Apple under fire in China over complaints of bricked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units

Apple under fire in China over complaints of bricked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units
China's Consumers Association (CCA) has publicly requested Apple to investigate reports of bricked iPhone units coming from local consumers. The CCA says that "a considerable number" of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s users have complained that their phones have completely shut down.

According to the China Consumers Association, users report of phones shutting down with more than 50% of the battery charge left. Others say that their handsets have shut down in colder environments. 

Most of these users say that they've been unable to turn their iPhones back even with the charger on. Apparently, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are facing a deadly brick plague in China.

In a public statement on its official website, the CCA explained:



The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are not the first high-end smartphone models manufactured by a renowned company to face problems in China. Apple's largest rival, Samsung, is now facing a PR nightmare in China, the world's largest smartphone market. According to local agencies, the world's largest smartphone maker has improperly handled the Galaxy Note 7 recall in China. 

Samsung and Apple are already doing quite badly in China in terms of raw market share. Local smartphone makers such as Oppo, Vivo, Huawei, and Xiaomi dominate the Chinese smartphone market, and it doesn't look like the situation is about to improve anytime soon for either Samsung or Apple.

source: CCA

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11 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Probably just a bug or possibly hardware?

3. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

No its just a cheap tactic of apple to force their isheep to buy lame outdated iphone 7. smh

11. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I have some client with simlar problem in Canada as well. But its not thats many (for the not powering on part ) IPhone handle cold very badly and if you use your phone outside when its -10 celcius or colder its will do thats and wont power up until its warmer.

2. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Is that a new update ?

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

This is coming from China. A country whose governing bodies make it deliberately more difficult for non Chinese companies to operate. They make it seem about 1000X worse than it actually is of it's not a Chinese company.

6. DellB

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

They just had to bring Samsung into this. It's official phonearena is anti-Samsung.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If it's negative about Apple they will put something negative about Samsung even though it a apple article.

7. tommy_vercetti

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

China is doing to apple what US did to samsung and volkswagen

8. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

It itsnt even worth to bring up to discussion when its in China.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why are we questioning it, just because it China? We've seen iPhone's get bricked over here over updates too. China doesn't make anything hard for outsiders. China has their way. Either conform or your stuff doesn't work, same as products that come to the USA. They must meet certain standards and if they don't they don't work. Everyone wants to dismiss China. Apple spent all this money to get devices for China. Like here they obviously did something that didn't work and they have to fix it.

12. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

They are using it wrong.

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