Design flaw in iPhone6

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    ...and that is exactly why I did not buy an iphone6 or 5 or 4 or....
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    Just wait a second – so what you're telling me is that my chance of surviving all this is directly linked to the common sense of others? You’re kidding, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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    So can all the other big phones. This just a bunch of stupid Android fanbois jeolous of the 10 million sales. For Samsung to hit 10 mil they'll have to wait a few more lifetimes. lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

      So can all the other big phones. This just a bunch of stupid Android fanbois jeolous of the 10 million sales. For Samsung to hit 10 mil they'll have to wait a few more lifetimes. lol.


      Samsung managed to sell 11 million Galaxy S5 units in the first month:

      Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 Sales: Samsung confirms numbers for 2014 launch | BGR

      Considering the fractured Android market versus the closed Apple market, those numbers appear pretty good.
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      • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        Samsung managed to sell 11 million Galaxy S5 units in the first month:
        Uh huh, and this is in the First WEEKEND.

        Also Third Party device insurer Square Trade has given the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus their Highest Breakability rating.

        "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."

        New iPhones Come Up Big in SquareTrade Breakability Tests

        This just a bunch stupid Android b****s mad that their Quad core phones were beaten to a pulp by the Dual Core iPhone in all the benchmarks, and that they sold such record numbers. lol.

        http://anandtech.com/show/8559/iphon...minary-results
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

          Uh huh, and this is in the First WEEKEND.
          I'm sorry, Carpet. I missed the part of your post where you clarified that Samsung has already sold more than ten million units. I was stuck on that whole "few more lifetimes" part.

          Good for Apple. However, the comparison is, uh, eh, Apples to oranges considering their market structures. Android users have several different brand options to chose from. You can't simply compare Samsung sales with Apple sales.
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          • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            I'm sorry, Carpet...
            Still not on first-name terms, I presume.


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  • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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    I would've bought one myself but I am totally happy with the 5s and the full power of the A7 chip has yet to be tapped. Plus I like my phones small unlike most little men who need a large Samsung assisted bulge in their pants to compensate.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

      Plus I like my phones small unlike most little men who need a large Samsung assisted bulge in their pants to compensate.
      I'm getting a 6+. I see nothing wrong with having two bulges in my pants. It pays to advertise.

      Cheers. - Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        I'm getting a 6+. I see nothing wrong with having two bulges in my pants. It pays to advertise.

        Cheers. - Frank

        Why do you need two phones, Frank?
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          Why do you need two phones, Frank?
          Because I have the genitalia of a Ken doll. :-(

          I walked right into that one, didn't I? lol

          Cheers. - Frank
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        • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          Why do you need two phones, Frank?
          Good one.
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          • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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            Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

            Good one.
            Easily amused, are we? :-)

            Cheers. - Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        The biggest design flaw I see in iPhones is simple: You can't replace the battery easily.

        Not a real power phone user, though. As long as the thing makes calls, sends/receives texts, and plays MP3s, I'm mostly happy. Give me an easy to swap battery and removable storage, and it's all good.

        Looked at the Samsung Galaxies and I'm actually inclined more toward the S3 than the newer ones. It claims better battery life (the reviews seems to support that), and I see a lot of owners who like it better than the more recent models.


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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          The biggest design flaw I see in iPhones is simple: You can't replace the battery easily.

          Paul
          I've got a Droid Razr Maxx and you can't replace the battery at all that I can see. I haven't had a problem so far and it's over a year old. It's under warranty, so if it ever does go bad, I'll just go get a new one or they'll fix this one at no charge.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

      Plus I like my phones small unlike most little men who need a large Samsung assisted bulge in their pants to compensate.
      lol. Since you seem singularly obsessed with the bulge in your pants, perhaps you should find a forum where someone else gives a shit .... like this one Penis Enlargement Newbie Forum
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Of course there's a design flaw.

      It gives them an excuse to bring out the iPhone7

      .....next week.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

        I would've bought one myself but I am totally happy with the 5s and the full power of the A7 chip has yet to be tapped. Plus I like my phones small unlike most little men who need a large Samsung assisted bulge in their pants to compensate.
        I don't want to know what the ring tone is, probably the "You have Big........."!

        Clearly you detest Apple products, (said with an expectantly, clever and witty rebuffel)!

        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        Why do you need two phones, Frank?
        I thought it was to make sure both's sides got roasted?

        (Sorry, had to put that in)!

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  • Profile picture of the author Riggs
    I find it funny how such discussions can turn into brand disputes. Maybe you guys should work in advertising for Apple or Samsung.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by Riggs View Post

      I find it funny how such discussions can turn into brand disputes. Maybe you guys should work in advertising for Apple or Samsung.
      I always enjoy the preemptive fanboi attacks from Apple fanboi's.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    If someone would make a Zack Morris phone that worked on the modern digital networks, I would rock the shit out of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by ronrule View Post

      If someone would make a Zack Morris phone that worked on the modern digital networks, I would rock the shit out of it.

      You could probably put a 3 TB hard drive in that thing with storage left over to hide your keys and your wallet.
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Suzanne,

        A lot of the places I go get extreme snow, and I've more than once been stuck away from home. Once for 2 weeks, because the roads were all closed.

        Easily swapped batteries are very handy in such situations. Especially if a storm takes out the power wherever I end up. And assuming the cell system still works...

        Spare batteries can be (and have been, for me) the difference between a major problem and a minor inconvenience.


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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          Suzanne,

          A lot of the places I go get extreme snow, and I've more than once been stuck away from home. Once for 2 weeks, because the roads were all closed.

          Easily swapped batteries are very handy in such situations. Especially if a storm takes out the power wherever I end up. And assuming the cell system still works...

          Spare batteries can be (and have been, for me) the difference between a major problem and a minor inconvenience.

          Paul
          I agree. I started with the Droid X and it had a swappable battery, so when I bought the Razr Maxx, I didn't even really notice that it didn't. I'd much rather it did. Thing is ... I hate talking on the phone, and I really only use it to tether to my computer for Internet access, which I can't do either way if the power goes out, so I guess it serves my purpose ok, but I don't know if I'd buy the same model again, knowing that.
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        You could probably put a 3 TB hard drive in that thing with storage left over to hide your keys and your wallet.
        And a picnic lunch for four people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Funny mock ads:

    'Curved. Not bent
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    And here we have Blackberry's new Passport



    There's something a bit different about being served a square slice of pizza. The same can be said about BlackBerry's new square smartphone.

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen unveiled the company's new Passport phone today at an event in Toronto where he explained the virtues of the square device -- and cracked a few jokes at the expense of Apple.

    "I will challenge you guys to bend a Passport which you are about to see," he said, referring to reports that some users have inadvertently bent their iPhone 6 Plus devices.

    BlackBerry Passport Wants to Make It Hip to Be Square - ABC News
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I think this is more or less being blown out or proportion, but that's just me
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

    Oh brother, anything will bend or break if you put enough pressure on it.

    I'm still very happy with my iPhone 4s and see no reason to "upgrade". I'm going to see if my current phone will last until the iPhone 10 comes out, that is if I don't bend it.

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