Does Apple have a huge problem with the flagship 128GB iPhone 6 Plus? Or, is South Korea media engaging in the fine art of fear mongering? From BusinessKorea:
Functional defects in some of Apple’s latest smartphones have been observed. According to overseas IT news sites on Nov. 2, problems have been reported related to data storage in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+.
To reduce cost, Apple reportedly used TLC NAND flash in the 128GB version of the iPhone 6+ and some other models. Previously, TLC NAND was used in some iPads, whereas more expensive but more stable MLC NAND was used in most of the iPhone series.
Reportedly? Did anyone bother to open up a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus to see inside?
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 the controversy over the SSD 840 and 840 EVO grew, Samsung embarked on firmware upgrades. Some in the industry think that if TLC flash is indeed the cause of the defects, Apple might recall all of the products that have been sold so far.
This sounds much more like typical Samsung skullduggery in the face of more Koreans buying new iPhones than buying new Samsung Galaxy smartphones.