Potential iPhone 6 Plus (128GB version) recall

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  1. Rafagon

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    Apple's decision to use triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash storage instead of multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash storage in order to save costs (shocker!) in its 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus may end up costing it a huge (by non-Apple standards, of course) amount of money.

    Read on:

    http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/11/04/apple-may-have-a-huge-iphone-6-plus-recall-on-its-hands/

    http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/article/7084/huge-potential-recall-technical-defects-iphone-6-raise-questions-about-controller-ic
     
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  2. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Oh, sure. Pick on my iPhone...
     
  3. efuseakay

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    Not saying it can't happen to others, but my 128GB has been rock solid.
     
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  4. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Actually, I haven't experienced any of the boot loops, so I'm not too concerned about it.

    Mmmmmm. Boot Loops...

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  5. efuseakay

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    And one of the sources is Business Korea. Hmmmm... Doesn't Apple have a Korean competitor that often resorts to dirty tricks and outright misinformation? ;)
     
  6. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Yes, but not all of South Korea is out to get us.
     
  7. bballrob

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    I'm so glad my Golden iPhone 6 Plus is only 64 GB. This would be devastating otherwise.
     
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    According to my North Korean Sources. They are....
     
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  9. Sharunda

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    Thanks for this info @Rafagon. If this is true and there is a recall Apple will do it with class. I can bring in my 128 6+ and they will give me a fixed version!

    I'm not too concerned. I have had this reboot issue a few times. I figured it was because I had too many Apps open. When I close them then I don't have the issue. If I forget and leave a lot of them open I get the crash issue. This has happened to me twice. Since I close Apps I'm not using, I haven't had this issue in a while. Although I have had to do a hard reset a few times.

    If there is a recall, I won't fret, I say thank you Apple for fixing the issue with a new 128GB iPhone 6+.
     
  10. Rafagon

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    I've heard multiple folks on here say that you shouldn't force-quit your apps. Did a bit of searching now but didn't really find a specific post where this is mentioned. Word on the street is that you should let iOS manage apps (and therefore, RAM). If I happen upon the post I'm thinking of, I'll update this post with a link to it. But if having "too many" apps open is causing you to reboot, by all means... carry on :)

    Anyhow, if a recall ends up happening, it sure won't hurt anyone to trade a month-old or two-month-old phone for a brand new one! Consider it a free battery replacement, if nothing else. And if you managed to get a scuff mark or two on your precious, you get a fresh start for free. :D

    Part of me is actually hoping that a recall takes place. I won't gain anything personally (I have the 64GB model). But this could teach Apple a valuable lesson and maybe next year they won't try to save 10 or 15 cents on the cost of every unit they produce by choosing the cheaper alternative.
     
  11. Rafagon

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    Why do you say that? Read what I wrote in the post immediately above. I see it as win-win. Apple wouldn't leave you without a phone until they have a new one to give you. At least, I hope they wouldn't.
     
  12. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Heh. Unless you're jailbroken.
     
  13. Europa

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    Is anyone else seeing @Kadelic's avatar in the middle of many of @Rafagon's posts?
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  14. Europa

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    And now I have Hippo's avatar. The forum locks up on me on nearly every post I make. I'm going to have to start using the app or another browser.
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  15. MrMike6by9

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    Interesting, 90+ percent of the time, I use the app vs. a browser here ... I was unaware of such an issue.
    YMMV
     
  16. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    That's because you're using the app 90% of the time.
     
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  17. MrMike6by9

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    I guess that means don't use a browser <GRIN>
     
  18. iP5

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    what I want to know is what's the buzz word for this? RAMgate, TLCgate, 128gate, bootgate?

    Sent from my OnePlus One
     
  19. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Overusedgategate.
     
  20. Rafagon

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    This is how my post is supposed to look. It appears the grinning green smiley is possessed.

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