Apple iPhone 6 Crescentgate: How To Get A Free Replacement?
Apple iPhone 6 Issues Persist With Misaligned Front Camera; Earns New Title 'Crescentgate'Twitter / @theJoshMeister

After #antennagate, #bendgate, #mapgate and #hairgate blunders, Apple has landed itself in another problem. A new iPhone 6 problem has emerged as some owners of the flagship smartphone report misaligned front facing camera.

The issue is popularly being referred to as "Crescentgate" for its close resemblance to a crescent moon. The front camera is not properly placed within the camera hole, leaving a gap in the side.

The Crescentgate issue was publicized after users started complaining about it on Reddit, Twitter and MacRumors forums.

"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. I'm wondering if others are seeing this issue," a Reddit user wrote. 

Following the thread, several users reported a similar problem with their iPhone 6. The issue is not widespread and some users report that despite having the crescent gap their cameras work just fine.

"My nearest Apple store is two hours away," said one user, while another added, "It's working just fine, just a minor annoyance."

Free Replacement?

Apple hasn't publicly commented on the issue yet but is handling the matter discreetly. Affected customers of the Crescentgate issue can take their iPhone to the nearest store and get the handset replaced. At the very least, Apple store employees are changing the front panel of the phone.

Other #Gates

This isn't the first time Apple is caught in iPhone 6 design fails. In 2010 the iPhone 4 was associated with Antennagate due to network connectivity issues. Most recently, Apple's iPhone 6 Plus bending issue was widely popularized under #bendgate. Other iPhone related issues include Hairgate, where users reported that the gap between the front glass and aluminium enclosure resulted in hair getting entangled in the gap, and Mapsgate, which was due to geographical errors and misleading information on Apple's own Maps app.