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    News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    But there are reports of several of these phablets becoming bent in general use.
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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    Just standard fare with apple !

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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    I'm quite surprised if that issue with the bending phones, especially after such a short time. Would have thought that testing would have produced the same issue.

    An android user myself, but any company would love to be able to sell for such a high profit margin.

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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    Despite less than $16 in cost differences between the two 16GB models Apple charges a premium of $100 for the Plus. ... There are several stories around the internet offering various photos of bent iPhone 6 Plus models.
    It's not "bent", it's "curved" - Apples charging the $84 extra because you're getting a large screen and a curved model in one phone - Samsung has to do two separate models.
    or rather

    My 5.5" G3 is fine as is, I strongly suspect, those folks with Galaxy Note's. Speaking of my G3, is a 5.5" screen'd phone now officially "a phablet" then? Just curious, although in the case of the G3 it's maybe arguable since there's a stylus-equipped version of the same size.

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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    I bought the iPhone 6 (non-plus) and I have to say; I love it. I personally don't understand the lure of enormous phones that resemble tablets - surely that can't be comfortable to carry in your pocket.

    To each their own, I suppose.

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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    Quality of the Plus seems a bit worrying:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znK652H6yQM

    Seems the iPhone 6 Plus can bend pretty easily.

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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    Apple will probably launch a man bag so hipsters can carry their iphones rather than bending them in their skinny jeans. Coming to a store near you - only £79.99
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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    i own a note 3 and its fine in my pocket, no bent phone at all. the trouble with really thin phones is they are bound to eventually bend as the pastic/metals are not strong enough.

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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    I bought the iPhone 6 (non-plus) and I have to say; I love it. I personally don't understand the lure of enormous phones that resemble tablets - surely that can't be comfortable to carry in your pocket.

    To each their own, I suppose.
    Before I make any comment, regarding this article, it's not unexpected really, just a reinforcement of poor value for money that some Android uses benefit from. Some premium model Android phones can be just as expensive so it's just whatever works for yourself.

    Regarding the iPhone 6+ bending, it's just a disappointment as whilst I've never bought an iphone out of personal preference, I have recognised them as a company of often well built products. They have there issues ( phone signal with hand placement on the 4? and the finish on the metal being at best temporary on the 5 ) but structurally very well built. I think Apple could face some serious problems regarding this and look forward to how they manage these complaints.

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    About a year and a half ago I purchased a HTC One M7 (IMO, a beautiful, well built, well specced phone with some very nice features) it has a 4.7 inch 1080p display. At this time the iPhone 5 was about six months old but most of my friends still had the iPhone 4s. One friend in particular, we will name him Karl, scoffed at my phone when he asked what I'd upgraded to from a busted up old samsung galaxy ace. And all he did for the next 2/3 months whenever I saw him was throw digs about my 'stupidly large' phone. On launch day he got an iPhone 6 (...with a 4.7 inch screen). He came over to my house a couple days ago and wouldn't stop talking about his lovely new phone, I don't blame it, it's a nice phone. My girlfriend showed up and had to send a text on her phone ( her Nexus 4 had been stolen ages ago so she was using a Z1 compact from her insurance ) and he banged on for another 10 minutes about how her 'stupidly small' phone looks like a toy. I had great delight in reminding him of earlier discussions about phone sizes.

    And then he started on his retina display vs my 'stupid cr@ppy' lcd. It was fun whilst he remained but he got annoyed at me for arguing with him after a while so he left.

    Moral of the story, I've finally worked out Karl is a d****e-bag. Iphone users, enjoy your phone, just don't be Karl!

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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    I can see why they bend. My Z1 would bend if it didn't have a glass back as its sits flat in my front pocket.

    What's interesting is to see whether apple replace the bent phone or if they say it's due to miss-handling
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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    Surely Apple should have foreseen that a large part of their customer base inexplicably enjoys making their legs resemble drainpipes? Or perhaps it's because of that they continue with this fruitless (ha) obsession with thinness; who really wouldn't trade a few mm for better rigidity, battery life, and no camera protrusion?

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    I'd trade thinness for better battery life, grip, camera and rigidity every day without question
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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    I'd trade thinness for better battery life, grip, camera and rigidity every day without question
    +1 on that front. Perhaps QOTW? 3 or 4 mm for a days heavy use would be fantastic. I only get about 6-7 hours if hammering my phone

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    On my z1 I get a full day with heavy use. Medium use today and I've currently got 54%
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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    Karl really sucks.

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    Re: News - iPhone 6 Plus costs $16 more to produce, demands $100 premium

    Reminds me of the genius will it blend adverts. Will it bend?
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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