Apple Sued Over Faulty iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Touchscreens
While the next iPhone is around the bend, Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners have sued Apple in the U.S. over faulty touchscreen controller chips that render the smartphones useless. Dubbed “Touch Disease” it seems to be rampantly affecting iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
The case alleges that Apple is aware of the technical glitch but refuses to fix affected devices. The named plaintiffs in the case Todd Clearly, Jun Bai and Thomas Davidson are reportedly accusing Apple of fraud.
The iPhones are not fit for the purpose of use as smartphones because of the touchscreen defect,”
The plaintiffs linked the problem to Apple’s decision not to use a metal “shield” or “underfill” to protect the relevant parts, as it did on versions of the iPhone 5.
Touch Disease was a tear given to the problem by iFixit who have also made the video below demonstrating the issue. A distinct flickering gray bar the appears at the top of the display near the status bar.