First, there was #BendGate. Reports flooded the media that claimed the iPhone 6 Plus was susceptible to bending when kept in your pocket.
Now, there’s #HairGate. A 9to5Mac community post reveals that iPhone 6 customers are complaining on social media that their new phones keep ripping out chunks of their hair when they hold the phone up to their ear to take a call.
Twitter users claim that the seam between the glass screen and aluminium back of the iPhone 6 is to blame, and it’s that gap that their hair is getting caught in.
My hair keeps getting caught in the microscopic seam between glass and aluminium on my iPhone 6
— Kavan (@KavKilledKenny) October 1, 2014
@9to5Community My iPhone 6+ was pulling my hair too; I returned it, it was underwhelming:(
— Graham Cracker (@grmcrkrs) October 3, 2014
The seam on my iPhone 6 where the aluminium meets the glass is definitely catching my hair and pulling it out. #seamgate
— Paul Peavler (@CardMeHD) September 28, 2014
Anyone else getting beard hairs pulled by the iPhone 6/Plus? It catches my scruff in the seam and yanks it during calls. #hurts #beardgate
— Chad Coleman (@dominocollege) October 1, 2014
This news follows #GapGate, which focused on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Customers complained to Samsung that their new Android phones had a gap between the screen and the case. It’s unknown whether Samsung customers are also experiencing hair-loss when taking calls on their phones, as some iPhone 6 users are now reporting.