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Defect is breaking iPhone 6 handsets, claims iFixit

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Aug 2016 11:17 User comments (3)

Defect is breaking iPhone 6 handsets, claims iFixit iFixit has detailed an apparent design flaw with Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets which can result in the screen flickering and becoming unresponsive to touch.
Describing the issue as "Touch Disease", iFixit claims it has affected a large number of handsets, particularly the iPhone 6 Plus model, according to repair technicians that it has consulted. At the core of the problem are two chips that can become detached from the circuit board of each model over time as a result of touch-screen usage.

The problem becomes worse as the solder connection between the chips and the circuit board increasingly degrade.

"You might notice that the screen is sometimes unresponsive, but it is quick to come back with a hard reset," iFixit details in a blog post. "As the crack deepens into a full separation of the chip-board bond, the periods of no touch function become more frequent."

Initially, the problem can be alleviated by pressing down on the screen or twisting the phones body, but this workout won't work beyond a certain point and a permanent solution is yet unavailable.

"If the issue is as widespread as repair pros suspect, then Apple should start offering customers solutions instead of excuses. And they need to do it soon," iFixit's blog post reads.


Sources & Recommended Reading:
A Design Defect Is Breaking a Ton of iPhone 6 Pluses: ifixit.org (+Pic Source)

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3 user comments

125.8.2016 11:57

Eh.......this problem is highly insignificant compared to the simple and overwhelmingly apparent issue with the fact that the Iphone 6 is made like crap!

Its thin bezel and garbage layout of a phone that bends ALL THE F'ING TIME. I had Otterbox defender and it even bent while in that thing. Bending at the SAME DAMN SPOT each time. Right next to the 2 volume buttons. Shame on Apple for making a shit product!

Now in all fairness, I hate cell phones and toss them like I don't care......'cause I don't BUT, I don't "throw" them and I simply toss them onto a table from a couple feet. This should not bend them while in case, despite my carelessness.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Aug 2016 @ 11:58

226.8.2016 18:22

ALL LIES! Apple products are perfect in every way, just ask their customers. If it breaks because you used the touch screen, that's because you pressed too hard. If it bends that's because you put it in your pocket. If it loses signal that's because you used your hand to hold it. If it won't play a flash video you found online that's because such videos don't exist online. If it gets bricked by an update or if it has a massive security breach that's because God doesn't like it when you touch yourself. If going from 32GB to 64GB costs more than a 128GB MicroSD card that's because SD is evil! If it is made by child slaves that is a good thing...kids are too lazy, always wanting to go to school and eat and such. It is all your fault, Apple is perfect.[/sarcasm]

Actually, if you are still buying Apple products, YOU really are the problem. The list of reasons to avoid them just keeps stacking up and will continue to do so as long as they have a huge customer base that will buy anything they crap out and proclaim it to be manna from heaven.

331.8.2016 17:19

Originally posted by KillerBug:
ALL LIES! Apple products are perfect in every way, just ask their customers. If it breaks because you used the touch screen, that's because you pressed too hard. If it bends that's because you put it in your pocket. If it loses signal that's because you used your hand to hold it. If it won't play a flash video you found online that's because such videos don't exist online. If it gets bricked by an update or if it has a massive security breach that's because God doesn't like it when you touch yourself. If going from 32GB to 64GB costs more than a 128GB MicroSD card that's because SD is evil! If it is made by child slaves that is a good thing...kids are too lazy, always wanting to go to school and eat and such. It is all your fault, Apple is perfect.[/sarcasm]

Actually, if you are still buying Apple products, YOU really are the problem. The list of reasons to avoid them just keeps stacking up and will continue to do so as long as they have a huge customer base that will buy anything they crap out and proclaim it to be manna from heaven.


I'm having to contain myself from laughing so hard at this at work.

Funniest thing I've read in days! Thanks for the uplift!!!

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