Last week, iFixit reported about a ‘Touch Disease’ design defect affecting the iPhone 6 that leads to gray bars randomly appearing at the top of the display, with the touch responsiveness of the handset also being affected.
The issue stems from a design defect in which the touchscreen controller chip that is soldered onto the logic board cracks and loses contact with it as the phone’s logic board bends. Remember Bendgate? It’s back to haunt Apple again.
Once it was revealed that the issue was happening due to a design flaw from Apple’s side, it was just a matter of time before the company was hit with a class action lawsuit, which has since then promptly happened. Right now, the class action lawsuit only has 10 plaintiffs, but the number is likely going to increase in the coming weeks.
This action is brought by Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated owners of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (together, the “iPhones”). This action arises from Apple’s concealment of a material design defect that causes the touchscreens on the iPhones to become unresponsive and fail for their essential purpose as smartphones.
The complaint has been filed in the Northern District federal court of California by law firm McCuneWright, LLP, and it accuses Apple of knowing the design flaw and concealing it from affected customers. The lawsuit asks Apple to repair or recall the affected devices and extend their warranties by a reasonable period of time.[Via TechCrunch]