The severity of the iPhone 6 Plus’s bending issue is up for debate, with many claiming that it’s a widespread issue and Apple insisting that it’s not. Now a new issue has popped up, and if the worst-case scenario rumors are true and it leads to a major iPhone 6 Plus recall, Apple will have a hard time downplaying the situation.

It started with reports that iPhone 6 Plus units that have a large number of apps installed are experiencing an issue where they often crash and reboot. The reports also say that Apple hasn’t been able to fix the issue. A new report from Business Korea blames it on the TLC flash memory that Apple used in the phone. TLC, which stands for triple-level cell, can store more than single-level cell (SLC) or multi-level cell (MLC) memory, but that extra data storage comes at a price – it reads and writes data slower. The report goes on to say that most iPhones use MLC memory, which is more stable, but also more expensive.

In fairness, Apple isn’t the only company who have taken the cheap route when it comes to memory. The problem has been affecting certain Samsung SSD drives as well.

The iPhone 6 Plus has been more popular than expected, leading to Apple increasing mass-production, which makes the thought of a device-wide recall even crazier.

via BGR

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