iSight Camera Replacement Program: How To Replace Your iPhone 6 Plus' Defective Camera For Free


If your iPhone 6 Plus has been turning out blurry photos, you might be in luck. Apple has said that a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus handsets have faulty components that will affect how photos turn out.

In fact, Apple even says that it will replace the iSight camera on the back of faulty devices at no extra charge. Most of these devices were sold between September 2014 and January 2015, according to Apple. Apple has posted a tool on its website to help users determine if their phone falls under those with faulty parts.

"If your iPhone 6 Plus is in working order and exhibits the symptom described above, use the serial number checker below to see if it is eligible for this program. This program only applies to iPhone 6 Plus," says the company. The checker can be found here.

Those who do have faulty parts will need to take their device to the nearest Apple Store or to an Apple-authorized service provider. It's important to note that users should not take their device to their wireless provider, as wireless providers play no part on the replacement of faulty parts.

The iPhone 6 Plus first went on sale in September, the first phablet-style phone being sold by Apple alongside the iPhone 6. Many saw the release of the device as competition to the likes of the Note series by Samsung. A number of companies have been releasing larger phones, such as Google with the Nexus 6. Apple seems to have found success in the 6 Plus, with the device being the best-selling phablet during the first quarter of this year.

One of the reasons for its sales is likely the high-quality camera in the 6 Plus, which is the first of Apple's devices to include optical image stabilization. Apple even started a campaign this year in promotion of the iPhone's camera, called "Shot on iPhone 6." Many of the photos were, in fact, shot on the iPhone 6 Plus.

It's important to note that if your smartphone is affected, Apple will not replace the entire device, instead simply replacing the camera module. The process is said to take around an hour. Also, users should back up all their data before they take their device in, just in case something goes wrong in the process. 

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