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The iPhone 6 Is Ripping Out Chunks Of People's Hair

Forget #bendgate; Apple has a new hair-raising controversy.

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In the past few days, iPhone 6 customers have taken to social media, complaining that new phones are ripping out chunks of hair.

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An anonymous poster on 9to5mac.com first reported that head and facial hair is being yanked out when users try to make a phone call, a problem that is not only inconvenient but also painful.

iPhone users are tweeting that hair is getting caught in the seam between the aluminum backing and glass screen.

My hair keeps getting caught in the microscopic seam between glass and aluminium on my iPhone 6

Kavan@KavKilledKennyFollow

My hair keeps getting caught in the microscopic seam between glass and aluminium on my iPhone 6

2:13 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The complaint has already spawned a series of hashtags, including #hairgate, #beardgate, and #seamgate.

They clearly can't catch a break.. I wonder if testers were mainly bald guys.. - http://t.co/bffpzRFoT9 #HairGate #BendGate

Diane@imdianeFollow

They clearly can't catch a break.. I wonder if testers were mainly bald guys.. - http://t.co/bffpzRFoT9 #HairGate #BendGate

10:51 AM - 03 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The seam on my iPhone 6 where the aluminum meets the glass is definitely catching my hair and pulling it out. #seamgate

Paul Peavler@CardMeHDFollow

The seam on my iPhone 6 where the aluminum meets the glass is definitely catching my hair and pulling it out. #seamgate

7:47 PM - 28 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Congrats Apple, for finally getting hipsters to shave. #beardgate #hairgate

Roob@PushnoiFollow

Congrats Apple, for finally getting hipsters to shave. #beardgate #hairgate

12:31 PM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The hashtags were followed quickly by faux razor ads and movie parodies.

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True iPhonecasology: The RazorSharp iPhone6 MultiTool #iPhone6 #Iphone6Plus After #BendGate #HairGate #BeardGate?

iPhonecasology@iphonecasologyFollow

True iPhonecasology: The RazorSharp iPhone6 MultiTool #iPhone6 #Iphone6Plus After #BendGate #HairGate #BeardGate?

6:39 AM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

iPhone 6 - Our best phone, and our best shave, guaranteed. #beardgate

Keith Wahnsiedler@wahnkerFollow

iPhone 6 - Our best phone, and our best shave, guaranteed. #beardgate

9:52 AM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

YouTubers have already shown #beardgate in action:

View this video on YouTube

#Ouch.

And at least one user has returned their phone after losing a few hairs.

@9to5Community My iPhone 6+ was pulling my hair too; I returned it, it was underwhelming:(

Graham Cracker@grmcrkrsFollow

@9to5Community My iPhone 6+ was pulling my hair too; I returned it, it was underwhelming:(

10:35 AM - 03 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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