A small number of iPhone 4 users are claiming that their smartphone is secretly taking a photo of them without their consent.
According to several confused and apparently scared users on an Apple forum, while using the FaceTime video conferencing app, sometimes, a photo that they have never taken using the front facing camera pops-up when they try to place a video call.
One user commented, it is “very creepy for my phone to be taking pictures of me when I haven’t told it to.”
Another user on the Apple forum claimed that her boyfriend saw a photo of himself at work even when he had not used the app in his office.
“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,” the iPhone 4 user wrote.
Experts are claiming that the issue is being caused by a bug in the app or a firmware issue. Apple has remained silent on the issue but the Apple forum support chums have suggested restoring the device back to its factory settings and if even that does not work then users can get their device replaced.