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    Oct 09, 2014

    iPhone 6 users kick up a fuzz over Hairgate


    REMEMBER 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.

    "The seam on my iPhone 6 where the aluminium 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 for comment.

    But many iPhone 6 users were left to wonder what all the fuss was about. "I have iPhone 6. Doesn't bend and doesn't snag hair. Who thinks up these things? Apple haters? Competitors?" tweeted John Wooten, a Virginia-based technical consultant.