At that time, we did extensive testing on Hairgate, and our absolutely unscientific and anecdotal tests demonstrated that no, Hairgate wasn’t a factor.
Situation closed. Approximately we thought.
Some visitors at Mashable HQ on Thursday pointed out that they seen our Hairgate video, coupled with an answer for all of us: Hairgate was real. Three individuals three iPhone 6 devices three cases of the phones pulling hair from slightly scruffy faces.
Besides the period of hair on your face, the only real common denominator was that three iPhone 6 devices were bought in Canada. Could Canada function as the offender?
To check this theory, our friend Victor Stegemann (whose hair on your face is extremely responsive to being pulled by his iPhone, and whose mother is Barb Stegemann from the 7 Benefits) used Mashable tech editor Pete Pachal’s iPhone 6 on his face. Same phone, bought at comparable time — only in the usa rather of Canada. The end result? Stegemann’s face was totally pinch-free.
Then we tested Stegemann’s iPhone 6 on the couple of men within our office. Their hair on your face was pinched, too.
What exactly gives Apple? Would you just hate Canada?
Well, let us support a little. First, it appears likely that possibly some iPhone 6 devices possess a better seal towards the top of the unit between your screen and also the frame than the others.
As well as in our totally anecdotal and, again, unscientific tests, it seems that possibly the factories which make phones shipped to Canada (instead of the U . s . States), may have different manufacturing tolerances, which can lead to slightly bigger seams on certain production runs from the phone.
Hairgate could be painful, even though you will often have to test pretty challenging it to seize hair out of your face. Still, we’ll totally own that it’s real with a few phones, some hair on your face lengths and a few individuals.
So Hairgate is really a factor — a minimum of in Canada. If you are in another region, and also have experienced this annoying hair-pulling phenomenon — by having an iPhone 6 or any other phones — tell us within the comments, below.