This news comes from South Korea where Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outselling Samsung’s own flagship Galaxy line, so take it with more than the usual grain of salt.
I’m calling it ‘Recall-gate:’
Apple pretty much dismissed any concerns with iPhone 6 Plus bending, even though there’s plenty of proof that, given enough pressure, the phone does indeed bend. We haven’t experienced that under normal usage situations, however, and that problem seems to have mostly quieted down.
Maybe that’s because it wasn’t really a problem. The Eiffel Tower is likely to bend, too, ‘given enough pressure.’
Good grief. What’s next? The unofficial gobbledygook from Business Korea:
Apple opted to use triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash storage in the iPhone 6 Plus to save costs over multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash storage that’s used in other iPhone models. The problem, Business Korea explained, is that while TLC can store more data, it’s also slower and less stable than the other options available, which may be one reason why the iPhone 6 Plus with 128GB of storage crashes. The site also points to known problems with the controller IC, or integrated circuit, that has also been recognized in Samsung SSD products that use the same NAND flash.
Wow. That sounds serious. How will Apple respond?
Some in the industry think that if TLC flash is indeed the cause of the defects, Apple might recall all of the products that have been sold so far.
‘Some in the industry?‘ I wonder; do they work for Samsung? Meanwhile, my 128GB iPhone 6 Plus works just fine.