Apple are getting ready to launch their latest iPhones and according to a recent report by iFixit, the older iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may have a design flaw.
According to iFixit some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets are suffering what they are calling ‘Touch Disease’ and this involves an unresponsive touchscreen and a grey flickering bar at the top of the iPhone.
At first, there may be no defect at all. Later you might notice that the screen is sometimes unresponsive, but it is quick to come back with a hard reset,” Jessa explains. “As the crack deepens into a full separation of the chip-board bond, the periods of no touch function become more frequent.” Any drops or heavy handling keep chipping away at the cracked solder balls. Damage enough of them, and the connections between the chips and the logic board are severed, signals are lost, touch gets glitchier, and then goes away altogether.
A number of reports suggest that the issue is affecting the larger iPhone 6 Plus more than the iPhone 6, have a look at the video from iFixit below.
You can find out more details about this problem with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus over at iFixit at the link below. If you have experienced this issue on your iPhone, leave a comment below and let us know.