I haven’t blogged about the iPhone 6 Plus cracked screens yet, so I grabbed a customer unit to show exactly what can happen when these beauties are dropped. Just as suspected…they crack! You can’t really stop physics, so it’s a good idea to take extra care when handling a large device like the iPhone 6 Plus.
I feel terrible for this customer…it’s truly a hassle for the customer to have to perform a repair like this on a phone that is just so new…and so expensive. Yes, Mission Repair is here for customers like this; however we pride ourselves on keeping units active and working for a LONG time (when I was in the tech room earlier today I saw an original iPhone screen being repaired!) but we’re also here for the newest, latest and greatest when we can be of service.
Once my techs are completed with this iPhone 6 Plus screen repair, I’ll post a follow up blog to show you the difference. You can probably imagine that it’ll look like a new phone…and it will.
Until then, I’ll be back shortly.
Take care, Ryan
P.S. For those of you that are interested: I checked this customer’s iPhone 6 Plus to see if it was bent…and it’s NOT!
Hello blog readers-
There’s been a lot of press about the iPhone 6 Plus and the fact that it seems to be “bending” when left in your pocket for a while. Wait, what? BENDING? This seems improbable!
Maybe Apple should make a “bendy-straw-accordion” version of the iPhone 6 Plus. Or you might need to have it repaired. You can wrap it around your handlebars if you want to 😉
Bending an iPhone is not that improbable. We here at Mission Repair have seen every type of iPhone disaster imaginable. Bent phones, while rare, do happen. The iPhone 5 and 5S are perfect examples of a rugged phone. They have squared off edges with additional metal strengtheners along each edge. The iPhone 6 Plus has rounded edges and is made of aluminum and does not have the same strengtheners as it’s predecessor.
So then there’s a “heat” theory. An iPhone 6 Plus slips into your pocket, and then starts to heat up. This gets the metal hot and therefore logically will make it more pliable. There are a few stories on forums and blogs that are popping up with customer horror stories…but let’s not all panic yet. There’s a lot to be discovered about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that only time will tell.
Want some advice? Don’t put the iPhone 6 Plus into your back pocket and sit on it. Actually, don’t do this with any phone. These are small hand-held electronic devices, but they don’t have flexibility or the design to remain pocket bound. That’s your wallet’s job.
Let us know if you have any questions or if you’ve found that your iPhone 6 Plus is bent and you’re not sure why; we’d love to investigate!
Have a great day, Ryan
We’ve received our first shipment of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens at the Mission Repair warehouse, and they have been entered into inventory. Here’s what they look like (the bubbles that you see are protective plastic):
And a picture of the same screens from the back:
There’s little doubt that the iPhone 6 Plus will be a big “adjustment” to anyone that has only used an iPhone 5S or older due to it’s shear size…and we are now beginning to take orders daily for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screen repairs.
In fact, I saw on the news yesterday and on TV this morning that customers are reporting that their iPhone 6’s are bending when in their pocket. Wow. Clearly these are thin, lightweight, but “bendable”? I’ve seen iPhone 5’s bend, but only under severe weight and stress. Not by slipping them into your pocket. Time will tell about this issue, we’ll keep you informed!
Until then, let us know how you like your new iPhone if you’ve got one, and remember Mission Repair if you need a screen repaired.
Have a good morning, Ryan
I was just a matter of time…and with this newest release of the iPhone only took a couple of hours. It’s unfortunate for the customer without a doubt.
We got a call at 10:19 am this morning from a gentleman that waited all night to receive his iPhone 6. It’s a birthday present for his son. He showed it to his wife when he got into the parking lot and somehow – some way – the phone was dropped and the screen shattered in front of them.
Then they called us. Just breathe, there’s no reason to panic.
We are preparing for our iPhone 6 repair launch, but our supply of parts are not quite here yet. It’s Ok, if you happen to be one of the unlucky few that cracks a new iPhone today – give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we’ll make sure you get the best possible price on a repair shortly. The waiting list has started, and we will have you fixed up the first of next week.
Take care, Ryan