When it comes to smartphones, the most logical place to keep it when not in use would be a front pocket, right? Well, we may soon be hearing from Apple that we are “doing it wrong” if recent reports from MacRumors are confirmed: the new iPhone 6 bends by simply having it in your front pocket while sitting.

Yes, front pocket.


Of course, testing how tight a user’s pants are isn’t necessarily expected when testing products…but if the recent reports of front pocket-bent phones are true, then Apple may want to look into that for the iPhone 6S.


While the reports have been coming from the larger iPhone 6 Plus models (which may or may not necessarily be of good front pocket size depending on your front pocket size needs), the fact of the matter is that with all of the dollars and talent that Apple has to create world-class products, this should have been anticipated in the early prototyping stage.

Aren’t the bend properties of thin metal quite apparent?

Thinner isn’t always better.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.