When Apple announced the iPhone 12, they revealed that the phone comes with a brand new design. It features flat edges around the phone similar to the design of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. It’s a welcome change, but could it be detrimental to users? Maybe, maybe not, if the claims on the internet are to be believed.
According to a report from MyDrivers as initially shared by GizChina, it seems that some people in China have taken to Weibo to share their negative experience with the new iPhone 12 where they are alleging that the edges of the phone are too sharp to the extent where it has actually cut into the flesh of some users while they are holding it.
Some of these users are also claiming that due to the phone sporting flat edges, it actually makes it harder to hold compared to the previous designs. These are rather odd claims because we’re sure that Apple would have actually checked to make sure that the phone is comfortable to hold and the edges are filed down to prevent any potential cuts.
One possibility, and that’s just speculation, is that maybe these are defective units that somehow did not get caught in the QC process, and thus were shipped with edges that might have been a bit too sharp. This is the first we’re hearing of such a problem and none of the reviews we’ve come across so far have actually touched on this being a potential problem, so take these reports with a grain of salt for now.