Your out-of-warranty iPhone 6/6 Plus has the "touch disease". What do you do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tubeexperience, Aug 31, 2016.

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What do you do next?

  1. Pay Apple for out-of-warranty replacement iPhone 6/6 Plus

    12.5%
  2. Pay third-party for repair/ to replace the Touch ICs

    6.3%
  3. Get an iPhone 6S/6S Plus

    9.4%
  4. Get an iPhone SE

    12.5%
  5. Get some other iPhone(s) models

    6.3%
  6. Wait for the iPhone 7/7 Plus

    34.4%
  7. Get a non-Apple smartphone

    15.6%
  8. Join a class-action lawsuit against Apple

    46.9%
  9. something else (reply in the thread)

    6.3%
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  1. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Your out-of-warranty (OOW) iPhone 6/6 Plus has the "touch disease" and is out of warranty. What do you do next?
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    #2
    If I wanted to continue using it I would just pay and keep all receipts. I expect Apple will offer reimbursements in the future.
     
  3. tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Would you join the class action lawsuit?
     
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    Sure. At worst, nothing comes of it. At best, add my name to a list of defective units.

    I think we are at a point where we don't really know just how many of these issues have been reported. The first few are always the unlucky folks who get told this isn;t an issue. It goes this way with any issue. Somebody has to be the first to report it. As prevaent as this seems I am expecting a fix.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Eventually they will offer to replace them all for free or refund those who paid for a replacement.
     
  6. canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    iPhone6/6Plus came out Sept 19/14. Depending & IF you purchased it with a credit card offering second year warranty coverage you still might be covered?
     
  7. GP-SE macrumors 6502

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    Pay Apple for the repair, wait for apple to reimburse once they officially acknowledge the flaw and it's all over the media
     
  8. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

    LoveToMacRumors

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  9. ValPower macrumors newbie

    ValPower

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    Pay Apple for the "repair", file an extended-warranty claim with my credit card company, get reimbursed from them, and then hope that I get an extra check from Apple later on.
     
  10. dendkmac macrumors member

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    #10
    Took the warranty money from Square Trade, will pickup a Google Phone.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Just be careful of those that might explode. ;)
     
  12. TWHH macrumors regular

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    They don't repair them. They give you a Frankenstein 'refurbished' phone. For £249. The components of which will be in various states.
     
  13. BigDO macrumors 6502

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    Refurbished phones are as good as new.
     
  14. TWHH macrumors regular

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    Even when they contain IC chips that are soldered with fragile solder balls with no infill to 12+ months old?

    I'm not so sure. They'd be replacing broken with quite likely to breaks soon handsets.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You have the wrong idea about Apples replacements.
    They're not Frankensteins or bad as you claim.
     
  16. TWHH macrumors regular

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    They are Frankensteins - they are made from a collection of new (screen, casing, battery) and old (motherboard, internal workings, camera etc). This is how they were described to me by the Genius Manager. This thread shows that there is a problem with ageing motherboards and the badly designed and built solder joints that connect these to the IC chips.

    The fact that the motherboard and IC chips are parts that are re-used seriously suggests that any that are older than new are more likely to fail. And until Apple admit that this weakness exists chances are they will keep re-using them in refurbs.

    I'm not slamming refurbs per se - I would seriously consider buying a refurb laptop. But a phone that's prone to becoming bricked with normal usage... I'll pass on that one
     

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