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iPhone 6 Accessories Could Interfere with Camera & NFC

If you’ve been having issues with your iPhone 6 Plus’s camera or the NFC on both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, it could be because magnetic or metal accessories are interfering with your device.

It turns out that the optical image stabilization in the iPhone 6 Plus can be interfered with if the user uses any kind of metal or magnetic accessory, and Apple notes this warning in a support document of its own.

The issue is demonstrated in the video below, where the user attaches a magnetic lens kit to their iPhone 6 Plus, and instantly the camera begins shaking back and forth, making it impossible to snap a picture or record a video. We can’t say this is too surprising, though.

The issue doesn’t arise with every single magnetic or metal accessory, so it’s certainly something that will be a case-by-case basis for iPhone 6 Plus users, but it seems for the most part that these kind of accessories will most likely cause problems.

Furthermore, it’s said that magnetic and metal accessories sometimes cause problems with the iPhone 6’s NFC chip, which allows users to wirelessly pay for goods at the store using Apple Pay.

Again, we’re not all too surprised by this, and it isn’t an issue with the iPhone 6 itself, but merely how different things react to each other naturally. The best thing you can do to avoid coming across something like this is to stay away from magnetic or metal accessories, including metallic cases and those magnetic lens kits.

The iPhone 6 Plus has been under a lot of controversy lately, with many users reporting that the larger device bends while in their pockets, and many people are proving that the phone can bend under the force of their own hands. Of course, this has triggered the popular “Bendgate” term, and Apple has been under a lot of fire because of this apparent design flaw with the larger iPhone.

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Since the attention of the issue started to gain steam, YouTubers began to post videos of iPhone 6 units bending, and there’s even a video that shows a user actually physically trying to get his iPhone 6 Plus to bend. Spoiler alert: it bent.

While the issue has died down a little bit since it was first introduced, it’s certainly something that’s going to remain an issue for quite a while until the next iPhone comes out. Apple says that the iPhone 6 bending is “extremely rare” during normal use, and there have only been a handful of official complaints out of the 10 million iPhone 6 units that were sold over opening weekend alone, with that number growing as more and more iPhone 6 devices continue to sell.

While the issue has died down a little bit since it was first introduced, it’s certainly something that’s going to remain an issue for quite a while until the next iPhone comes out. Apple says that the iPhone 6 bending is “extremely rare” during normal use, and there have only been a handful of official complaints out of the 10 million iPhone 6 units that were sold over opening weekend alone, with that number growing as more and more iPhone 6 devices continue to sell.

However, we wouldn’t see this as a huge negative if you’re planning on buying the new device.

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One Comment

  1. Truffol (@Truffol)

    12/16/2014 at 6:47 pm

    How did the makers of the magnetic lens kits not realize this? Didn’t they test it out before production?

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