Apple has suffered yet another social media backlash just few weeks after defending itself against #bendgate. The #bendgate uproar started after users discovered the iPhone 6 bends when carried around in tight pockets.
This time around, it’s the #hairgate, users have laid a new complain, insisting the iPhone 6 traps their hair or beards whey they make calls.
The #hairgate has been a rising trend on social media and leading media outlets have started pouncing on the story.
Some Apple fanboys believe these stories don’t exist, stressing it the handwork of the competitor. One user tweeted, “I have iPhone 6. Doesn’t bend and doesn’t snag hair. Who thinks up these things? Apple haters? Competitors?
According to Gordon Kelly, a reviewer on Forbes, the story is nothing but fabricated, “The gap between the front glass and aluminium does not exist. There is a bevel, but the glass front panel is actually fused to the aluminium and the tiny gap you do see is significantly narrower than a human hair.”
“Furthermore even if a significant gap did exist, hairgate would still make no sense. It has been pointed out that ‘Gapgate’ on the Galaxy Note 4 (where a tangible gap exists in the phablet’s seam) was also present in both the Note 2 and Note 3 designs and owners go by without widespread reports of hair trauma. The Note 3 alone sold 10 million units in 2 months, so that’s a pretty wide test base,” said Gordon.
Don’t get carried away, the #hairgate, for now, is nothing but a hoax.