But that's exactly what I've been doing for many years, carrying my phone(s) in the pocket. Never had any issues with this practice.And personally I wouldn't carry a phone in ANY pocket (other than maybe a suit jacket one).
Anyway, Apple fanboys will probably never accept that poor design *might* be an attribute that also applies to some Apple devices. Nobody is perfect and overlooking something is always possible, even for highly qualified engineers. Just look elsewhere, like Boeing screwing it up with the batteries in its most recent flagship airliner which is much more of a high-tech product than any smartphone will ever be.