As new information surfaced that the iPhone 6 and Plus bending issue known as bendgate may be bigger than Apple admits, a new report suggested that a memory defect in some iPhone 6 Plus devices may trigger a massive recall of the phones.
A new report claims that Apple may have a huge issue with the 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus, in which some devices continually crash and reboot due to a memory defect with the "controller IC of triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash" memory. The issue seems to occur especially on those devices that have a very large app library installed by their owner.
TLC flash memory, which was used in the 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus models and some iPads but apparently not in most of Apple's other iPhone models, stores more data and is cheaper than other memory types, but is slower and less stable than other types of memory. The report states "some in the industry think that if TLC flash is indeed the cause of the defects, Apple might recall all of the products that have been sold so far."
Meanwhile, another report indicates that the bending issue on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices known as bendgate is a bigger issue than Apple has publicly acknowledged.
The report states that Apple is currently tracking returns for the devices citing the bending issue, with a dedicated screen option on the Apple Store's POS system specifically asking the employee handling the return to indicate whether it is due to the device being bent. Apparently this is the only issue which the system asks about as a reason for return, indicating that Apple considers it widespread, despite its claims otherwise.
In addition, the report confirms that previous versions of the store's return system only asked a general question regarding whether the phone was being returned for a defect, never before listing a specific option as it now does with the bending issue.
Certainly this is not the last we'll hear about either of these potential iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus defects. We'll be sure to continue bringing you the latest news as it develops.