Does #crescentgate still exist? (POLL)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by teknikal90, May 26, 2015.


Where do you fit in?

  1. Bought an iPhone 6 in 2014 and I do have this issue

  2. Bought an iPhone 6 in 2015 and I do have this issue

  3. Bought an iPhone in 2014 and I do NOT have this issue

  4. Bought an iPhone in 2015 and I do NOT have this issue

  1. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    If you have a new-ish iPhone 6/6plus (bought in 2015) do you have this issue?
    Has Apple fixed this manufacturing mishap?

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  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    I bought my iPhone 6 in April of 2015 and I do not have this issue. Maybe it's just me, but this appears to be one of those issues that is rather easy to ignore.. I don't much care what the camera looks like so long as it works as advertised.
  3. CYKBC macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2014
    It's not easy to ignore. It's clearly visible and potentially blocks the front facing camera. The camera pal.
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    Well, blocking the front camera would indeed keep it from working as advertised. In that case I would be returning it for an exchange.
  5. CYKBC macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2014
    Even if it doesn't it looks horrible. Check the sixes at the Apple Store. More than half of them will have the defect. Really sucks for Apple fans. :(
  6. netsped macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    I bought my iPhone 6 a week ago and it doesn't show this. According to the serial number, it was manufactured on mid February (week 6).
  7. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2012
    Didn't know this was a thing. I can see a tiny crescent. Oh well.
  8. CYKBC macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2014
    Mine showed up after a couple of months. Bought new at Apple Store.
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    This is why sometimes it is not a good idea to visit such forums. I've had my 6 for six months now and never even heard of this issue before, let alone noticed it. But now I will always see it on my phone. Thanks! :mad:

    Ah well. I don't really care though. It has not interfered with the camera as far as I can tell. :D
  10. teknikal90 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
  11. Cergman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2013
    my tesla
    Got this as a replacement device about a month ago. The problem is certainly still occurring.

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  12. ChinaRye macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    I have the launch batch 6 Plus and no crescent for me.
  13. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
  14. blcfla macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2013
    Silver 6 bought in November-ish of 2014, no issues with it.
  15. imagineadam macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2011
    Yup. 3/5 I've had have it including my current one that developed it over time. Sent back 4 total for various screen uniformity issues plus the FaceTime camera issues. After 3 replacements with issues they ended up sending me a brand new sealed one and it too has the FaceTime issue. I've given up for now and I'll send this one back at the end of warranty and hope for one that isn't defective. Never had any problems with my 4, 5 or iPad 4. Only the 6.
  16. decafjava macrumors 68030


    Feb 7, 2011
    Space grey 6 obtained in November 2014 and no issues with the camera.
  17. eelw macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2012
    I never followed the original discussion. But did the foam ever obstruct the camera for anyone? Or has it remained a cosmetic issue the entire time?
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed, as long as the camera works this "issue" wouldn't bother me.
  19. venomgt95 macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2014
    I held a Space Grey iPhone 6 that was on display at my local Wal-Mart and that camera thing was the first thing i noticed when i picked it up. I just kinda chucked.
  20. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I can't tell if there is a crescent so I just made sure my camera works.
  21. jkel777 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2014
    Got a replacement 6 Plus back in either late March or early April (can't remember the exact date) and just noticed this last week. Didn't really think much of it, but I'm kinda relieved I'm not alone. It's not a big deal to me as long as it doesn't affect the functionality of the front-facing camera.

    Also of note, I don't believe my original 6 Plus bought on launch day had this issue.
  22. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    i purchased an iPhone 6 in June 2015. starting back in Dec i experienced the issue. i took it into an apple store and they diagnosed it has "mis-aligned front facing camera", it was actually a pull down option on their diagnostic program. they replaced the screen (and thus the camera). they added in the notes that if it happens again, they would just replace the phone. well back in April it happened again. i went in and they refused to replace the phone despite them putting it in the notes. i said ok fine. so they replaced the screen again. well starting this week it's happening again. i went into the apple store this morning and they said they are refusing to replace the screen and are refusing to replace the phone and it is cosmetic in nature and if i wanted it replaced then i would have to pay an apple care deductible. wtf?

    i spoke with a manager and said i am getting replacement screen + camera assemblies that are defective, over and over again. something is obviously wrong and despite the original genius tech agreeing to a replacement next time it happens, i have been agreeing with screen replacements. i said enough is enough. the manager read through the notes and confirmed the previous tech's comments. she said the best she can do is another screen replacement.

    so i am on the 3rd screen replacement in 6 months for the same "crescent gate" issue. so yes, the issue is still around even with their replacement screens.
  23. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Your poll is flawed.

    I did buy a phone there and it did have the crescent, but with my latest screen/LCD replacement, it hasn't returned.
  24. rzc16512 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    Got the iPhone 6 in Nov 2014 and had the crescent issue within a month but it didn't seem to affect pictures. Screen replaced in Sept 2015 due to cracks and the crescent came back about 2 months later. Got the 6S November 2015 and no crescent yet.
  25. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    DAMNIT PEOPLE. I got my iPhone 6 on release weekend a year and a half ago and I would never have known about this "defect" if ya'll hadn't pointed it out. Now I'll see it all the time.

    It doesn't seem to impact operation so I'll probably get over it.. but... why did I have to read this post??

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