iPhone 6 users now complaining about a misaligned selfie camera

iPhone 6 users now complaining about a misaligned selfie camera
Judging by what appear to be hundreds of separate complaints on online boards such as Reddit, in time, some iPhone 6 units develop a very specific, (and a bit weird) problem – the selfie camera at the front becomes misaligned with its housing. As a result, a gray, crescent-like shape appears at the edge.

"Say what?" you say? Yeah, we needed a few pictures, too, before we could understand what exactly the problem is. Thankfully, plenty of visual evidence was provided on the internet, and dozens of people confirmed that this exact issue is present with their respective iPhone 6 unit (our resident iPhone 6 is fine). iPhone 6 Plus units seem to be unaffected.

According to one redditor, who claims to be an Apple Store employee, Cupertino hasn't yet identified the cause, but will either replace your display panel (includes the camera) or swap your device altogether. That is, of course, if you consider this an actual problem, seeing as, at least at this point, it appears to be a cosmetic issue only – photos snapped with the 1.2-megapixel cam are just fine.

Is your iPhone 6 affected by this?


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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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31 Comments

1. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

why even bother the whole iphone is misaligned inside and out. Bloop!

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

After the infamous Bendgate here comes the "selfie gate" fiasco

14. android_hitman unregistered

Yet, people are buying this...

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

bcoz there is no shortage of fools in the world

31. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Bendgate is my favorite feature from the iPhone

10. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Apple devices are full of bugs!! I could just laugh my a$$ out on the sheeps who spent a bomb on such a joke! LOLSSS (B=D)

2. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

still saying apple is a quality company?

11. bendgate unregistered

And "premium"

29. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

A premium phone with premium issues haha

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Front camera, not "selfie camera". Change the title. Thank you.

20. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Nope. You're not welcome

4. gunnor

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

isnt the front cam for selfies??

7. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

atleast during my existence. this has been one of the worst words added to english language. here i am too conscious to use common words like 'gonna' 'gotta' 'wanna' and on other hand people are using selfies.... try saying once. self portrait picture. you will actually feel slightly less stupid. i gurantee.

19. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Maybe you could first spell the word "Guarantee" correctly first (;

12. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

ya it is but not on a buggy phone its just a front cam not fit for selfies!

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

worst quality control from a tech company

8. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Weird, i thought this was iPA but all i'm seeing are posts of minor faults affecting only a handful of users and nothing on stories like Apples marketshare hitting $700B etc..

22. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well that is because you can only praise something so much when there is something so blatantly wrong with its design (multiple things in this case). Even in the middle of all this the Apple fluff pieces come at regular intervals. It isn't anything as bad as Cnet or the Verge though.

9. bendgate unregistered

selfiegate.

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LOL...

15. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

see they have shutter on front camera...that is an innovation..

17. Phonecall01 unregistered

"Aligned cameras" !!! Apple would say you don't need that...lol

18. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Its a feature called "iHide"

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This will only bother the vain, oh wait. That apple has so many bruises, hardly premium.

23. andywong

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

Apple will tell u no problem whatsoever. They do not listen and their iPhone are generation behind. This is a camera feature called 'iframe '. Frame a picture for u without asking ur permission. Lol.:)

24. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

iFans be trolling the build quality of Samsung phones, yet be owning bending and misalligned camera fitted phones.

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am pretty picky when it comes to phones but even I would ignore this one. If you look hard enough, you can find something. I try not to it as much as I used to know. Especially since I started giving HTC and Taiwanese companies a chance...shudder..... If you are OCD about every little single,ni have to say go with Apple and Samsung. Definitely for first batches. Stay far and away from HTC. If you are laughing at Apple for this. You can find like 10 of these on any HTC device.

26. nodnarb

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

haha but if it takes pictures fine who cares?

27. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Same issue on my Nexus 5 - yet all my photos turn out fine.

28. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I think all the hardware issues (i.e. bending frame, & selfie camera, etc.) stem from a quality control issue because of the supply demands. Some units made it to shipping that never should have passed QC inspections. Now, if it turns out the manufacturer cut corners to meet quota this could absolve Apple (somewhat) because they would be the party to blame for not meeting specification. However, the software glitches? All on Apple's shoulders to bare.

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