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Apple iPhone 6 Plus recall -- camera blurry-gate

Richi Jennings | Aug. 25, 2015
So that's OK then. Except...

Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera replace

Apple admits its iPhone 6 Plus may have a hardware boo-boo. Some were made with a faulty rear camera, which is causing blurred pictures.

So, no, you're not going mad. The blurry photos aren't your fault.

Cupertino has announced a repair program. Check out your serial number and take it in to an Apple Store or "authorized service provider."

But beware: Some iPhone owners say they're getting the runaround from Apple.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers peep at pixels. Not to mention: My wife found my email in the Ashley Madison database...

curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment.
[Updated 7:35 am PT with more comment]

Andrew Cunningham watches as Apple jumps the shark: [You're fired -Ed.]

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus has the best camera of any iPhone [but] models sold between the phone's launch in September of 2014 and January of 2015 [may have] included a faulty part that could make pictures...blurry.

The program will cover faulty iPhone 6 Plus cameras for up to three years after you bought your phone.  MORE

Edward Moyer has more:

Apple said "a small percentage" of 6 Pluses have a faulty component that affects image quality. [It] has posted a tool on its website that lets you drop in the serial number of your phone to see if it's eligible. ... See that page for other details.

The 6 Plus -- along with the iPhone 6 -- has also been cited for its high-quality photo-taking skills. ... Apple made photography the focal point of its "Shot on iPhone 6" campaign this year.  MORE

So Trevor Mogg oscillates and modulates:

iPhone 6 Plus owners...if your apparent knack for taking fuzzy photos has caused you to question your picture-taking skills, then hold on, it might not be you.

Though there are no details on the exact nature of the defect, it seems it may have something to do with the Plus’s optical image stabilization capability, a feature absent from the smaller iPhone 6.  MORE

But this anonymous commentator just can't help but bash Apple:

I used to repair macs, so I know what they are like inside, at least for the generations up to the switch to amd64. Thermally, they were often badly engineered - there were exceptions like the G5 tower, but the exceptions were often idiosyncratic in other annoying ways (eg. the G5 tower could only take 2 disks in a huge tower, had something that wasn't quite a DVI port, and used oddball 15A power cable). 

Sometimes I felt that engineering issues got ignored in favour of aesthetics.  MORE


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