The company has announced that a small percent of shipped iPhone 6 Plus smartphones have a malfunction which makes them capture blurry images. It also announced that users experiencing the issue may have their phones taken to a service so that the faulty iSight camera will be exchanged with a functional one for free.
Most of the faulty iPhone 6s have been sold throughout last fall and up to January 2015, according to Apple’s statement. The Silicon Valley giant also offers an option on your website to verify if your phone might be faulty simply through entering its serial number. This also means that only phones with serial numbers between September 2014 and this January will be eligible for the free repair, so if you have a newer phone which takes crappy pictures, you’re just out of luck.
You should also take note that only the camera will be replaced and not the entire phone – any other faults you may have with it enter under normal warranty conditions. Customers can return their phone for the free camera swap at any Apple store or authorized service, wireless provides being excluded.
Despite these problems and a strong claim by the tech savvy that the iPhone doesn’t have the best camera around, with many pointing out that Galaxy models just capture better pics, the iPhone 6 still remains a mild commercial success. More impressively is the fact that the iPhone 6 Plus dived headfirst into Samsung territory by going for the tablet/smartphone crossover which the Korean giant has brought to commercial success. And it did so with some success – it was the best selling “phablet” (as these large screen phones are known) in the United States during the first fiscal quarter of the year.
The company is also prepping the field for the launch of iPhone 6S this fall – the new, improved version of the iPhone 6. According to supposed leaks, the 6S will be available starting September 18th, will run on Apple’s newly released iOS 9 mobile operating system, and will also now have a minimum of 32 gigabytes of storage capacity on its lowest-tier model. In any case, all news and expectations point towards a September release of the improved iPhone – while some believe that a surprise iPhone 7 announcement is still on the cards.
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