• Apple introduces multi-touch repair program for iPhone 6 Plus display flickering issue

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    Apple has now introduced a new repair program for iPhone 6 Plus users who have been experiencing issues with their display becoming unresponsive and showing a thin gray flickering line along the top. The problem, more commonly noted as 'Touch Disease,' was initially raised as an issue by the folks over at iFixit.

    Apple has determined that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device.

    If your iPhone 6 Plus is exhibiting the symptoms noted above, is in working order, and the screen is not cracked or broken, Apple will repair your device for a service price of $149.

    Apple will contact customers who may have paid for a service repair related to this issue either through Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to arrange reimbursement. If you have not been contacted but paid for a repair that you believe was related to this issue, please contact Apple.

    The reimbursement amount will equal the difference between the price you paid for the original service to your iPhone 6 Plus and the $149 service price.

    Service Process

    Choose one of the service options below. Your iPhone will be examined prior to any service to verify that it is eligible for this program and in working order. This program only applies to iPhone 6 Plus.

    - Apple Authorized Service Provider - Find one here.
    - Apple Retail Store - Make an appointment here.
    - Apple Technical Support - Contact us.

    Note: Wireless carrier partners are not participating in this program.

    To prepare your iPhone 6 Plus for the service process, please back up your data to iTunes or iCloud.

    Additional Information

    Apple may restrict or limit repair to the original country of purchase.

    Pricing offered by Apple Authorized Service Providers may vary.

    This worldwide program covers affected iPhone 6 Plus devices for 5 years after the first retail sale of the unit.
    As you can tell, there are a few restrictions associated with the repair program and carriers are not helping with any exchanges, but at least it's now a recognized issue that Apple is willing to address. If you're having problems and haven't got an exchange yet, be sure to head on over to the Apple website to get things started. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the program or if you had an iPhone replaced due to this.

    [Via: 9to5Mac]
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