Some iPhone 6 Plus units are suffering from a weird camera issue

Some iPhone 6 Plus units are suffering from a weird camera issue
As far as the iPhone 6 Plus is concerned, it seems like Apple just can't catch a break. Between the #Bendgate fiasco and the controversy around the use of inferior memory with the 128GB model, one would think that iPhone 6 Plus users have enough to be apprehensive about. A new defect pertaining to the camera, however, is now cropping up with multiple users reporting that their particular 6 Plus unit is suffering from the same issue.

So, what's the problem? It's hard to explain, and you'll certainly need to check out the embedded video below, but let's just say that it seems like the optical image stabilizing gizmo is going nuts, creating extremely wavy footage. Unfortunately, the issue isn't limited to just video capture, with owners reporting that the camera is basically altogether useless.

On the bright side, Apple is likely already well-aware of the issue and several iPhone 6 Plus owners report having had their camera module or entire devices replaced thanks to its warranty. Unfortunately, if you're currently away from the device's home country, you'll likely either have to ship it back home or pay up at a local brick & mortar.

Tough start for Apple's first phablet.

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iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

And by some PA of course means only 9 iPhones ;)

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Issues on the iphone are sometimes blown out of proportions

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same with problems with every device Cause people with the problem complain People without the problem don't So we only heard the people complaining E.g. I haven't had any issues with Lollipop on my Nexus 5 But I dont use the torch for long periods or clear all apps out of recents, so that's probably why

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

OIS works better than 95% of the phones I've used. Only phones it loses to is the N4 and Lumia series.

32. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

What about all of the lag once the iPhone receives an update?

51. yunikmaha

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

don't think so

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Name one? Every single iPhone model has had connection problems with WiFi and Cellular. EVERY SINGLE MODEL. The iPhone 4 antenna issue was not a small problem which is way Apple had a bumper already being made, You idiots have this thing where out of a certain number the problem is small. Lets use your logic. 7B people live on this planet. ON a few million have cancer. Should we let them all die and do nothing about it because its a small problem compared to the population? Considering that, if you ever get cancer we should let you die, after all since I don't have cancer why should I care if you have it. After all its YOUR problem. Right? That how you all think, and that makes you ignorant. A problem is a problem, no matter the size. The only problem that isn't a problem is if there is no problem. If something wrong is reported, its a problem...big or small. To think otherwise makes you ignorant. They weren't blown out of proportion. Since Apple sells millions of phones, a single problem is potentially a bigger problem. Just like any one else who sells millions of phones. Most of APple problems effect ll their phones, just not everyone espereinces it. Another example? Theer are thousands of viruses for Windows, yet only 20% or less of the total Windows user group are every infected. That means its a small problem right? If so then why does Microsoft invest money into making Windows safer. Why waste money since onluy a small percentage of usersever get an infection nd the ones who do, its mostly their own fault. Suppose hospitals thought like you. After all, most ailments people get like colds, cancer and more are all the persons fault. Why should we try to fix you. Just showing you how ignorant you iFans think. If everyone thought like you, the world would be in worse shape than it is now. "I" equals "selfish". That's why I don't buy "I" products.

46. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You are seriously comparing bugs in devices to diseases from which people die? Even 1 person dying is more important than all smartphones together not being able to use WiFi. Also tech2 was being sarcastic, since Apple said there were only

47. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

9 customers complaining about bend iPhones

49. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Just as you said there's always software updates. How ironic when android has issues it is also blown out of proportion. The only difference is Google acknowledge it and apple don't.

26. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

9 is too much...darkjedi doesnt have any problem, so no problem at all with iP6/6+ all over the world.

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Good comment! +1 :)

2. BobLawblaw unregistered

My xperia z3 records like that under water.

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol :)

8. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

nice :D

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

My Note 4 records like that when it is in the presence of Marijuana. Marijuana smoke (contact effect) seems to produce the effect faster.

24. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Don't say my note4... Say my plastic4

25. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I don't think Note would smoke marijuana because Note is a straight Edge

44. Phonecall01 unregistered

That's a lot of fishes in the Apple store.

45. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Well perhaps they're living under a rock.

3. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Apple premium price and quality once again :-)

27. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Hopefully this will shut iSheep's mouth.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

None of the past issues have. So it wont now. Bu no single phone model released by anyone has ever had this many problems. This years cheap iPhone is really cheap. Cheap storage, cheap camera, cheap metal case and cheap glass on the display. Everything is cheap about this model but the price that went up $100. Tim Cook is laughing to the bank.

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013


22. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Just like the Note's (1,2,3&4) laggy and unbearably nonsmooth camera interface :(

34. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Sure you aren't referring to the ipad 4 interface? That is choppy as hell.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have a Note 4. Laggy where?

42. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The screen. I.e taking the pic. Choppy. Laggy. Maybe I just got used to my iPhone 6's buttery movements. Good thing I didn't buy my friends Note 4.

48. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

My wife's Note 4 camera is smoother than my iPhone 5 camera.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Whoah, acid flashback.

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