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

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

1. 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 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.

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

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

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

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

— iPhonecasology (@iphonecasology)

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

— Keith Wahnsiedler (@wahnker)

9. YouTubers have already shown #beardgate in action:


10. 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 (@grmcrkrs)

11. With #bendgate just dying down, Apple has yet to respond to its latest #problem.

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12. It remains to be seen if the most recent controversy will slow sales. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have already beaten the record for any smartphone’s opening weekend.

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