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Apple announces repair program for blurry iPhone 6 Plus cameras

Consumers who have experienced image quality problems with their iPhone 6 Plus's iSight camera may be eligible for a free repair, as Apple on Friday acknowledged a problem with a "small percentage" of units and will replace the affected component free of charge.




Officially dubbed the "iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus," Apple's repair effort is available to any iPhone 6 Plus owner whose device is producing blurry photos and carries the problematic part. Affected users can check their serial number at Apple's website.

Apple stops short of detailing the exact nature of the problem, saying only that some iPhone 6 Plus iSight cameras contain a "a component that may fail causing your photos to look blurry."

The iPhone 6 Plus ships with the most advanced iSight camera yet, and is the first iPhone to include optical image stabilization, a feature used to distinguish it from its smaller sibling. Both iPhone 6-series handsets also sport phase detection autofocus— which Apple markets as "Focus Pixels"— and the ability to capture slow-motion video at 240 frames per second.

Those taking advantage of Apple's repair program are advised to back up their phone before handing it over at an Apple Store or Apple authorized service provider. Affected units will be eligible for repair for up to 3 years after the iPhone's original purchase date.