iPhone X’s Hardware ‘Design Flaw’ Physically Hurts Some Of Its Users
By Mikelle Leow, 11 Jan 2018
Image via William Hook / Flickr (CC 2.0)
The iPhone X’s design is so stressfully radical from those of its predecessors, it’s literally tearing its owners’ hair out.
According to some internet users, the device’s silent mode switch and bezel gap are capable of ripping hairs out—sideburns included.
Ranting about the head-scratcher on Reddit, user ‘kdawg89’ wrote, “Does anyone else have a problem with their phone pulling their hair? Mine pulls my hair several times a day while it’s held up to my head. It’s really starting to piss me off.”
They added that Apple had offered to replace their phone, “but I am just curious if mine is a fluke or if it is a design issue.”
The netizen later discovered that they were not stranded in the situation—other iPhone X users had faced the same problem.
“This phone is very expensive and a LOT of engineers worked on that and this is the result?” replied a user who resonated with the experience.
A similar complaint was made on Apple’s discussion forum. Users unhappy about their iPhones doubling up as razors might be keen to know that the dilemma can be averted with a simple fix: a protective case.
“It has happened to me so many times, I’ve lost count,” said ‘rafenters’. “It hurts and is a bad design flaw! I’ve ‘solved’ it by buying a protective case that I needed anyway. The phone was too slippery too and constantly slid around. I hope the protector will help with this problem too!”
As per another commenter, Apple’s leather cases surprisingly aren’t the best “helmets” for your phone.
Check out a couple of gripes from Twitter. Does the iPhone X get in your hair too?
Does your iPhone X pull your hair when it’s up to your ear ?— @tonyytonee (@Kony_The_Pony_) January 9, 2018
So my iPhone X it’s pulling my hair 😒— About A Boi (@bromo91x) January 9, 2018
@Apple dude your iPhone X is ripping the fricken hair from around my ear out!! Not cool. I hate this phone for this new feature.— SwiftBladeJJ (@SuperKingJJ) December 16, 2017
[via Ubergizmo, cover image via William Hook / Flickr (CC 2.0)]
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