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  1. vepac's Avatar
    I won't go for the 6 but I may get the 5s and have it for a year. I always switch platforms a lot so this doesn't mean I am not coming back to windows phone.
    HAMEDACC likes this.
    09-28-2014 08:34 PM
  2. iamtim's Avatar
    This came out after the consumer reports test
    ...so? That means nothing and does not invalidate what I said. If Apple follows through and replaces iPhones bent under normal usage this will disappear like water under a bridge. And then the reinforced 6s/6s+ will come out and Apple will once again bust sales records.

    See... it doesn't matter if some dude can bend a phone in a YouTube video. Send me any phone you want, I'll bend it guaranteed. What matters is what happens to the phone under normal usage. Apple sold a f*ckton of new iPhones and as long as those people are handled, they'll keep buying iPhones, and they'll keep telling their friends about how awesome Apple is and their friends will buy iPhones.

    We can all sit here and claim outrage and disbelief and shock and rage and all that, but the reality of the situation is exactly what I describe above. And if you believe otherwise, you're fooling yourself.
    carlos12001 likes this.
    09-28-2014 08:43 PM
  3. kencaz's Avatar
    This came out after the consumer reports test....so, no.


    iPhone 6 Plus: The Bend Uncut - YouTube
    That thing bent like Paper... So if Apple decides to replace bent units, what is going to keep people from bending it themselves when it gets a little to scratch or old. Just bend it a little go into the Apple store and come out with a new phone. I think you will probably see more coming for sure...
    09-28-2014 08:45 PM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    ...so? That means nothing and does not invalidate what I said. If Apple follows through and replaces iPhones bent under normal usage this will disappear like water under a bridge. And then the reinforced 6s/6s+ will come out and Apple will once again bust sales records.

    See... it doesn't matter if some dude can bend a phone in a YouTube video. Send me any phone you want, I'll bend it guaranteed. What matters is what happens to the phone under normal usage. Apple sold a f*ckton of new iPhones and as long as those people are handled, they'll keep buying iPhones, and they'll keep telling their friends about how awesome Apple is and their friends will buy iPhones.

    We can all sit here and claim outrage and disbelief and shock and rage and all that, but the reality of the situation is exactly what I describe above. And if you believe otherwise, you're fooling yourself.
    I don't have a dog in this hunt, but facts are facts. Apple has taken a hit in the public eye whether you want to believe it or not. What's worse is that Wall Street is paying attention.

    Apple stock dinged $23B since iPhone 6 | America's Markets
    09-28-2014 09:09 PM
  5. iamtim's Avatar
    Apple has taken a hit in the public eye whether you want to believe it or not.
    ...again, so?

    Apple took a hit in the public eye for antennagate, too. Didn't seem to have any lasting effect. But the important part of what I'm saying, the part that is bigger than some dude bending phones on YouTube or, even, Wall Street itself is this: if Apple takes care of the people whose phones bend through normal usage, this will be another anntenagate-esque non-issue. Because it doesn't matter if Apple's stock takes a bit of a digger, nor does it matter if some dude on YouTube bends 100 phones in a row; all that matters if is Apple takes care of their customers or not.
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    09-28-2014 10:09 PM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    ...again, so?

    Apple took a hit in the public eye for antennagate, too. Didn't seem to have any lasting effect. But the important part of what I'm saying, the part that is bigger than some dude bending phones on YouTube or, even, Wall Street itself is this: if Apple takes care of the people whose phones bend through normal usage, this will be another anntenagate-esque non-issue. Because it doesn't matter if Apple's stock takes a bit of a digger, nor does it matter if some dude on YouTube bends 100 phones in a row; all that matters if is Apple takes care of their customers or not.
    Digger? That ain't peanuts, that's the GDP of many small nations. A $23 billion devaluation matters if you're a stockholder.
    09-28-2014 10:14 PM
  7. iamtim's Avatar
    Digger? That ain't peanuts, that's the GDP of many small nations.
    ...again, so?

    Stock that goes down can come back up just as quickly. Wall Street is a fickle b*tch.

    People are so quick around here to mention the "cult of Apple" and "iSheep" and "Apple fanboys", yet they don't want to recognize the power that gives Apple. All Apple has to do is keep their customers happy and bendgate will become an un-hype-able issue, the stock will rebound, and, again, the 6s/6s+ will sell like gangbusters.

    That is the reality.
    Last edited by iamtim; 09-28-2014 at 11:05 PM.
    carlos12001 likes this.
    09-28-2014 10:39 PM
  8. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I was at AT&T over the weekend. Almost bought the 6+, but got a 1520 instead. Happy so far.
    HAMEDACC likes this.
    09-29-2014 07:34 AM
  9. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    You misunderestimate (homage to GWB) the power of negative press. There are 1696 active NFL players in the league at any given time and to my knowledge there have only been 4 players (Rice, Peterson, Hardy & McDonald) accused of domestic violence this year. Unless my math is way off, that works out to only 1/4 of 1 percent yet the league has been skewered every which way. NOW is calling for Commissioner Goodell to resign, Rice has already had his contract voided and McDonald faces the same fate if indicted. Keep in mind that no criminal court has handed down convictions on 3 of the 4 (Hardy) but in the court of public opinion, they've been tried, convicted and executed.

