Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus camera could need replacing

If you have an iPhone 6 Plus, you might need to head to an Apple page to check on your phone, because there’s a chance your rear camera needs a replacing.

Bad news, iPhone owners, because if you own Apple’s first phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus, there’s a chance you might need to put your iPhone in for service.

According to Apple, “in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices, the iSight camera has a component that may fail causing your photos to look blurry”.

That means the rear camera could fail in some of the iPhone 6 Plus handsets out there, but the good news is that Apple is onto it, putting up a serial number checking webpage to find out if the model you have is affected.

To find out if you are affected, however, simply head to the Apple website built for this purpose and follow the instructions, entering your serial number, which can be found in the about page of your iPhone in the general settings.


If your device is eligible and you need some repairing, you’ll be able to take your iPhone 6 Plus into a store and get the camera module replaced, and if not, you can continue with your life as you normally would, happier that you don’t have to kill a good lunch break giving up your precious time in this way.

While it’s not necessarily a good thing that the camera on several iPhone units might need a fix, it is at least good that Apple is acknowledging it and offering to replace the module free of charge, which is something at least one other mobile manufacturer should perhaps listen to when its own cameras failed a couple of years ago without offering the same for owners of that phone.