youtube hits."

The one guy has something like 50 million hits. I can only imagine that covers his costs, if he even had any to begin with.

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" Annecdotally, me and all my friends jumped shipped from Android circa 2012"


How many friends do you have? Do you all change ISPs at the same time too?

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"I think product quality has really gone to shit in the last 5 years especially"


Yeah I can't cosign that one. iPhones 4 and 5 were incredibly solid devices. I can only imagine the 6 is too. The 6 plus however...we shall see

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"Android, it serves a large market that Apple doesn't really target (nor want to target)"


That's a pretty silly statement.

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"yet they still have a decade old grid of icons as their interface"


I thought they *just* got widgets though, right?

9/28/2014 12:46:19 PM

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they aren't really widgets though. i was excited when i heard the news, but they are not actually widgets in the common understanding of the word. they basically just integrated one of the most popular jailbreak features and made it part of the OS, and that's good, but they aren't actually widgets

9/28/2014 12:57:57 PM

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"How many friends do you have? Do you all change ISPs at the same time too?"


Anecdotally or in real life?

9/28/2014 1:33:49 PM

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That makes no sense.

9/28/2014 1:40:01 PM

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9/28/2014 1:55:03 PM

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So you have anecdotal friends? Tell us more.

9/28/2014 2:07:24 PM

rjrumfel
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Too bad I can't get iPhone hardware with an android OS.

9/28/2014 7:18:43 PM

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http://aplus.com/a/hilarious-reactions-bendable-iphone

9/28/2014 9:32:08 PM

Fry
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^^ or a lumia with ios

9/29/2014 12:25:37 AM

BDubLS1
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My 6 gets worse reception than my 5s did. There are places I would get 4g with my 5s but only get 3G with the 6. In addition, the wifi drops a lot. Even after 8.0.2

9/29/2014 8:01:28 PM

skaterjaws
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i PHONE 5s ATT unlocked. 400 bones. Any takers?

9/29/2014 11:35:44 PM

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Naw mane.

9/29/2014 11:59:21 PM

neodata686
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Oh this totally confirms my hypothesis that despite having the largest screen the Galaxy Note 3 is a beast:

http://gizmodo.com/consumer-reports-bend-test-pits-iphone-6-plus-against-t-1639756245

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"Using an Instron compression test machine to squash the devices, the publication added force in 10 pound increments until the phones were permanently bent. Surprisingly, the plastic-bodied Galaxy Note 3 came out on top, withstanding an entire 150 pounds of force before giving out, while the iPhone 6 Plus took only 90 pounds. The LG G3 had a strong showing at 130 pounds, and the HTC One M8 and iPhone 6 came in last by withstanding just 70 pounds of pressure. "


Sorry dtownral:

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"My HTC One M8 is metal and doesn't bend"


[Edited on September 30, 2014 at 12:36 AM. Reason : s]

9/30/2014 12:35:49 AM

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"is anyone excited about a motorola HTC phone? probably not."

9/30/2014 1:20:02 AM

dtownral
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^^ point loads don't represent real life, your pocket is a distributed load. the iPhone does well on point load tests, but because of the weak point in the reinforcement for the volume button and sim card cutouts, fails in real life with a distributed load like a tight front pocket. that's why iPhones have bent in pockets but HTC One's have not.

read the thread, this was already responded to

9/30/2014 8:44:51 AM

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For people with the 6, how has your battery life been?

I realize it wasn't supposed to be much of an improvement over the 5s, but from my first couple days what I'm seeing might actually be worse.

On a day with the exact same usage pattern as with the 5s, the 6 has only about 10% more battery than my 5s, which was a year old. Since the battery life drops drastically after the initial few months, I'm thinking that in a year the 6 battery will actually be doing worse than the 5s.

Anyone else noticing this? Should I take it to Apple?

9/30/2014 9:19:01 AM

Dynasty2004
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I have had no trouble with the battery.

I consider myself a heavy user and I only fully charge every other day.

9/30/2014 9:24:27 AM

ElGimpy
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What's heavy? You have the 6 right, not the 6 plus?

