A topic over at Apple’s Discussion Forums has a few users reporting an unusual glitch with the FaceTime app on their iPhone 4 handsets. iPhone 4 users are reporting that when using FaceTime, the screen shows a random picture frozen on the screen.

It seems several iPhone 4 owners are experiencing this FaceTime glitch, which is increasing privacy concerns among the community. According to several users, the camera seems to be keeping random images that have not been taken before and don’t seem to originate from past FaceTime calls.

“My boyfriend and I have both recently experienced this problem several times – when one of us is calling the other via FaceTime, an old picture freezes on our screen, while the person receiving the call only sees a black screen. It’s kind of creepy, because it brought up photos of both of us at work, where I have used FaceTime a few times but he never has.

Just minutes ago when i called my girlfriend and i saw a “picture” of myself from today when i was at the office. I know it was from today because i had the exact same shirt. The weirdest thing is that picture is not stored on my iPhone.”

According to the users, restoring the iPhone 4 using iTunes does not seem to solve issue. Additionally, one user actually had his iPhone 4 replaced by Apple but still incurred the glitch on his replacement iPhone.

I rarely use FaceTime, if ever, but in the test calls I conducted, I was not able to replicate this glitch. We’re still waiting on official word from Apple, so stay tuned!

Have you encountered this glitch yet?

 

  • iKing

    I know this is off topic but it’s a problem I had with my iPhone 4 and in sure other people have it as well

    http://www.smoothblog.co.uk/2011/04/05/fix-iphone-ios-431-signal-jailbreak-unlock/

    I did this so I know a site admin can see this

    • iKing

      Oops nvm iSpoke too soon

  • SOlve this ….issue fast this is really what most of the people are facing including me….

  • iBob

    Yes, encountered it this morning actually.

  • Carrbone

    Wow you

  • Blubber

    I thought everybody already knew that The iphone make Random Pictures as well As the Stats of your locations and send it to Apple.

    Why the hell did u buy an iPhone if u ever mentioned about privacy o.O ?
    Everyone knows that Apple is Not interested in Privacy, shy u think the Shops contracts are over 125 Sites Long ?!?!?! And also Why Suizid iTunes and all Apple software go to the Internet without klicking on Some online Links? just to Test if you have Internet? lol
    They are Even Wiese than Microsoft when it comes to Privacy (and i really hate MS and wrote all this from an iPhone xD

  • Blubber

    Why the hell did u buy an iPhone if u ever mentioned about privacy o.O ?
    Everyone knows that Apple is Not interested in Privacy, shy u think the Shops contracts are over 125 Sites Long ?!?!?! And also Why Suizid iTunes and all Apple software go to the Internet without klicking on Some online Links? just to Test if you have Internet? lol
    They are Even Worse than Microsoft when it comes to Privacy (and i really hate MS and wrote all this from an iPhone xD

    • Mike78519

      Ok, even the fact that you typed all that on an iPhone, does not make up for your horrible spelling and grammar.

  • Blubber

    Damn, Why got everything double posted o.O
    Sorry for that, i didn’t Published it twice -.-

    • The Beanstalk

      Your an idiot

      • Mike78519

        You’re*

      • Binary-Stalker

        Ever here of typos?

  • Sotoy

    It never happen on jailbroken iPhones… specially when you use jb apps like 3gunrestrictor or my3g, you can use facetime call over 3g, same or even better quality then wifi…

  • Ras

    Happened to me.damn apple.fuck illuminati

  • Nick

    Same issue BUT it is on my iPad 2. I also have a Mac mini with FaceTime and also me and my 3 family members have iPhone 4 with no issues. HOWEVER, our iPhones are JB and still on 4.2.1. This must be an iOS 4.3 glitch.

  • Andy

    hahah ‘Restoring the iPhone didn’t work.’ Have you guys noticed that that’s always Apple’s first solution to everything?

  • Corbett

    Yes, I have had the problem. In fact, I was at the Apple store today trying to get it fixed. They wanted me to restore.

  • MarioMaciel

    Started to have this problem since I updated my iphone 4 to 4.3.1
    It was fine even with jailbreak on 4.2.1
    So its 100% software related.

  • Mufc jake

    Yeah this picture of a boy by this river is randomly put on my ipod, never seen him before in my life…wtf