Apple Inc.’s latest smartphone releases, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, are reported to face camera and NFC problems when in contact with metals or magnets; the tech giant is asking accessory makers to not use these components

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 and 6 Plus face problems if the devices are brought in contact with metallic or magnetic accessories.

The Cupertino-based company is said to be aware of the issue. Attachments such as camera lens are reportedly causing problems with near field communication (NFC).

Apple, with great stealth, updated its support document in order to warn users of these latest issues making rounds all over the Internet. But many users and potential buyers remain unaware about the problem.

Apple has also requested iPhone accessory manufacturers to not use metals or magnets in their products, according to 9to5Mac.

Formerly, Apple had warned accessory makers against the usage of metals and magnets because they cause the iPhone’s compass to malfunction. Since the camera and NFC are used more frequently than the compass, users had been facing issues since September but were clueless as to what the root cause of the problems was.

This is not the first time Apple’s latest smartphones have been surrounded by scandal. Not long after the much-hyped release in September, the iPhone 6 Plus was said to bend in users’ pockets; the problem was widely dubbed the “Bendgate” on the Internet. But the company was able to downplay the flaw, saying that only a few such cases had been actually reported.

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