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Apple offers to repair defective iPhone 8 logic boards for free

Apple iPhone 8 logic board. (Source: iFixit)
Apple iPhone 8 logic board. (Source: iFixit)
Apple has announced that it is offering free logic board replacements for affected iPhone 8 devices purchased between September 2017 and March 2018 in select markets. Apple said that a small percentage of iPhone 8 devices had a defective logic board that resulted in unexpected restarts and frozen screens.

The iPhone 8 does not seem to have had too many problems since launch but Apple is still playing safe by offering to replace defective iPhone 8 logic boards for free. The company says that a 'very small percentage' of iPhone 8 devices have a manufacturing defect in their logic boards, which may cause random restarts, device freezes or, in the worst case, the device will not turn on.

According to Apple, the issue is particularly prevalent in iPhone 8 devices sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the US. Users can check online whether their device qualifies for the free replacement by entering the serial number. Apple mentions that this logic board replacement program is not for the iPhone 8 Plus or other models.

Do note that the qualified device will be first examined and any damage that impedes this service will have to be resolved prior to the replacement. Depending on the Apple Repair Center's evaluation, additional repairs, if applicable, might be billed. Also, this replacement program is valid for 3 years from the date of the first retail of the unit and does not extend the original warranty of the device. Those looking at utilizing Apple's worldwide service might want to confirm with Apple to ensure that this replacement is honored in their current country of residence. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-09- 1 (Update: 2018-09- 1)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.