No "gates" yet, but iPhone 6s customers already complaining about Touch ID, 3D Touch and speaker issues

As with any new device, especially one that gets into the hands of 13 million users in launch weekend alone, there are bound to be problems. In the past, Apple has faced issues that gained enough media attention to warrant "gate" status, like Antennagate and Bendgate. While there have been customers complaining about the new iPhone 6s, so far none of them have hit "gate" status.

The biggest issue so far is that some users in the Apple support forums have said that the Home button/Touch ID scanner on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units have been getting "burning hot" and the devices are not able to be powered on. Separately, some users have said that iPhones have been shutting off despite having battery life left, and can be difficult to turn back on. It is unclear if these two issues are related in any way. 

More users on the Apple support forums have complained about significant audio distortion and even notification sounds so loud that it seems as if the speakers may blow out. Lastly, various users have noted troubles with the new 3D Touch feature, including Safari not opening links, but this has reportedly can be fixed, at least temporarily, by resetting the device. 

We'll be keeping an eye on the issues in case any of them pick up steam, but so far it is a bit too early to be calling this one Burngate. 

Have any of you had any of these problems?

source: Apple forums 1, 2, & 3 via 9to5Mac

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1. iMichael unregistered

Fandroids trying to create with criticisms/problems of the new iPhones. Typical.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple is very popular so issues can sometimes be overblown.

19. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

I entirely agree. Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren't. This one seems entirely overblown. Of course a few devices out of millions are going to have issues. They'll contact customer support and get new ones. Now, if it's a hardware defect that affects a vast majority or all devices, that's an issue. Ex. "Antennagate" on the iPhone 4. But that isn't happening here, at least from what I can tell.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Fact is we never know how extensive the issues ever are. But Antenna Gate was a big issue as it cause Apple to fix it with the 4S, bend gate was a real issue which caused them to use stronger materials. This is an issue even if only one person has the issue. Bend gate was a design flaw and should have been recalled due to possible damage to the battery which could and have exploded on some users. But as per usual, problems with Apple devices are kept on the down low and quietly fixed by Apple.

61. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

How about 3DGate....

40. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Robots still can't let go of antennagate after 5 years. I call them professional trolls!

74. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's not a matter of letting go, it's a matter of deniers claiming it wasn't a design flaw. It was.

59. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

if no gates yet then we can call Bill Gates to help apple in keeping its legacy of gates.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Here we go. So let's see...Samuel is popular too, when they have problem aren't they overblown? Oh wait, not to Samsung haters....right? The S6 models have had some small issues for some as I have read some stuff on Drippler. But I have not experienced any issues with any of the S6 models I have bought or Note 5

29. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'll be honest, there were about ten seconds during which I had NO idea what you meant by Samuel. Autocorrect, I'm guessing?

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes. Here lately when typing autocorrect just keeps changing the words. But only after I click post comment, not before. What sucks is the mobile browsers don't bring up the edit button. My tablet did before it updated to 5.1.1. But I can not edit ND I never could on my phone when using Samsung browsers. But right now I am using Chrome and I still can't edit

36. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Edit by making sure you're in desktop mode techie ;). No option to edit when in mobile mode. Give it a try if you haven't done so already.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It is on desktop. Doesn't matter

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I posted the photo on my Google+ Tim Vee Pee. U will see desktop is requested and checked and the reply and thumb up is there but no edit unless I did something. I never had to choose desktop b4 on my tablet.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

42. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013


48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes. It's annoying. Spellchecker has really sucked. The problem is I'm not typing wrong because no red marks

64. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Hey, Samsung is often referred to as Sammy, and Sammy is a nickname for Samuel... It's legit. ;-)

46. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Another day, another iPhone QC problem. Lowering the definition of 'premium'.

73. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sometimes. But sometimes, like with the like 4 antenna, they are not.

13. av911 unregistered

iSheeps in denial..AGAIN!

33. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I can agree that many Apple fans are trying to shove off the issues or make it seem like they can't exist. "MY PHONE IS JUST FINE!!!" ...okay? Well others are affected with issues. While I'm sure they will be resolved, let's not act foolish and pretend the issues are just made up by android fans.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Thank you. The most reasonable comment made aft er mine :-)

52. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Just call them "iBullshyt".

14. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012​-speaker-power-issues/ Now keep on living on your fantasy island where Apple is perfect and Android fans have nothing better to do than come up with fake stories about your perfect Apple products.

37. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

You said it perfectly. Can't stand when Apple fans try to act like Apple is perfect. Makes me ashamed to be a fan myself. We can be a fan yet be logical and unbiased at the same time.

60. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Sony's fans are the most short tempered freaks. Had some argument with them last night over doubting the camera strength of Z5. It is perfactly fine if someone want to criticise apple or any other over some issue. Apple is one giant greedy company anyway, so they deserve more criticism than any other company. Their phones are full of flaws, only fan boys are blinded not to see that.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So you all do it, why can't they?

41. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Well this is a fact .. apple makes iphone upgrade every year and EVERY freaking year there are freaking issues with this phone! But ppl say noo noo that is fiiineeit iisss iiiphoonee so I will ignooree all its fauuultss

53. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

No, what's typical is for customers regardless of the device to find something wrong with their device. In fairness to the customers, all manufacturers should look into the potential issues if a pattern of concerns appears to emerge because no device is created to perfection regardless of how many inspections the device may go through. As an Android user, I'm not going to bother waisting my time creating a fake account so that I can go into Apple forums and make up things to try and tarnish the reputation of any product. I can think of many different ways to make better use of my time.

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