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.