Recently, there have been several reports from Apple users about malfunctioning iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
The reports claim that the devices would crash and get stuck in a boot loop, with the problem mainly affecting users of the 128GB variant of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. There has been no official word from Apple on any defects in the units as of yet. However, Business Korea claims that according to their sources, the problem possibly lies within the storage hardware of the 128GB variants. These devices employ a new triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash for storage and there is a possibility that the controller IC for said storage is faulty. If this hardware defect is proven true, there is a good possibility of Apple recalling all their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units. Also, they would be expected to revert back to multi-layer cell (MLC) NAND flash, their conventional storage device but it is however, more expensive to deploy.
For those of you worrying about your iPhone’s after reading this, we got some news that may calm you down. 9to5Mac have written a piece on debunking these rumors about iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units being recalled. First of all, only a small number of users have reported this bug on Apple’s support forums, with about 159 posts reported. On top of that, these users have also a large number of apps installed, some even in excess of 500. It also goes on to say that Apple themselves are not aware of any bugs or issues with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
It is difficult to say whether these reports of boot looping iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are true or just another rumor to raise page views. Seeing that it is a rather rare occurrence with nothing official from Apple, it looks like there is nothing too serious to worry about.