As we all know the iPhone 6 was released last month, on September 19th. In the first three days after its release 10 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus were sold. The iPhone 6 was supposed to be “bigger, better, sleeker, and faster.” It was supposed to come with a larger screen, a boosted processor, better camera, and improved battery. It also comes with new updates, new apps, iMessageing features, and a new iCloud drive.
Although these new phones are filled with new updates they have come with many problems. For example, rapid battery draining, there is nothing more frustrating than waiting for your phone to charge, using it for an hour and it being at ten percent battery. It has also been reported that the sound will not work, the wifi is slow and often drops signal, and the iMessages won’t send.
There have also been bizarre reports about the iPhone 6 bending while in the owners pocket. A few people realized this a couple of days after purchasing their iPhone 6s, that when they had their phones in their back pockets they will bend. This sent off a trend of people bending their phones to see if they actually did bend, and well they did.
In even more recent news, there is now a man reporting that his iPhone 6 caught on fire in his pocket after being bent. Phillip Lechter claims that his phone was so bent in his pocket that it punctured the battery which caused it to spark a fire. Lechter stated, “The doctor’s report described a 11.5 cm x 10.5 cm burn area on my right leg and classified the burn as second-degree with first-degree burns surrounding the area,”
I found all of this information very interesting, especially because I am currently the owner of an iPhone 3. Yes they still exist. I do not understand the crazy hype about new iPhones. I understand that they are cool. However, the amount of cool new updates on the new iPhones come along with about as much problems. These phones are also extremely expensive, and to keep buying the new one every time it comes out is just absurd(in my opinion). Also I’m glad that so many people figured out that if they bend a phone that they paid lots of money it probably will actually bend. And as for the guy who was lit on fire by his iPhone 6, well that is just bizarre.