Some 128GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners reporting boot loops and crashes

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been out for more than a month now, and while the launch went well for the Cupertino-based company, it would seem some owners are experiencing less-than-stellar issues with their handsets.

Within the Apple Support community, many owners of 128GB variants of both the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 are reporting issues with repeated crashes of their handsets. Some owners are even experiencing boot loops after their device crashes and tries to restart. According to a report published by MacRumors, the issue seems to be plaguing owners of the aforementioned variants that also have a large app library on their handset.

It is believed that it could be a hardware issue with the 128GB models, but the exact cause of the issue is still unknown at this point.

However, BusinessKorea is reporting that “industry contacts” speaking to the publication suggest the problem could lie with the triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash included in these particular models. Previous, Apple utilized a multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash:

Some in the industry point out that considering that technical defects mainly occur in the 128GB version of the iPhone 6 Plus, there might be a problem in the controller IC of triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash. […]

As numerous reports of low read performance of the Samsung SSD 840 and 840 EVO using TLC NAND flash have surfaced on the Internet, a problem in the controller IC is considered to be the more likely cause of the defects.

As noted, the only way to fix the issue is to bring the plagued iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus back to Apple and have it replaced.

Have you experienced any of these issues with your own 128GB iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?

[via MacRumors; G for Games; BusinessKorea]

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  • abood

    yes my iphone 6 and my brother iphone 6plus 16 gb are crashes and restart

    • W Van Landingham III

      My 64gb model isn’t the most stable, however the 8.1 update went a huge way towards fixing most of the issues. I’ll still randomly get reboots, but it seems to not be very often anymore, but the stock 8.0 update was very very buggy.

  • Duarte

    iPhone 6+ 128GB and no problems

  • Stryker

    I have a 128GB iPhone 6 and haven’t had an issue yet. Hopefully I won’t.

    • Thona Va

      same for me.

  • filthyjason

    no issues on my iphone 6 128gb, but now I’m going to start backing it up more frequently

  • 6 Plus 128

    I Have the 6 Plus 128 GB and happy to report that I don’t have this exact issue. No random crashes or restart loop. Must be a defect on some.

  • Edward Florian Seitan

    I have a iPhone 6 Plus, 64 Gb, and some of the apps DO crash a lot!!! I doubt this would be because of the jailbreak for two reasons: 1) they crash the same way even in Safe Mode, and 2) Few friends of mine that are on iOS 8.1 NON-jailbroken iPhone 5S, have the same issues with the apps…. Most buggy are Facebook, Foursquare, Swarm.. and I`ve even had SIRI crashing… most likely it`s a sw issue…

  • Momme

    I have this crash on my iphone5 ios7.1.2 after updating the apps

  • Ball breaker

    I had this problem with 128 gig iphone 6 plus, I took it to Apple and they said it was software I installled on the device and would not replace the phone, they only offered to perform dfu mode and to not use my back up as that is the problem, I was not happy at all and smashed the cheap piece of junk on the ground and went and bought a lg G3 and have never been happier, what happened to Apple they don’t care and did nothing for me what a waist of money their will be a class action one day for the cheap parts they use and fail just like mackbook pro graphics problem, Apple have dropped the ball.

  • patryk

    i have ip128gb and the 2 issues i have i when i listen to the radio and skip the songs max times the app crashes and then i want to turn it back again and listen to the same station my phone reboots. The other is that my volume button gets stuck on volume up or down function, the only thing i can do than is to reset the phone, am I the only one

  • Yup this has been happening to mine. iPhone 6 Plus 128GB

  • Shervin

    I had restart issue experiment today! 6+

  • W Van Landingham III

    The 128gb 6+ model is very backordered. My friends wife ordered a 128gb model like 5 days after you could first order them and has yet to get hers. Meanwhile her husband ordered a 64gb 6+ like 3 weeks ago, and got it a week and a half later. They must be having some sort of issue with those 128gb models to have such a massive delay.