Vlad Savov, writing for The Verge on the growing controversy over the new Galaxy Note S-Pen slot:
It’s a big problem that can result from a very small mistake.
Samsung has now issued a response, and well, the answer is that
you should read and adhere to the manual.
“We highly recommend our Galaxy Note 5 users follow the
instructions in the user guide to ensure they do not experience
such an unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S pen in the
other way around.”
With the iPhone 4, the joke was “You’re holding it wrong.” With
the Note 5, it’s apparently “You’re sliding it in wrong.” Either
way, it’s not very funny.
I’ve seen a lot of people make this comparison, but it’s specious. If you held your GSM iPhone 4 “wrong”, it didn’t break your phone. If you put the stylus in the Note 5 wrong, it breaks the phone.