Apple iPhone 6 "Touch Disease": More law firms join class action lawsuit
Back in August we told you about a class action lawsuit that was filed against Apple for not acknowledging the fact that many of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus-models from 2014 started suffering from symptoms of "Touch Disease", an apparent problem with the touchdisplay in those iPhones. But it is not the touch screen that is failing, instead it seems to be the touch controller chips on the logic board, that seem to cause the problem because the structural integrity of the phone is too weak. (Remember Bendgate?) Motherboard told us that since August three other law firms have joined that class action lawsuit representing more than 10,000 unhappy customers.
One other lawfirm from Utah also filed a separate lawsuit, so did one in Canada apparently. Apple has not confirmed the problem even though thousands of iPhones are showing signs of the problem by now. The company does exchange phones that are still covered by warranty but has not helped customers whose phones were not covered when the problems started. Even worse, refurbished phones, apparently start suffering from the same symptoms just a few weeks after the exchange, according to Apple Geniuses. Apple's next generation iPhones from 2015, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus do not suffer from this disease thanks to a different design and stronger body.