Not long after news surfaced of an iPhone 6 bending and catching fire in a man’s pocket, Apple’s latest smartphone is having other pants-related problems.
Users are complaining that when they slide their iPhone 6 in and out of their jeans pocket, the blue dye from the denim is rubbing off onto the rubber strips on the back of the phone, BGR reports. Readers have jokingly suggested the dye-related drama be known as “Dyegate,” because it’s fun to over-dramatize the iPhone 6’s shortcomings.
All joking aside, this jeans issue sounds pretty irritating, especially as it appears to be irreversible. “Conventional soaps and other cleaning products one might use in an effort to remove the darkening on the plastic strips apparently have not worked,” BGR writes.
Even worse, BGR says Apple has been super unhelpful in solving the problem. Besides suggesting users scrub their phones with common cleaning products — which doesn’t work — Apple’s support staff weren’t able to offer any additional help.
Thankfully, it’s easy to avoid becoming Dyegate’s next victim. A simple iPhone case will provide a barrier between your pants and the back of your phone. Or just let your iPhone dangle from a sexy bungee belt loop, instead.