Apple is set to ditch the cheaper flash storage components it uses in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, after a number of users complained of their devices crashing and becoming stuck in a so–called boot loop.
According to Business Korea, Apple is binning the cheaper triple-cell NAND flash units in its 64GB and 128GB iPhones for multiple cell NAND flash, which is found in models with smaller capacity.
The website also adds weight to reports that Apple will soon release iOS 8.1.1 to fix issues for those who’ve already bought more capacious iPhones and are still struggling with issues related to storage.
Stories emerged last week of users’ iPhones crashing at regular intervals, of apps failing to open and boot loops, which saw phones repeatedly turn themselves on and off. Users also reported their iPhones flashing up blue or red screens.
Anecdotally, uSwitch has also experienced this issue on a 16GB iPhone 6, which Apple replaced citing a catastrophic hardware error. Staff at its London Regent Street store confirmed they had seen the problem on a number of occasions.
Officially, Apple has yet to acknowledge this or any of the other errors thrown up since the release of iOS 8.0.2, some of which have left new iPhones unusable.