First came bendgate, now comes hairgate – a new complaint from Apple iPhone 6 users that hairs are becoming trapped between the screen and the handset when making calls, causing painful pulling.
Tech website Mashable was quick to debunk the claims, vigorously testing the new phone over hirsute faces and glossy heads without a single strand lost in the video below.
But true or not, Twitter is awash with the #hairgate battlecry.
— Lenilsoη Nµr (@Lenilsonl) October 6, 2014
Memes flooded in from around the globe mocking #hairgate.
Shaving giant Gillette saw a chance to cash in on the Apple epidemic.
— Gillette (@Gillette) October 6, 2014
But other users insisted it was a thing. Really.
Buzzfeed insisted whole CHUNKS were being ripped out by the mega-hyped smartphone.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) October 7, 2014
Apple itself has wisely made no comment.