The company has to sort out a new mess with its existing models, yes it is true that Apple has big iPhone plans for 2018 (including one potential game changer). But before this problem should be sort. Two of Apple’s record-breaking models suffer from a fundamental design effect; Apple was forced to admit this.
Motherboard, The credit holder for this discovery, Apple released in court as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the company for touchscreen failures known as ‘Touch Disease’ caused by iPhone bending, after it after it painstakingly dug through internal documents.
Apple’s after the court documents owns test discovered the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were 3.3x and 7.2x more likely to bend than its predecessor, the Apple iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus could turn just from the pressure of being stored in a trouser pocket; these structural flaws led to what many dubbed “bendgate”.
Apple’s claims that cases of bending were “sporadic” and even asked elite media to witness its iPhone testing procedures, today Apple had dismissed there was any problem.
It was recognised by the court order that Apple’s court documents reveal that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were at risk of bending. By applying extra epoxy, the company tried to strengthen all models produced after May 2016 quietly. Apple has also switched to a stronger series 7000 aluminium chassis for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus but denied it has anything to do with Bendgate.
The first iPhone sales “supercycle”, millions of models remain in use when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus was generated. After reintroducing them in February 2017, Apple continues to sell both phones today (four years after release). Despite never officially admitting or successfully fixing its fundamental structural defect, such as the iPhone 6 on AT&T GoPhone.
This latest exposé couldn’t come at a worse time, With Apple already facing over 60 class action lawsuits around the world for its initial cover-up of iPhone performance throttling and internal documents leaking about iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus hardware problems. To settle this case quickly and move on or tie it up in legal action for years to come, remains to be seen this is what Apple decided.
Yes, it is so right that there are a fickle bunch of smartphones. Who has already moved on from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for all those Apple has the perfect all-new iPhones launching in September to win them over-especially considering their planned price cuts