There has been a recent outrage over the Galaxy Note 5 in that if you put the S Pen in backwards it gets stuck, and you can potentially break the S Pen features along with the device’s internal hardware. Many have called it a design flaw, but it’s not.
Samsung designed the Galaxy Note 5‘s S Pen tray thinking that consumers would insert the S Pen the correct way. Why should you design it to prevent stupid actions?
Samsung has no need to go back to the drawing board with the Galaxy Note 5. They just didn’t design it to handle stupid actions. It’s not a design flaw at all. When you get down to it, what people are whining about is that they don’t want the consequences for their actions of doing something the wrong way.
When you’re changing the brakes on your car, should you put them on the wrong way and then blame the problem on Ford, GM, or Dodge for this supposed “design flaw?” No, it was a consequence of your own action.
But this isn’t the heart of the issue.
The issue is, and I’m certain most of us realize this already, is that Internet users on places like Reddit or general forums just want something to bark at. They want to, for some reason, let the world know they’re unhappy. And then if they can get a following, all of the news outlets will be certain to put it in the spotlight, helping these unhappy Internet goers parade their cause for all to hear.
This is a childish issue. If you put your S Pen in backwards, call up your carrier or the manufacturer and see if you can’t pay to get the consequence of your actions fixed. In most cases, they’ll be more than willing to help you sort it all out.