    Still think insignificant percentages don't matter? Try 3,176,000 Ford Pintos produced between 1971 and 1980. Everybody knows about the famous gas tank explosions but there were "only" 117 cases. Do the math.
    You misunderstimate (:P) the good will that Apple has forged over the years. They'll still sell 40-60m of the 6/+ over a quarter. This isn't really going to hurt them all that much.
    carlos12001 likes this.
    09-29-2014 07:36 AM
  10. Xarok's Avatar
    I'm thinking of getting a 6+ to replace my HTC 8x because this thing is so damn slow and lagging like crazy...
    09-29-2014 08:23 AM
  11. MikeSo's Avatar
    Costco sells the iPhone 6. They have sold iPads and iPods for many years, but I don't know if I've seen them sell iPhones before.
    I looked at the Plus, and I gotta say... meh. Of course, I've said "meh" about iPhones since iPhone 1. I just don't get what people find so good about them. I've used friends' iPhones several times occasionally and they are.. fine, I guess. I have an iPad Mini that my son uses. It's fine too, I suppose.

    But I digress. What I came to say was that "No, and after looking at the Plus in the store I find myself even less inclined to buy one". Also, I wish Costco would sell Windows Phones.
    diablozoll likes this.
    09-29-2014 12:59 PM
  12. HAMEDACC's Avatar
    Any reports on "iphone 6" bendgate?
    09-30-2014 05:24 PM
  13. phasar's Avatar
    There are only two OS that matter in the U.S.A., that is IOS and Android. And most people have made up their mind about what they want. I don't think bendgate will have an influence on anyone's decision.
    carlos12001, azcruz and HAMEDACC like this.
    09-30-2014 06:35 PM
  14. HAMEDACC's Avatar
    There are only two OS that matter in the U.S.A., that is IOS and Android. And most people have made up their mind about what they want. I don't think bendgate will have an influence on anyone's decision.
    I dont think so, It was just my last question before buying iphone 6 ;)
    10-02-2014 02:58 AM
  15. Xarok's Avatar
    This is why I am thinking of getting an iPhone 6+ : An iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) speed test demos why specs are for geeks

    I did a similar test with my HTC 8X... Took well over 4mins...
    10-02-2014 05:09 AM
  16. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    This is why I am thinking of getting an iPhone 6+ : An iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) speed test demos why specs are for geeks

    I did a similar test with my HTC 8X... Took well over 4mins...
    4 minutes is about how long it took them to remove that article.
    10-02-2014 08:48 AM
  17. etad putta's Avatar
    This is from investor.com:

    Last year, Apple sold more than 9 million iPhone 5S and 5C models in the first weekend. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch translated to 11% unit growth year over year, which is a much slow growth rate than previous years.


    I want to see what the sales figures are post-bendgate. A lot of these 10 million units were from pre-orders and sales before the reports came out. I'll wait for updated figures before I render final judgment.
    Let me help you out...Is Apple Nearing 20 Million iPhone 6 Sales Already? Signs Point To Yes - Forbes
    10-07-2014 07:35 AM
  18. Milan Singh's Avatar
    In simple words, NOPE.. not happening.. !! :P
    10-07-2014 07:38 AM
  19. broughshane's Avatar
    NO thanks ! over price, long out of date specifications and dull as dishwater IOS8. And in with other iPhone users groups .. couldn't imagine being in the flock,
    Last edited by broughshane; 10-07-2014 at 07:50 AM. Reason: adding more
    10-07-2014 07:45 AM
  20. dov1978's Avatar
    I said very early in this thread that I'd definitely be getting the iPhone 6 Plus. Bendgate is probably way overblown by WP and Android fanboys but it's enough to put me off spending that much on one and risking it bending seeing as I keep mine predominantly in my trouser pocket and likely to test that theory. After my Galaxy Note 3 I came back to WP with a Lumia 1520 instead. No way that's gonna bend in my pocket...in fact my 1320 I had earlier this year was impressively robust. I did quite want the iWatch though and would love for Microsoft to come up with something remotely similar
    10-07-2014 07:54 AM
  21. cckgz4's Avatar
    Recently played with one. Nothing spectacular to me, but it's Apple so you know what you're getting
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-07-2014 10:22 AM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Forget Bendgate, Apple has more serious problems to deal with. The adoption rate for iOS8 has stagnated at the 40% mark. I have a company IP5 and the update blows. Even my office manager, who is a diehard Apple freak, says it sucks.
    10-07-2014 07:34 PM
  23. etad putta's Avatar
    Not a big deal, they will get the small amount of issues they have quickly figured out. A lot of people aren't updating due to the amount of free space required for the update. Also many people are still using iphone 4 and 4s. Those should stay on 7 as they are old hardware. To the OP's question, don't buy iphone 6, buy 6+!!
    10-08-2014 01:31 AM
  24. HAMEDACC's Avatar
    To the OP's question, don't buy iphone 6, buy 6+!!
    Now, I have a lumia 720 with 4.3 screen and the size of screen and device both are really good for me and easy in my hand. I know 6+ has Optical Stabilizer and landscape mode and I don't fear of bending but I really feel good with 4.7 size.
    Is there any option in 6+ that u suggest it to me?
    Thx.Peace
    10-09-2014 03:48 AM
  25. dainguyen2193's Avatar
    10-09-2014 05:34 AM
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