Apple's Latest iPhone Headache: Crescentgate

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have already been through the media ringer for being too easy to bend, and now there's a new issue to latch onto called Crescentgate. The name stems from the crescent shape that appears when the the front-facing camera shifts in its housing, exposing its edge. Complaints about the issue have been cropping up around the Internet, and we've seen it on one of our iPhones at The Mac Observer, too.

The front-facing camera is shifting in some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models.The front-facing camera is shifting in some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models.

There isn't any word on exactly what's causing the front-facing camera to shift, but once it moves, it doesn't go back into place. Based on forum comments at Reddit, it seems both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are susceptible to the camera shift problem. Those forum members are also saying Apple has been either replacing parts to fix the issue, or giving customers new phones.

On Reddit commenter said,

My iPhone 6's front facing camera is misaligned. There is a crescent visible on the right side of the hole. This also happened to my friends phone and a replacement model the Apple Store gave him.

Responses to the comment say they've experienced the problem, too, and that Apple has fixed or replaced their iPhone. There isn't any official word on whether this is a problem with certain production batches, or if it's a design flaw.

Someone claiming to be an Apple Store employee said the company doesn't know what is causing the problem. They said, "Apple Store employee here, we don't know why they shift and if you choose we can replace the display which will replace the front facing camera or just swap the device all together."

Is your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus front-facing camera misaligned? Let us know in the comments, and let us know what Apple has done to fix the problem for you.