CRESCENTGATE: Does Apple’s Latest iPhone Problem Indicate a Larger Issue at Hand?

CRESCENTGATE: Does Apple’s Latest iPhone Problem Indicate a Larger Issue at Hand?

It seems that Apple’s ever-constant flood of issues and problems with the latest run of the iPhone, the 6 and 6 Plus, isn’t showing signs of stopping anytime soon.

It seems that now that the uproar over the bendable “feature” of the latest iPhone iteration has somewhat died down, though I still personally know a few people who’s having issues getting their devices replaced now that they’re a little less than 180 degrees, we’re seeing people throw their hands in the air over what may be a bit more trivial than a busted screen or broken internals.

Dubbed, quite redundantly, “Crescentgate” by angry Apple users, this time it seems to be an issue with the front facing Selfie Camera on the smaller of the two models, the iPhone 6. The problem lies in the fact that the camera on many phones, enough for people to get in an uproar over and enough to prompt the writing of this article, has shifted to the side slightly, leaving a light gray crescent on the side of the camera.

The wordplay is uncanny, but I digress.

Something interrupts my pristine screen? UNTHINKABLE.

Something interrupts my pristine screen? UNTHINKABLE.

There have been several to claim that once this was brought to the attention of Apple, through the various stores around the country, most places were happy to repair the misaligned camera. But the claim is that on most of these devices, the camera came unseated again within a few weeks and the dreaded gray crescent made a reappearance.

It really doesn’t even seem to be an issue with the camera itself as much as it is the casing of the phone that seems to be slipping. This means that with the hardware, there’s really no issue. And given the sheer number of selfies taken on a daily basis with this front facing lens that doesn’t seem to have anything cutoff that the user themselves didn’t do, there may be even less of a problem than what most think.

However, it does bring a few questions to mind. Apple has had its fair share of issues regarding the latest iPhone since its release several months ago. The obvious Bendgate was quite the problem. While it didn’t often break the phone simply slipping your phone into your front pocket and having it damaged is a huge issue. Mark up major issues with several updates, one that all but rendered nearly any iPhone unable to use cellular service, and a few more minor ones along the way, and you really start to see the problems from Apple piling up.

Are all these problems a sign of something worse deep down in the company?

Are all these problems a sign of something worse deep down in the company?

The question becomes whether or not “Crescentgate” is an indicator of a falling of quality in a company that, for years now, has been known as having some of the best and sturdiest devices out there. And for phones that cost more than what most pay for a smartphone, often for that expected quality and consistency, this seemingly nonstop run of problems, even minor ones, that has been coming Apple’s way may be something that many remember next year with the release of the next version.

Or likely, people will forget all of this and move onto the next new thing.

What do you think?

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