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iPhone 6 Owners Report Faulty Front-Facing Cameras

by Jacob Kleinman | December 1, 2014December 1, 2014 10:15 am PDT

Just last week we reported that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens might scratch too easily, and now it looks like Apple may have yet another issue on its hands. iPhone 6 owners are claiming that the device’s front-facing camera can become misaligned, potentially ruining even your best selfies.

To check if your iPhone 6 is affected, just take a look at the front-facing camera. If you see a small gray crescent on the side of the lens that means the camera may have moved slightly. It looks like this is only an issue for the smaller 4.7-inch smartphone, so iPhone 6 Plus owners shouldn’t be worried.

If you do spot that crescent you should be able to get a new phone from Apple without too much trouble. Multiple people report receiving quick replacements when they brought in the faulty device, and one alleged Apple Store employee even confirms the news on Reddit. ‘We don’t know why they [the cameras] shift and if you choose we can replace the display which will replace the front facing camera or just swap the device all together,” he wrote.

It seems unlikely Apple will offer an official statement on this issue, though it could happen if reports of misaligned front-facing cameras keep surfacing. In the meantime, the company seems happy to replace devices on a case-by-case basis. For what it’s worth, we haven’t noticed any issues with the iPhone 6 we have at the office.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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