iPhone 6 Users' New Gripe: It's Pulling Out Their Hair

Is it the new #BendGate?
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2014 9:34 AM CDT
iPhone 6 Users' New Gripe: It's Pulling Out Their Hair
Two new iPhones are photographed at the Apple store in the center of Munich, Germany, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.   (AP Photo, dpa,Peter Kneffel)

If users weren't already tearing their hair out over bending iPhones, now the device will do it for them. Apparently some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners are frustrated by phones that are pulling out their hair, Business Insider reports. The issue seems to be the tiny space between aluminum and glass on the outside of the phone; that "microscopic seam," as one Twitter user put it, is catching and yanking people's hair—both from their scalps and their beards, says a 9to5mac.com community post.

The problem may not be unique to Apple, Business Insider notes; users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 complained about a gap between that device's screen and case. Unsurprisingly, various hashtags, including #HairGate and #BeardGate, have sprung up regarding the iPhone issue—and they've led to some amusing shaving-related memes collected at BuzzFeed. (More iPhone stories.)

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