Date
20 August 2017
A customer holds an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6 at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue after the phones went on sale in New York on September 19. Photo: Reuters
A customer holds an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6 at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue after the phones went on sale in New York on September 19. Photo: Reuters

Hairgate: iPhone 6 hit by new complaint

First there was bendgate… now brace yourself for hairgate.

Fresh from the online uproar over whether the shiny new iPhone 6 bends when carried around in pockets, Apple has been hit by a new complaint — that the handset traps users’ hair or beards when they make calls.

It is difficult to gauge whether there is any real issue, but Twitter users have made #hairgate a rising social media trend, leading major news outlets to pounce on the story.

“The seam on my iPhone 6 where the aluminum meets the glass is definitely catching my hair and pulling it out,” one user tweeted.

Bearded iPhone users have jumped on the bandwagon complaining that their facial hair gets yanked during calls, leading to spats over whether to treat #beardgate as a separate trend, or simply as a subset of #hairgate.

Apple was not immediately available to comment.

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