Front camera on iPhone 6 has MOVED!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by houssein31, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. houssein31 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    I was looking at my iPhone 6 today and I realised that the front facing camera had moved to the left. I never saw or heard something like that. It's so strange because I never dropped my phone so far.

    Even if the camera has moved, it did not affect the pictures I take. In other words, Ito can still take good front facing photos.

    Should I take the phone to the Apple Store?? Would they exchange it for another one? Is it worth it?

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  2. HipsterGG macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2013
    It's because of the new 8.1.1 iOS update. Apple is working on it at the moment. The issue will be resolved with 8.1.2 probably.
  3. houssein31 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    Here's a better picture (sorry had to use my hold iPhone 4)

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  4. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Mine moves all over the front of the phone. It depends on the day. I hate finding my camera in the bottom of the phone by the home button.
  5. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    Wait....what? Is this serious? My brain is hurting?
  6. HipsterGG macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2013
    Most definitely, this is some serious ****!
  7. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

    Mr. Buzzcut

    Jul 25, 2011
    You sure it's not just lighting? Photo looks lit from left.
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Neither of your photos are clear enough to show the issue that you are talking about. Take it to the Apple store if you think there is a problem. You could try comparing it to a friends phone to be sure first.
  9. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    lol is this serious OP? it is essentially impossible for it to move as there is a cutout in the glass for the camera, and is also bolted to the frame inside and screwed in so it stays in place... is there anything in the way of the front camera when you turn the front camera on..? like if it actually did "truly move" you would see something in the way of the front camera when you have it on
  10. Septembersrain macrumors 68040


    Dec 14, 2013
    I've seen this happen on other devices across the forums. Don't know if that's common...
  11. meysell macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2014
    this happened to my original iPhone 6, just take it to the Apple Store and they'll fix it right up for you! more time was spent criticizing the OP than recognizing the problem in this thread
  12. mdlooker macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2011
    Oouu that's grainy. I took a pic with my iPad 2 and :eek: at the difference. Amazing..
  13. bddimac27 macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2014
    front camera

    i have an iphone 5 with the same situation as my camera. i brought my iphone due to the recall from the sleep button and when they diagnosed it they told me that the camera is not centered and they told me that the phone was already previously repaired and they cannot fixed the sleep button because i dont have the warranty anymore. i tried to argue with the apple genius and i told him that i am 100% sure that there is no repair done with my phone and i wouldnt waste my time going to apple store if i already have a third party repair on my phone. they didn't repair it and ending up upgrading to iphone 6 and trade-in my iphone5.
  14. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    It's not just you. Mine's the same, and I suspect that it was always misaligned and that I simply didn't notice when I first got it.
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    And so the problem is....?
  16. houssein31 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    Hope that's better :$

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  17. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Sorry, can't stop laughing. :D

    This has to be the number 1 thread of all time!!!

    Camera moving??? Wow!! I need a drink.....
  18. JCCL macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    Dude. Something is definitely wrong. Take it back to the Apple Store right now. At least it didn't move to somewhere over the screen. That would be much worse.
  19. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

    Dec 27, 2010

    Both photos look like shadows.
  20. Prof., Nov 26, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014

    Prof. macrumors 601


    Aug 17, 2007
    This is legit, my friend's iPhone 6 had the same problem. I don't think the camera is actually moving, per se, but it definitely a defect. He took it to apple and they replaced the panel for free.

    EDIT: I just messaged my friend to tell him about this post, and he says the camera is shifting again on his iPhone. Interesting indeed.
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Lay off the drugs. They're giving you "camera bugs."
  22. Essa86 macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2012
    Here is my iphone6 front camera. I noticed it a while ago. I showed it to the apple rep when I got my 6+ he showed me his iPhone6 and told me it is normal and they can't do anything about it. It didn't bother me since it works fine.

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  23. Will2145 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    Mine is like that too. I looked at the ones displayed at the Apple Store and mine certainly looked like it moved to the left. Still works though
  24. rcckks96 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2013
    Mine looks exactly the same! It's been bugging me for a couple weeks. I'm always staring at it trying to figure out if it's just shadows, or if something is off.
  25. buntym macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2011
    I don't think any of the above posters understand the OP's problem fully, possibly due to the lack of explanation on his side. He isn't saying that the entire camera module has moved, but simply the sensor + lens has shifted slightly within the enclosure. You can see this because in the Hi-res image he uploaded a few posts ago there is clearly a crescent-shaped gap between the side of the cut-out and his lens. The alignment isn't perfect as it is on most phones, probably due to a manufacturing defect or impact.

    Hope that clears things up for you guys.

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