Hairgate? Seriously?

“It seems that one ‘gate’ type scandal isn’t enough for Cupertino this time around,” Darren Allan reports for Betanews. “Following ‘bendgate’… we now have ‘hairgate.'”

“Apple’s new iPhone 6 isn’t causing folks to pull their hair out with frustration, it is just simply and literally pulling people’s hair out — or that’s the allegation,” Allan reports. “Apparently, the thin seam between the display glass and aluminum body is snagging on long hairs (and beard hairs, too) when people are making phone calls, and being yanked out when the handset is moved away from the caller’s face.”

Allan reports, “Others doubt whether this is a real issue, while slipping a gag in at the same time, of course. Jen Dudley-Nicholson noted: ‘Two weeks in and I have yet to experience iPhone 6 #Hairgate. Perhaps it’s a bald-faced lie?'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As with Microsoft’s upside-down and backwards Mac knockoff, although not as deeply entrenched, there is an industry dependent on Google’s inferior iOS wannabe. Said industry now clearly sees the writing on the wall and they don’t like what it says.

Android’s one big selling point – big displays – has evaporated. Increasingly desperate times call for increasingly desperate FUD. This one, though, is particularly laughable.

Our second-generation 64-bit A8-powered iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units can bend all day long while giving us haircuts and close shaves and you can have them…

…when you pry them from our cold, dead hands.

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TechCrunch reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6: ‘The best smartphone available’ – September 17, 2014
USA Today’s Baig reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6/Plus: ‘Smartphone stars’ – September 17, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6: ‘The best smartphone you can buy’ – September 16, 2014
Macworld reviews 64-bit iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Bigger is better (in the right hands) – September 16, 2014


  1. I’m glad it’s not just me. Thought I was losing my mind. I have short hair and it pulled one of mine out about every other day. You could literally see the hair still in the seam. I usually use my phones without a case, but had to break down and get an Apple leather case to avoid the issue. Never had the problem with any other iPhone model.

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