Apple Announces A Repair Program For Touch Disease

Facing multiple lawsuits from iPhone owners who are suffering from what is known as “touch disease”, Apple has launched a new repair program for the iPhone 6 Plus, which hopes to address complaints about a manufacturing issue that can cause the iPhone 6 Plus to become unresponsive to touch.

Here’s the catch. Apple will fix affected iPhone 6 Plus devices for a service price of $149 USD or $189 in Canada. If that’s not bad enough, Apple says this: 

Apple has determined that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device.

Wait. Apple is blaming the victim and they are charing people to get their iPhones fixed? Really? The only good part to this is that if you paid more than $149 USD to get your iPhone fixed in the past, Apple will pay the difference. But here’s the bottom line. I have clients who have had “touch disease” and they insist that they never dropped their phones. This will not make this issue go away and the lawyers behind the lawsuits are licking their lips in anticipation of using this against Apple.

Expect this to blow up in Apple’s face in epic fashion.

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One Response to “Apple Announces A Repair Program For Touch Disease”

  1. […] off of Apple’s “blame the user” approach when it comes to “touch disease” comes a new repair program. Dubbed the iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown Issues, […]

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