Here is my day: Wake up fully charged, listen to music (not streaming) for roughly 45 minutes, get to work, battery at 97%. While at work I have bluetooth and wifi connected, streaming Spotify all day. By the time I left work I was at around 30% ... 5s at around 20% generally

so streaming music, wifi, and bluetooth for around 8 hours total...other than that pretty minimal usage

[Edited on September 30, 2014 at 9:37 AM. Reason : asdf]

9/30/2014 9:36:51 AM

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"The camera improvements Apple is making are putting point and shoots out of business (and soon consumer dSLRs)."

this made my day

9/30/2014 9:37:33 AM

TreeTwista10
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The slo mo camera looks pretty sweet. The time lapse looks completely impractical.

9/30/2014 10:00:09 AM

UJustWait84
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Video quality on the 6 Plus is incredible. I was at a show the other night with really loud bass and crappy light conditions and the video clips I shot sound and look fantastic. Most other smart phones can't handle a lot of bass when recording and sound like absolute shit. iPhones are definitely great PS cameras. DSLRs though? Naw. Not yet anyway.

9/30/2014 12:25:52 PM

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Battery life has probably been a bit better than my 5

9/30/2014 12:42:33 PM

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"iPhones are definitely great PS cameras."

eh, i take issue with this, too...a camera phone is (currently) only better than nothing at all (and within that category, there are better and worse options)

don't get me wrong, i DO use my phone's camera on a regular basis, but only casually...if i'm going somewhere or doing something where i know i'll want to do something with the images afterward (ie. anything that isn't post to facebook), i bring a real camera

sensors and image processors ARE getting better, though, and once they add optical zoom that 1.) doesn't suck, and 2.) doesn't add any appreciable size or weight to the camera, i might actually find more excuses for leaving my real cameras at home

http://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/consumer-electronics/portable-devices/fitting-an-optical-zoom-into-mobile-phone



[Edited on September 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM. Reason : image, just for funsies]

9/30/2014 12:44:55 PM

neodata686
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Yeah the camera still sucks compared to a decent point and shoot.

9/30/2014 1:08:24 PM

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Ok, so it's been a couple years since I've weighed the options...do I go w/ a square trade or roll the dice? I'm assuming the most common move would be cracked glass...what would that cost to replace on the 6?

Looking at $100 sunk in ST & $175 if I have to actually use it. I gave away $100 last time....

(I don't use a case)

10/1/2014 5:08:25 PM

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I had SquareTrade on my iPhone 5, and I had to get it replaced.

It was a breeze. Just got it fixed at the Crabtree store, and they reimbursed me. I got it again for the iPhone 6.

10/1/2014 5:24:32 PM

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The going rate to repair 5/5S screens seems to be around $100-110. The 6 will be a little more out of the gate but once those repair people learn to do it quickly i imagine the cost will be about the same. I have never bothered with ST and probably won't with this next phone either.

10/2/2014 10:21:36 AM

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mine was actually a battery issue, apple wanted $79 to get it replaced

10/2/2014 11:19:33 AM

JT3bucky
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how much is ST on it?

10/3/2014 4:15:47 AM

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$99 I think. $49 deductible and four replacements over the 2 years.

10/3/2014 8:10:00 AM

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Shop around. There are ~40% coupon codes out there for ST.

10/3/2014 10:45:22 AM

skaterjaws
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what the HELL is square trade?!

10/3/2014 11:53:05 PM

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I really like the form factor of the iPhone 6 hardware (beautiful and solid), and the camera is pretty as always--I'm just not sure I would like ditching my Google services to join the Apple ecosystem.

10/4/2014 3:22:15 AM

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Depends on what you value I suppose. I was not a big fan of Apple until about 1999-2000. Anyway, I don’t like the idea of a company that makes money off of my data/advertising having access to everything that I do on my phone, so Google was out. I understand they provide some nifty services though, so to each his own.

10/4/2014 1:50:49 PM

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I guess I don't buy much into the claims that either company has your "interest at heart" when it comes to data, and I don't think one offers particularly better security either.

10/4/2014 4:40:30 PM

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