Summary of issues/defects for 6s/6s+

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 938092, Sep 27, 2015.


Does your iPhone 6s/6s+ have any of these issues?

  1. Yellow Screen

  2. Display inconsistencies

  3. Loose/Popping screen

  4. Bad audio quality from speaker/headphone jack

  5. Slow operation and lag

  6. Nope, my phone is perfect! :)

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 938092 Suspended

    Dec 11, 2014
    [WIP, please let me know to add more]

    So after doing a lot of reading online, It seems there are some pretty large issues with the latest Apple phones this year. I've made this post as an easy summary of all the ones I have encountered to help anyone out.

    Yellow screen colour compared to previous iPhones

    General display inconsistencies, uneven backlighting, etc.
    • Once again, very wide spread and typically seems to be worse in the top half of the phone.
    Example Images of the issue:
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      • ^ (this one is being referred to as a pressure point and is believed to be caused by the taptic engine putting pressure on the screen)

    Loose or popping screen
    • This was a large issue with the iPhone 6, but appears to not have been solved in the 6s. Although speculation leaves me to believe that they attempted this by applying that adhesive around the display front panel. Regardless, people are still reporting to have this issue.

      • ^ Same issue on the iPhone 6

    Audio quality from speaker is lower / headphone output produces a buzzing noise.
    • Seems to be a new issue in the 6s/6s+ where in quite a few cases the loudspeaker does not sound as clear as the previous generations. It's also been reported that the headphone output jack and the sound it produces are subject to much greater interference as outlined below:


    General sluggishness
    • Seems to be a software issue that will hopefully be resolved in the future. Some people say that turning off siri suggestions fixes it.

    Useful places to go
  2. judgedeath2 macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2013
    Speaker on my 6S+ is awful compared to my 6. High-end clarity/detail is shot to hell, it's not as loud, and begins distorting past like 70%.
  3. 938092 thread starter Suspended

    Dec 11, 2014
    Sorry to hear it :(
  4. vi2867 macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2006
    Eastvale, CA
    I have been having sound issues. There is a crackling sound, and a few times my music played, sounding like a conference call. I have messed with the volume settings and EQ, but did not solve the crackling sound. The phone sounding like a conference call, I was able to fix with a restart, but has occurred now 3 times.
  5. Decimotox macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2013
  6. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
  7. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    If I'm using phone in portrait mode on white background, and I tip the top of the Plus away from me, I see black marks coming down from above the menu bar, like the opposite of blacklight bleed on a black background.

    Are all the Plus having this from that top edge, if you look at this extreme angle, or do some not have this?

    I can also see it if it lying flat on desk and I'm a ways back from the phone, at this angle rather than looking at phone straight on like in my hands.

    Thank you.
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  9. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    I can see a sort of "binding" effect from the bulbs I'm assuming are above the top of the display.

    Also, add the "display pinch" issue, which seems to affect only 6s+, which causes the bottom left of 6s+ displays to show a weird "gray" shadow coming from the bezel.
  10. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Thanks for checking. I can't see the display pinch oddly and I have tried repeatedly now.

    Does this "binding" effect at the top of the screen not bother you? Now when I have the phone flat on my desk, my eyes keep going to it, of course, it's only on white backgrounds though.
  11. GRANTCKING macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2013
    some of these defects are shocking for a phone this expensive, are apple on drugs lately or what
  12. Sarah Jones 799 Suspended

    Sarah Jones 799

    Sep 11, 2015
    Probably rushing production to meet the demand. Seems like every year we are having more screen problems.
  13. samven582 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
    Display inconsistencies are a huge problem with 6s/6s plus
  14. dsc888 macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    Boston, MA USA
    OMG. I thought I was the only one. My 6S+ distorts way earlier than my old 6 did. Also, sometimes when I place a call, there is a loud "Screech" sound that actually hurts my ear. It's random and I don't know if it's hardware or software.
  15. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    A jailbreak tweak will easily fix the yellow warm screen issue. Cant wait for it
  16. mi7chy macrumors 601


    Oct 24, 2014
  17. valinda macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I didn't vote, but my phone does freeze sometimes. I did upgrade to 9.0.1 couple days ago. I think
    maybe that's why. I was just playing a game and when I was trying to move a fruit it wouldn't move.
    The game is Juice Jam.
  18. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I hear a slight rattle sound occasionally when clicking the home button. It's not a huge issue, but annoys me enough to wonder whether I should return it to Verizon and get a new one or have the Genius Bar check it out.

    I feel like I always get some weird issue with my home button (it being loose, stuck, etc.)..of course!
  19. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    It didn't bother me when I first saw it, but eventually I just kept looking at it; it's rather distracting.
  20. BrandonZ macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    I thought i was crazy but my 6s plus looks just like the one with the taptic engine pushing on the screen. Its the same on both sides of the screen at the same height. I don't know if I should exchange it because I don't want a worse screen.

    What do you guys think?
  21. Vizxyn macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2015
    It was quite satisfying to see my pic included in here :)

    I hope as many people don't have issues with their phones! Luckily, I was able to exchange mine in a timely manner :)
  22. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    Was your exchange perfect? I'm going back to the Apple Store this Saturday and telling them I want a refund. Hopefully they'll let me try one more exchange and give me a refund if it's bad. My concern is that these issues might be harder to spot at the stores, since there are so many lights. But, I can usually scope out these screen issues anyway.
  23. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    my 6s 128gb randomly turns off and requires a hard reset but this wasn't on the list... happened twice now, once overnight while plugged in.
  24. Vizxyn macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2015
    Yeah, I got my phone through Verizon. There is no Apple Store close to me, so I just went in Verizon and got my exchange. This one is perfect, thankfully.
  25. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    Good to know, thanks! :) I got my phone at Apple, but through T-Mobile's plans. The receipt implies I can return my phone to the Apple Store though. Hoping for a perfect screen... Congrats on yours!

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