Oops. The iPhone 6 did it again.
In what seems like a never-ending saga, iPhone 6 users are reporting a new problem with the latest Apple smartphone that seems to have been plagued with technical issues since its launch in September.
This time around, some users are saying that the phone's front-facing "selfie" camera lens shifts, causing a small, gray crescent shape to appear on the right side of the lens, according to Business Insider. In the tradition of the iPhone 6 problems that came before, this new controversy has aptly been deemed "#Crescentgate."
A thread on Reddit titled "Is your iPhone 6 front-facing camera misaligned?" popped up on Reddit a day ago and has gained 179 comments at the time of this writing, with several users reporting that they have the same problem with their phones. Similar threads have appeared on MacRumors and iFixit. None of the posts seem to mention any issues with the camera quality or the crescent affecting the images.
Still, Apple may be taking the issue seriously. Though the company has not publicly commented on the potential problem yet, users are reporting on Reddit that they have successfully received replacement phones from the Apple Store. Unfortunately, some users are saying that they have encountered the same issue with their replacement phones.
If you've been following all of the iPhone 6 drama since its release in September — and even before then — you know that the launch of this device by Apple has been anything but smooth. There's been complaints about the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus' large size not fitting in ladies' hands or in jeans pockets. "Bendgate" caused a stir when iPhone 6 users reported that they could actually bend their phones. In what was quickly deemed "Hairgate," iPhone 6 users also said their hair was getting stuck between the glass and aluminum of the phone after making a call. Then came "Dyegate," where users claimed dye from their denim was turning the white plastic strips on the gold model of the iPhone 6 blue.
The iPhone 6 has only been available in stores for a little more than two months, and it already seems like the most scandalous phone we've ever gotten our hands on. However, since the iPhone 6 has given Apple record sales, earning $8.5 billion on a revenue of $42.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, all publicity seems to be good publicity for the company.