iPhone 6 Plus Screen Flickering

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  1. JeffreyNewland macrumors newbie

    JeffreyNewland

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    I had been battling with my iPhone 6 Plus for sometime, the constant unresponsiveness of the touchscreen and grey screen flickering was troublesome. After weeks of this, it finally became completely unresponsive. Although all of the buttons worked. I set up an Apple Store appointment and I went in on Friday and I hope hoping that I just needed a new screen but apparently it was an internal issue that is unique to ONLY the iPhone 6 Plus. My phone was out of warranty so my only realistic option was to purchase the out of warranty replacement for ~$350. I did that, then over the weekend noticed that the same problem was occurring every so often. Today I went in and got another replacement. Hopefully this is the last one.

    While I was in the store, a lady overheard me talking to the Genius and told me that she was in the store for her 4th replacement iPhone 6 Plus.

    Has anyone else experience a similar problem?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    If this flickering was common, you would see this place light up!
     
  3. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Having owned 2 iPhone 6+, my wife having a 6+, coworkers having 6+ since launch day - never heard any of this till now. Hope you find something that works for you.

    My first iPhone 6+ red screened on me (kernel panic?) after a few months of ownership - walked out of the Apple Store with a replacement in less than 8 minutes. Both phones were (and my current 6+ is still) fast. Touch screen has been great. Haven't noticed any screen flickering - I read books for hours on my 6+ so if there was any I'd go nuts.

    So, really hope this one works.
     
  4. badazz33 macrumors 6502a

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    mine is doing it and apple is saying " go buy a new phone
     
  5. nburwell macrumors 601

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    This happened to my fiancée's 6 where her screen was flickering. Fortunately Apple replaced it with no questions asked. He replacement 6 has not encountered the same problem (thankfully).
     
  6. tomwvr macrumors regular

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    I had one replaced around January and the replacement is now doing the same thing. Im going to see if I can get this one replaced as well.
     
  7. Janette macrumors newbie

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    My 6 plus is 18mths old. Apple UK said they never heard of this problem! So I didn't trust them with repair. After watching lots of fix-grey-flicker vids on YouTube and reading forums. I got an undergrad who repairs phones in his spare time in to repair mine. The contacts were dirty (usually water damage - my phone has no water damage) He finally traced it to the two bottom screws on the plate over the ic chip. Faulty manufacture. Without those two screws my phone has been working perfectly since then. I watched the whole thing so no dodgy replacement with refurbished parts went on. Vi have always loved Apple quality but this has left me very disappointed with Apple, would now consider android phone next time.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Any product can have some defects. Not sure why you didn't have Apple take care of it and instead opted for some "undergrad".
     
  9. tomwvr macrumors regular

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    Apple Replaced the Replacement phone. Has to be an issue with the 6Plus
    The way they acted at the store made me think they know about this - because as soon as they saw what it was doing they told me - here is a new one...
     
  10. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a common problem and Apple isn't taking responsibility for it. My wife's replacement is doing the exact same thing and I refuse to pay $329 for another defective phone.
     
  11. Janette macrumors newbie

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    I would rather have someone (gifted undergrad or whatever) help me fix the problem, rather than use Apple if they tell me this is an unheard of issue. And the undergrad 'fixed' my phone because he has seen it and was happy to take the time and effort to help solve it. Two Apple stores would charge me a lot to replace the screen, which wasn't the problem, and thread above suggests they are replacing defective with defective. Also at 18mths there is no warranty cover for this manufacturing defect.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Seems like all of that has been already covered in the OP and the rest of the thread.
     
  13. cantankerously macrumors regular

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    Just started to happen on a refurb 6+. I have an AppleCare appointment to exchange it tomorrow as it should still be under warranty.
     
  14. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Apart from having the best loudspeaker for audio on any iPhone to date, the 6+ was a complete dog. Underspecced, full of gremlins and rushed to market.
     
  15. Goldenarmz97 macrumors newbie

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    I'm on my 5th iPhone in a year due to this issue.
     
  16. JeffreyNewland thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went through 3 different phones, unfortunately it occurred after a year of purchase :(
     
  17. macfacts macrumors 68030

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    so you paid 3 x $350 = $1050? You should get your money back and tell the Manager there about this "touch disease". I hope your receipt/work order says it was screen flickering and not something like "customer satisfaction".
     

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