iPhone 6 – First Bendgate, Now Hairgate


Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

As if the joy of Bendgate wasn’t enough for Apple it would appear that #Hairgate is the new trend on Twitter for disgruntled iPhonians to voice their displeasure.

But what is #Hairgate?

Well, it would appear that even if you haven’t bent your iPhone 6 by now, it will pull your hair out anyway as reported by Business Insider

First, there was #BendGate. Reports flooded the media that claimed the iPhone 6 Plus was susceptible to bending when kept in your pocket.
Now, there’s #HairGate. A 9to5Mac community post reveals that iPhone 6 customers are complaining on social media that their new phones keep ripping out chunks of their hair when they hold the phone up to their ear to take a call.

Twitter users say their hair is getting caught in the seam between the glass screen and aluminum back of the iPhone 6.

And it’s not just hair. Beards, moustaches, anything this little tinker can grab hold of, it will.

Intrigued by this I headed over to 9To5Mac to see what was being said:

Anyone else getting beard hairs pulled by the iPhone 6/Plus? It catches my scruff in the seam and yanks it during calls. #hurts

My hair keeps getting caught in the microscopic seam between glass and aluminium on my iPhone 6

The seam on my iPhone 6 where the aluminum meets the glass is definitely catching my hair and pulling it out.

Had the same on the Galaxy S5, shit hurts too

This happened with my beard with several Android devices as well. It also happens with shirts, scarves and pretty much anything with a tooth, gap or stickiness.

Typical Ive design: looks great on a pedestal but plagued by usage issues in the real world.

There were some comforting words for those experiencing issues from iPhonians defending the company:

My suggestion, it’s life, get the F*** over it. Stop complaining, next thing you know, someone will blame them for not getting pregnant, because they couldn’t put it down.

Remedy: shave. You’re welcome.

WTF? who use the iPhone to make calls?

Would you rather a gap big enough to fit a credit card?

Just get a case and you’ll be fine.

Yes, that’ll do it. Whatever it might be, it’s not Apple’s fault. And, of course, it happens with a Samsung too! Although that’s not saying much, hand your average Androidian a BlackBerry and they almost topple over due to the fact that their phone is that cheap and light it virtually floats away.

So, it bends, it pulls your hair out, it’s software is buggy and roughly 2 years behind BlackBerry 10. Even if it works it backs up all your personal stuff to something that then allows hackers to get in willy nilly and spread your private life across the internet.

That’s worth spending almost $1000 on, isn’t it?

Let’s make it very simple.

Buy a BlackBerry.

It just works.


Bigglybobblyboo is a legend almost nowhere at all. He is a founder member of UTB and spends his spare time taking out his anger at the world with a fishfork and a spatula. He is also a Cribbage Master, having won 1 fight online as the other guy refused to turn up out of fear for his life.

  • Blackjack

    “even if you haven’t bent your iPhone 6 by now, it will pull your hair out anyway”

    Bwaaaahhaaa haaaaa

    • Trev


  • Gnomesane

    You just couldn’t make this stuff up. Were all the engineers and product testers on holiday when they were testing this thing?

    • Robert

      Wait…you mean Apple actually tests their devices?

  • Wayno

    Apple……just give up, your phones are SHITE!!!!

  • Anthony

    You know someone will bend their iPhone 6+ while tugging on their stuck hair. locco_smiley_39

  • Trev

    Haha I’m going to start torturing the first person I know that gets an iPhone by calling them randomly. Every time I hang up, I know they’ve just pulled another hair out of their head.

    I particularly enjoyed the comments for “remedies”:
    – Putting it in a case
    I shouldn’t have to buy a bulky case on a $1,000 device due to its design flaws

    – Shave
    I like my beard, thank you very much. Then again, I won’t have an iPhone6 so I guess that’s no problem for me

    And my personal favorite:
    – Get a life
    Because, you know, who uses their $1,000 communications tool for making phone calls or work and have to decide between answering a phone call or pulling out the hairs in your head.

    Way to go, Apple. locco_smiley_10

    • Robert

      I’ve shared this with several iPhone users that I know, none have answered back. I wonder if they’re mad.

      If they are… locco_smiley_12

    • razrrob


      I guess you could look at it as a blessing for women with facial hair- no more waxing necessary!

      I can’t wait until a man with a toupee or a woman with a wig gets defrocked =))

      • Trev

        I hadn’t even thought of wigs!

        Grandparents LOVE iPhones! Oh dear!


  • nicogig

    Poor iPhone, it just wanted to hug it’s users…
    Ok, that was horrible. Just like this news. I can’t believe that a 1000$ device can be so poorly built… And what’s worse is that when you talk to the iSheeps all they say is “It sold 10 million devices on launch day!”…

    • Blackjack

      Right which shows how many iDiots there are. Scary.

      • razrrob

        When iSheep talk about sales numbers my canned reply is this-

        Ford sells hundreds of thousands more cars than Ferrari year after year. Does that mean Ford’s a superior car?