Apple recalls iPhone 6 Plus units with defective cameras

Apple announced that it is recalling a small batch of iPhone 6 Plus smartphones that have a defective component causing the devices to take blurry photos.

According to the tech giant, the problem is with the iSight camera on the back of the iPhone 6 Plus and is only a small number of devices are affected by the issue. The affected units were sold primarily between September 2014 and January 2015.

“Apple has determined that, in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices, the iSight camera has a component that may fail causing your photos to look blurry,” the company said. “The affected units fall into a limited serial number range and were sold primarily between September 2014 and January 2015.”

iPhone 6 Plus camera

Some iPhone 6 Plus smartphones are taking blurry photos.

Those with affected iPhones can have their phones repaired at an authorized service provider, any Apple store, or by sending their smartphone away to technical support.

According to the Apple support page on the issue, if a users iPhone 6 Plus is in working order and exhibits the symptom described above they can use the serial number checker on their website to see if the handset is eligible for this program.

Apple “may restrict or limit repair to the original country of purchase”, adding that “the program covers affected iPhone 6 Plus iSight cameras for 3 years after the first retail sale of the unit.”