Looks like a lot of iPhone 6 and 6 plus users are in trouble again due to this new thing that is causing a number of iPhone touchscreens to become unusable.
According to Jessa Jones, a repair specialist from iPad Rehab, the new defect is called “Touch Disease” and it affects iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus models. The affected iPhone shows a flickering gray bar at the top of the screen and makes it unusable.
According to iFixit, iPad Rehab is one of the many repair places, where these defective devices have been received.
If we see the level on the technical grounds, it seems that there is some issue with the internal hardware. If you are thinking that replacing the touchscreen will wave off the matter then you are thinking it wrong.
The problem is somewhere in the touchscreen controller chips (Touch IC) and it is related to the famous “Bendgate”, the design of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that prompted devices to bend easily.
Apple apparently didn’t use any “underfill” (glue like substance) for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that keeps the IC attached to the logic board. The tech giants also avoided using a “metal shield” to keep the Touch IC chip place, and used a sticker instead.
With the daily usage and handling of the device, the Touch IC chips loosen up with time and thus become unusable.
Well, the effect doesn’t have any impact on iPhone 6S and 6S Plus because the tech giants moved Touch IC chips from the logic board to the display assembly, which protects them better.
Apple is not offering any repairs for this and it looks like we will not see any official comments from the company regarding this issue. For all the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users who are facing this problem, we certainly can’t help you here.