As the title says, my wife's iPhone 6 plus came down with touch disease 5 days before the iPhone 7 Plus gets here on Friday. It got so bad it can't be used, and Apple's response was basically "thanks for being a loyal customer, but we can't do a damn thing for you because my boss's boss said so". My plan WAS to trade this into my carrier, AT&T, for the $650 in trade in credit. I can't do that with a broke phone though. My insurance through AT&T wants $225 deductible to replace the phone, and I guess overall I'd still come out ahead on that, but it's a tough pill to swallow just to fix a phone that I'm trading in. My question is this: is there any chance I could just take the phone apart and put some pressure on the touch IC chip and hope it makes good enough contact so that when they test in store for trade in, the touch screen works and I can possibly get away with it? Is that worth my time at all?