October 3, 2014 3:30 pm -

[su_right_ad]If you’ve ever waited in line overnight for the newest iPhone, only to find out that it bends if you put it in your back pocket and sit on it, imagine how you’d feel to find out that it’s also ripping out your hair. The horror. The latest alleged defect in the iPhone 6 is currently the talk of social media, where #Hairgate is trending, and iPhone users are complaining. The hoopla appears to have started on a Mac forum with a user named AYEAI:

By now we should be aware of the bendgate issue but it doesn’t concern me much. I take good care of my phone.

I’m more concerned and somewhat irritated that my iPhone 6 Plus, keeps yanking out my my hair when I’m making call. Initially I thought it was the hair sticking to the screen protector. But upon closer inspection, it was the seam between the glass and aluminium – hair gets stuck and when you try to free it out, it hurts. I believe it’s not only me.

Now, before you throw your brand-new iPhone in the crapper, keep in mind that, as near as I can tell, this problem has affected approximately five people, including the three Twitter users in that post, plus this guy:

If Apple is smart, they’ll turn this bug into a feature and…READ MORE[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to First World Problem Of The Week: iPhone 6 Is Pulling Out Users’ Hair

  1. Anomaly 100 October 3rd, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Should have gotten an Android. Neener!

    • DrPills October 4th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Hair today, gone tomorrow.

  2. tracey marie October 3rd, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    what a bunch of whiners.

  3. Rusty Shackleford October 3rd, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I really hate the phrase “first world problems.”

    1. The whole first-world/third-world terminology is an outdated and meaningless relic of the Cold War. It has nothing to do with how developed or wealthy a country is. Countries that sided with the US were “first-world” and countries that sided with the USSR were “second-world” and everywhere that decided to abstain from the dick-waving contest that was the Cold War got deemed “third-world.”

    2. Even if you’re referring to “underdeveloped” countries, it’s misrepresenting them. These are not problems exclusive to Europe and the Americas. Yes, people in Morocco have more severe problems than you, but they also have these problems on top of that. They also get annoyed when a Starbucks employee spells their name wrong, or when their wi-fi is on the fritz, or when their iphone bends. You’re not some member of an exclusive club for having petty concerns and gripes; literally everyone in the world does, regardless of their nation or wealth.

    • Anomaly 100 October 3rd, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      I do believe that Tommy is being sarcastic.

      • Rusty Shackleford October 3rd, 2014 at 11:35 pm

        Not holding it against the author, just ranting.

        • Anomaly 100 October 4th, 2014 at 8:19 am

          Rant away:-)

    • Tammy Minton Haley October 4th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      i think the point is not to make Americans/Europeans feel superior–quite the opposite…it is to point out that we are pathetic, soft creatures who cannot function without 300-count sheets and a latte’…

  4. arc99 October 3rd, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I am not a technophobe by any means. I have worked in computer programming in several languages and software quality assurance for almost 30 years. Having said that, I swear I will never understand the people who absolutely must have the latest and greatest gadget even though the prior latest and greatest gadget they are replacing is less than a year old.

    Ever since computers were built with vacuum tubes, ever since programs were fed in via punch cards, early adopters of technology faced the risks being the first to encounter previously unknown problems. So in some respects, this is no different than when Grace Hopper rolled out COBOL back in 1960.

    Being first in line means that you will also be the first to discover what is wrong. Accept that fact of life, or wait until the damn thing goes on sale next spring.

  5. Tammy Minton Haley October 4th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    i have a landline…ha!