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Late bendgate effects: Is Apple ignoring dying touchscreens on the iPhone 6?

Touch disease is most likely a late effect of Bendgate.
Touch disease is most likely a late effect of Bendgate.
iPhone 6 users are complaining about touchscreen problems on their two year old iPhones. Is Apple ignoring a structural problem with their first iPhone 6 design?

Buyers of the 2014 iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus might not be very happy with Apple these days. Apparently a lot of the 2 year old iphones, especially on the Plus-model start to to show signs of a dying touch screen. It either does not detect touches reliably anymore or shows a flickering grey bar at the top. But the screen itself seems to be ok, according to Jesse Jones, one of the repair shop technicians who says that most of the iPhone 6 models that are brought to her are suffering from that touch disease problem.

Apparently it is due to the thin frame of the phone that bends too easily causing cracks in the solder between the touch controllers and the logic board: a late effect of Bendgate, the scandal that caused the first iphone 6 design in 2014 to get a lot of bad press after its launch. iFixit says, that soldering the chips to the board again after they failed only seems to help with the problem temporarily, it most likely is a structural problem with the phone design. Up until now, Apple has not officially acknowledged the problem. It will fix iphones still under warranty but after that customers currently have to pay for the third-party repair on their own expense. 

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-08-25 (Update: 2016-08-25)
Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Editor
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.