iPhones 6 and 6 Plus are suffering an epidemic of touch screen issues

A serious problem beyond is starting to spread throughout iPhones 6 and 6 Plus around the world, and so far Apple offers no solution for it. Who first raised the issue was the repair site iFixit, who published a blog post detailing defects on screens and touch as reported by many readers who own these devices.

Affected iPhones have a gray “flashing” death bar at the top of the screen, a problem that may precede or be accompanied by decreased or decreased touch sensitivity.

IPhones 6 and 6 Plus screens issue

According to research done by the site, the problem is not exactly on the screens of smartphones, but in the construction of the devices themselves. Apparently, on the iPhone 6/6 Plus, the touchscreen controller chip connects to the logic board via solder balls; Over time and in common use, the devices bend slightly (#bendgate 2 ') and these balls crack, causing the chip to gradually lose contact with the logic board.

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The problem seems to be affecting an increasingly worrying number of handsets, so Jason Wilmer, owner of a repair shop in Missouri, called the issue "a time bomb" ready to hit all iPhones 6 and 6 Plus in the world.

It may be alarmism, but the fact that the only solutions to the problem are changing the touchscreen chip or logic board as a whole are not made by Apple, and changing the entire device is out of the question, as the company still doesn't recognize the defect and did not call a recall.

IFixit recommends that at the first sign of the problem the user should change the device if it is still under warranty; if the period has already expired, the only solution for now is to take iPhone to an unauthorized repair facility. Not ideal, obviously, but at least for now the only way out.