Apple has announced a replacement program for iPhone 6 Plus owners with a faulty rear camera. It will allow a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus owners to replace the iSight camera for free, after the company found out that limited devices feature the blurry images issue.
The iSight problem is due to some component within the camera and is only seen only in a select serial number range which were sold between September 2014 and January 2015. The problem doesn’t extend to iPhone 6. So, if you’ve bought the larger iPhone 6 in the said period, then you can claim for replacement by keying in your device’s serial number here.
If your iPhone 6 Plus has any damage such as a cracked screen which impairs the camera replacement, that issue will need to be resolved prior to service. In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the repair, Apple writes on its website.
This isn’t something new, and in the past we’ve seen similar replacement programs. The company had announced to replace the faulty battery of the iPhone 5, among other similar replacements.
Apple’s iPhone is now more vital for the company than before. In the past couple of quarters, more than two-thirds of Apple’s sales are being generated from the device. The company is expected to introduce the next iteration of the iPhone next month, most likely on September 9.
It should be noted that the company had launched its iPhone 6 models last year on the same date. Going by the reports, Apple plans to launch the new devices dubbed iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus phablet this year. These will be the successors to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, respectively. Besides, the company is also expected to launch the iPhone 6C.
According to an earlier report by Apple Insider, the company has been a granted a patent for a ‘digital camera with light splitter’ which will allow Apple to embed a three-sensor prism-based camera module within the chassis of a thin wireless device, like the iPhone.
Besides the iPhone 6S models, the company is also expected to launch the long-time rumoured and much talked about 12.9-inch iPad dubbed iPad Pro.