Reports have surfaced that the iPhone 6 Plus may change shape slightly if you keep it in your front trouser pocket too long.
Users of the new supersized Apple device have taken to forums to register their surprise at how the latest iPhone bends when the integrity of its shape is challenged by the size restrictions of a pocket in which it struggles to fit.
One forum member on MacRumors posted a picture of his deformed iPhone 6 Plus after several hours in his pocket.
The user hanzoh said: "Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left FRONT pocket of my suit pants. I drove 4 hours to a wedding, which also involved a lot of sitting during dinner etc but also 2-3 hours of dancing. I left at 2am and went to bed, driving home 4 hours back.
"So in total, the 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly. As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive, I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted.
"Now I lay it flat with the display side on the table, take a look. Maybe at 5.5" it is too thin?"
And there are others, some leaking onto mainstream social media platforms like Twitter.
— Florian Paulmier (@FlorianP123) September 23, 2014
It may seem ridiculous, and certainly the twittersphere has had some fun with it, but it makes sense that this particular phone suffers from a structural complications.
It's very large and it's very thin. Not only that, it's made of aluminum, a fairly flexible metal.
When flat aluminum phone meets pressurized round ass, round phone results. Obviously we need a Cosmos on this.
— Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) September 23, 2014
This isn't the first time an iPhone has bent, with plenty of pictures scattered across the web of earlier iPhone models contorted into unusual shapes. The iPhone 6 Plus, however, does appear to be particularly liable to bend.
Likewise, the Sony Xperia smartphone has been known to bend after a good long while in the confined pocket space of its owner.
Possible solutions: a rigid case, iPhone insurance, or simply don't put it in a pocket where the device can breathe.
Or maybe this is just a rad new iPhone feature we're all just unfamiliar with.