Multiple iPhone 5 owners report that the new iPhone is easy to bend and even come bend out of the box. The new iPhone 5 is the thinnest iPhone made so far and comes with an aluminum frame, which makes you wonder if it is strong enought. Austintylerl said on the MacRumors forum “There is a crack above the volume down button in the aluminum. This phone bent while in my front pocket, the phone was never dropped, banged, sat on etc. anyone else have such luck?” a second iPhone 5 owner said that his iPhone 5 was already bend when it was still in the box.
“I received my new iphone5 from Verizon from fed ex on Saturday, opened it up and it was bent and the volume buttons were jammed.” He also said that the Apple Store in Akron Ohio said that they would not replace it and accused him of damaging the phone himself.
TekCore collected multiple photos from iPhone 5 users with the same problem. Most of them put their iPhone it their front or back pocket and notice later that the iPhone 5 is bent.
In the video below you can see a iPhone 5 which is slightly bent.