I would have thought this was self-evident, but apparently since the iPhone 5 launched in China, there’s been a rash of people leaving their iPhone in their back pocket — and bending them when they sit down. I…I just don’t know what to say. No, it’s probably not a good idea to take the incredibly expensive piece of high-end gadgetry you just bought, and put all of your weight on it while you sit down.
MIC has compiled a bunch of photos of these bent iPhones, and it’s enough to look like a definite trend. Luckily, these bends aren’t enough to render the device non-functional — it seems the screen still works, even when put through a butt-bending. According to the report, there are even back-alley repair stores that’ll bend it back the right way for around $40, for if you don’t want to pay for an official replacement.
So PSA folks — don’t sit on your iPhone 5. It’s not meant to handle that.