Sources: iPhone 6 series 'touch disease' now accounting for about 11% of Apple Store repairs

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  1. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    http://appleinsider.com/articles/16...ccounting-for-about-11-of-apple-store-repairs
     
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    Interesting how this pops up right before a new device release ......
     
  3. tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If you were repairing iPhones, you would have been aware of this problem 6 months ago.

    It's just that this problem has become much more prevalent recently.
     
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    I don't think that it's a conspiracy. Apple gets away with charging as much as they do for phones that actually offer fewer features than a lot of their competitors because of their reputation for making solid devices and supporting them. Sacrificing that reputation to milk some sales now would be bad in the long run.
     
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    I've been following this problem..... It's just interesting timing..... It's always something. I own a 6, and I baby it, so I'm just waiting for mine to all of a sudden fail lol....
     
  6. tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The problem is caused by the phone flexing (i.e. in a pocket).

    That's why it's a lot more prevalent in the iPhone 6 Plus than the iPhone 6.

    Basically, it's the end result of bendgate.
     
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    I'm an active forum member, 'months ago' doesn't change my opinion. It's only been recently that this has been an issue big enough to make users come to forums asking for answers...... I'm not saying Apple is behind it, just that it's interesting.
     
  8. tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's because a lot of iPhone would have still been under warranty and Apple would have replaced them for free.
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    What Apple should have done is to instruct the Apple's Genius to quietly replace the out-of-warranty iPhone 6/6 Plus for free.

    It wouldn't have blown up in their faces.
     
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