Apple took to its official website and declared that a certain quantity of its iPhone 8 models might be defective. According to the website, ” They might contain logic boards with a manufacturing defect. Affected devices may experience unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won’t turn on.”
However, only a very small percentage of the iPhone 8 models have the defect. Apple has been under a lot of heat recently, with the electric car crash and the MacBook Butterfly keyboard controversy.
As per a statement issued, only those iPhones which were manufactured between September 2017 and March 2018 have the faults. These are the ones which are in the markets of China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the US.
Apple is solving it for FREE
It is hard luck for those who really got a defected iPhone. However, the good news is that Apple is repairing the faulty models free of cost. It has developed a method through which you could see whether your iPhone falls into that category. By entering the serial no. in the checker , you can ascertain your stand, and if faulty, Apple will repair it for free. The service would be available for three years from the time when the faulty phones first entered the market.
However, only those phones whose sole problem is the manufacturing defect are eligible for the repair.
“If your iPhone 8 has any damage which impairs the ability to complete the repair, such as a cracked screen, that issue will need to be resolved prior to the service. In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the additional repair.”
This problem is prevalent only in the iPhone 8 variant. iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are perfectly functioning and have no manufacturing problems.
People who have discovered that their phone is faulty also have another option. The new iPhones are being released on September 12th, which for sure would be in optimum condition.