Why is Apple recalling its iPhone 6 Plus smartphones?

If you purchased your beloved iPhone 6 Plus handset between September 2014 and January 2015, you may have to swap your smartphone.

According to Apple, a batch of iPhone 6 Plus smartphones are taking blurry photos and need replacing.

The issue is with the iSight camera on the back of the device, and does not affect the front-facing camera – so users can still take their ‘selfies’ without any problems.

Apple has said that it will replace the camera for free, and that those who are affected by the issue should go to any apple store or contact technical support to swap their device.

Apple said in a statement: “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 affected units fall into a limited serial number range and were sold primarily between September 2014 and January 2015.

“If your iPhone 6 Plus is producing blurry photos and falls into the eligible serial number range, Apple will replace your device’s iSight camera, free of charge.”

Users can check if their phone is eligible for a swap by sending in their serial number to Apple.

This isn’t the first time Apple has had some trouble with the iPhone 6 model though, as users previously complained that the Plus could bend when placed in a pocket.

This news comes after Apple revealed that is has hired 65 per cent more women in the past 12 months, in a bid to make its company more diverse.

Apple boss Tim Cook said: “We promised to improve those numbers and we’re happy to report that we have made progress. In the past year we hired over 11,000 women globally, which is 65 per cent more than in the previous year.”

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