The random 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus crash and reboot might be a hardware problem, tip insiders
1. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)
It's probably not hardware. Even if it is, it can probably fixed with iOS 8.1.1.
5. FAKEPERSONA (unregistered)
sounds like an iFan...???
By that LOGIC, if i remove the battery from any device, a software update will circumvent the problem...??? (problem i.e "power on")
6. Finalflash (Posts: 2775; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
I don't think he knows what the difference between hardware and software is. Fixing a hardware problem with a software fix is just funny.
14. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
Technically, it could be done that way, if a hardware limitation could be bypassed by a software upgrade. In theory, of course!
I wonder what good it will do to replace the device with another sporting the same component?
13. FAKEPERSONA (unregistered)
may be, yeah, who knows...
23. Finalflash (Posts: 2775; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Terribly delivered, either that or the fact that all these issues iPhones are having are being solved with repeated updates which break more things makes it too realistic.
10. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Who the f*ck likes this post?!, a Hardware issue can not be fixed in a software update.. hence the name HARDWARE.. it means its physical
30. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
yes it can, depending if there is either redundancy or circumvrntion means. In this case it would be possible to halve the storage and only accept the packet if the two match. I f course this would be out of the question in Apples case, but it's not impossible.
39. aphrophyre (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
That is what we call a WORKAROUND, it is not a FIX.
3. tiara6918 (Posts: 2021; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
This is why it's better to wait a few weeks or months after a device's release in the market. First batch always has issues
4. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Cheap TLCs, in a premium priced package.
Yup, seems about right.
50. almostdone (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
Typical of Apple to use cheap memory to rip off their customers.
It only cost them $$'s for128GB instead of their base 16GB model yet they charge $$$'s for the privelage. I'm not talking about subsidised contract prices. Yet they use cheap TLC memory? Disgraceful.
7. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Let this be a lesson for everyone. You get what you pay for. You need to spend $2000 on a premium phone; not $1000.
8. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
"There are plenty of reports for unstable read performance of Samsung SSDs equipped with said TLC controller"
unstable read performance !=crashing and rebooting.
9. TheMoltenD (Posts: 109; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)
PA changed that to make it seem like its a common problem original source says: low read performance on Samsung SSD.
34. Jommick (Posts: 221; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
Glad I got the 250 GB 840 EVO - MLC storage is better storage
11. darkkjedii (Posts: 19781; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Replace em Apple, and get the other ones.
19. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)
facing the same issue with my ipad mini 2 just randomly crashes and reboots
27. UglyFrank (Posts: 1581; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Yeah but that happened to all Apple device when iOS 7 came out
20. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I had a brand new iPod Touch 4th gen 64 gig. It developed a Bluetooth problem. I also heard of problems with some MacBooks. Then I realized what Apple was. Apple makes the case, the housing as beautiful as possible, but inside they use the cheapest to lowest bidder crap. But hey Apple fans, don't worry! at least Apple's profit margins are healthy :-)
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 19781; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's exactly how space shuttles, rockets, and most cars are built ;)
22. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
The difference is, most of the components for those things are designed by the car company, space program, etc. The contractors simply manufacture it. Apple basically chose stuff off the shelf and they chose the cheapest stuff they could.
26. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
That being said, I am still going to buy an iPad air 2 laughs
36. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
No iOS device currently, Nexus 9 incoming, Note 4, Nvidia Shield Portable, HTC M8, and an iPad 128gb in January.
40. darkkjedii (Posts: 19781; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Helluva sweet lineup. That's like the "murderers row" of tech lol.
I sold my Note 3, just my 6+, and mini 2 now as far as what I use mobile wise. I also have a windows laptop, and an HTC 8X, that never leaves the drawer.
44. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Why did you buy the 8X over the much better and better supported phones on that platform?
45. darkkjedii (Posts: 19781; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I didn't buy the 8X, my wife bought it brand new, and later switched to an iPhone. I kept it, but can't get any money for it now, so that's that.
46. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Sold my Note 3 as well, a crack near the stylus port was really bugging me. The note 4 is a lot more solid. The M8 I loved at first sight, still love it. I still also have my trusty old Sony Xperia Tablet S.
41. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3792; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
IIRC, going from 64GB to 128GB costs $100. If that memory chip is the only difference and between models and they're using the cheapest option that's pretty weak.
31. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I'm not so sure BMW, Mercedes and other well known automobiles are built that way Dark. Last I checked, most of these caes were incorporating the latest of technology and components to justify the price tags.
Apple, not so much. Less expensive components at cheaper price to keep manufacturing costs down. If you truly want an all out, premium phone from Apple, you would have to pay twice as much as you do now. Apple has always been two to three times more expensive than its competitors. To make it more reasonabl but keep profits high, the compensation is lower the manufacturing costs. The way to do it is how what BB pointed out.
35. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I'm a Mercedes mechanic, they are built that way, BMW's as well, Porsche is still quality though...
42. romeo1 (Posts: 705; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
Oh please all those brands are fixing cheap stuff in expensive cars.
Are you going to tell me that porsche is using the best possible parts for the price of the car? Ofcourse not. They all make cars to get the most profit. Ofcourse a carrera gt or 918 is something different as its made to be a showcase of the brand but 911 or panamera etc. Are all made for profit. I agree with you that the average porsche has not as much engine problems as the average bmw of merc. But that is only because they aren't downsizing as much as the other brands. Want quality stuff and allot cheaper? Buy japanese or korean cars. They make the best cars that last longer than the most other brands.
47. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Doesn't it all depend on what division of Mecedes we're talking about? I would not consider the AMG line of Mercedes as a line that skimps on quality materials or latest in technological offerings and options.
24. REWMO (Posts: 9; Member since: 07 Oct 2014)
it doesn't matter for these apple fans as long as the cover has "premium design" some of us actually go for hardware that works and functionality.
32. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
My 4s has gotten daily use for 3 years, and my MBP was used for 6 years before I felt it needed to be replaced. This is an oddity in the case of Apple, not the norm.
37. lebigmac506 (banned) (Posts: 56; Member since: 17 Sep 2014)
Ha! A $900 iPhone that is unstable.
Instability, bending, higher ios crash rates than android 4.0, and worst battery life among all premium devices.
Why do people buy this overpriced made in China junk?
38. cnour (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)
It seems you are reading al lot of Android forums. Please stay there and don't write here.
43. 21babydoll12 (unregistered)
Samsung SSD suffer from the same issue. No suprise there. MLC is the best of both worlds. Speed and reliability. Oh well. On to the 6S
49. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8409; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Use material that is cheap and easy to bend? CHECK
Use cheap internal storage? CHECK
Charging you $100 than last years model and giving you nothing new? PRICELESS.
51. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The real "priceless" moment will be when 100+ GB of someone's photos and videos goes up in smoke due to Apple using cheap crappy TLC flash.