Apple To Replace Faulty Logic Boards In iPhone 8
Apple seems to be battling with hardware problems in some of its devices. The iPhone 8’s logic board has been affected because of which multiple problems plauging the device. Apple has launched a new logic board repair program for the iPhone 8 to tackle the same.
The logic board in some iPhone 8 models are causing major problems. It is therefore causing the device to restart, freeze and even be unresponsive for periods of time. Apple says that a ‘very small percentage’ of devices have logic boards with manufacturing defects which is causing the problem. Apple says that the units sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the U.S are affected.
If your device is amongst those which has been affected, you can apply for a fix. The repair will be done free of cost, according to Apple. You can check whether your iPhone 8 is covered by this program. To do so enter the serial number of your device on this website. The problem does not affect iPhone 8 plus or any other iPhone models. If you have an eligible device, you can make an appointment at an Apple retail store, contact an Apple Authorised Service Provider or even arrange for mail-in service through Apple support.
Apple also recommends affected customers to back up their iPhone to iTunes or iCloud before giving it for repair. Any iPhone 8 device with damage that can affect the ability to complete a logic board, such as a cracked screen, needs to be repaired prior as it won’t be covered in this program. The program also covers affected iPhone 8 devices for three years after the first retail sale of the unit.