More law firms join class action suit against Apple over "Touch Disease"

More law firms join class action suit against Apple over
Three more law firms have joined the class action law suit filed against Apple over the "Touch Disease" that has affected some Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus models. You know that your iPhone has this disease when you see a flickering gray bar covering the width of the screen, near the top of the display. Another clue that your iPhone has come down with this disease is the screen's lack of response to input. And the third sign that your iPhone might have "Touch Disease" can be found in the mail box. It's a letter from an unknown law firm asking you to join a class action suit against Apple.

Back in August, Apple was hit with a class action suit as the lead plaintiff stated that the affected iPhone models have a flaw in design that causes all of the issues. Jason Villmer, the owner of one repair shop, said that the manufacturing defect makes the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus "a ticking time bomb." He adds that all iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units have a touch of the disease.

Experts believe that touchscreen controller chips are at fault. The chips are losing contact with the motherboard after a period of time, preventing them from working. A metal plate added at the time of the phone's production would have prevented all of the problems from happening. Apple is requesting that those with an out-of-warranty iPhone, pay for a replacement. However, those who have spent $329 for a replacement refurbished iPhone are finding the same problem occurring on the refurbished model just a few days or weeks after receiving them.

Apple has claimed ignorance about the issue, even though five current and former Apple Geniuses say that Apple is aware of "Touch Disease." An updated lawsuit has been filed that adds several new plaintiffs and three new law firms to the case. There are now 9,539 members of the class who have experienced the "Touch Disease."

You can read all 51 pages of the amended complaint, which we embedded below for your reading pleasure. If you own an iPhone and have experienced this problem, you might want to contact one of the law firms listed in the complaint.



source: Scribd via MacRumors

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19 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"You can read all 51 pages of the amended complaint," Lol...nope. I'll take your word for it.

11. Chuck007

Posts: 1415; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

That's the problem with these agreements today. The writers purposely spam the poop out of it so that people won't read the comments. For all I know we can be giving them rights to probe us and nobody will ever notice.

2. truthwins unregistered

Yeah apple now you must banned all iphone 6 and 6 plus out there.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

"Apple has claimed ignorance" What's else is new!?

4. Ankit_27

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 20, 2016

Wow! If this is true then nice work by the guy who detected this error. All those people who would have to pay because their phone stopped working now won't be alone. Great work.

5. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

9500 affected. Wow thats a lot.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and they still deny it and refusing exchange, lol

15. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Apple sucks.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Same thing they did with the phoen bending. What is it about Apple's great QC? I don't understand why Apple uses the least amount of parts to make a solid device. The iPhone 6 Plus. Since apple doesn't use magnesium to shore up the phone, why would they make the phone bigger with 6000 series aluminum which is very thin? Then when it bent, they didn't want to replace it. If I had one and they refused, I would have did exactly what that guy in France did. Go right into the store and break whatever I could and dare anyone of those fragile unarmed guards to even try to touch me. I don't care if something goes wrong with a product. But if it isn't my fault, I expect you to fix it. Out of warranty? First off, manufacturer defects should always be covered. If I have to pay for a replacement, then you should give me 50% the latest model. In other words, defective iPhone 6 Plus? Then sell me a 6S Plus for 50% ist retail cost and that would be fair. Apple refused to own up to a simple problem. Now they will have to refund every single person who has paid, and as far as replacing; the court could make them replace it with the 6S. No matter how bad Samsung's issue is, they owned up to it. Apple rather be sued...AGAIN. Screw them! Since I can't trust you, I won't be buying your crap anymore. My iPad Pro is going to the Philippines this year. I wont even buy another ARM based tablet from any brand. But it will be the last Apple product I will ever buy. As much money as they have made, for them to treat customers like this is BS. Apple I hope you die the most horrible death vs any other OEM.

6. torr310

Posts: 1698; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Are other countries' iphone affected by the same "disease"? That would be weird if not. By the way, considering Apple sold millions of iPhone 6/6 Plus, so 9500 is a small portion.

8. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

imho, the 9k numbers are not the device but those who filed the action sue. imagine 9500 users filed an action suit against a company.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is the most stupidest thing fools keep saying. Well 10,000 is only a small portion compared to the million sold. So was the Note 7 issue. Consider 1.5M were sold and only 100 showed an issue is a small portion. The issue is though, every phone is possibly affected with the same issue. Its not a matter of if it will happen, its when. So since its such a asmall number, then why didnt APple replace the devices for free? Since ist such a small number, why is Apple not owning up to the issue they know about? Instead of caring about how small the number is, how about a company with $200B shouldn't be charging a customer for manufacturer defects. The Note 7 has a defective...whatever! How much did Samsung charge me? NOTHING. They replaced it for free. Now what would they have done if the phone was out of warranty? Not sure. But I had a Tab S which was still in warranty in the USA. I sent it to the Philippines. The person I gave it too, charged it with a 220V plug and damaged it. Samsung re[paired it for free. even though it was a USA device.

7. torr310

Posts: 1698; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Those lawyers will suck as much bloody money as they can. They win even when they lose cases.

9. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Class action suits suxs and only benefits the sucking vampires as lawyers. Peoples get s**ts compensation back, while Apple still benefits from each sold iphone and biggest winners are blood sucking vampires lawyers!

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Now, Apple very much deserves this s**t storm. Like Samsung like Apple. Lol

16. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

True.

13. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Like the Samsung 7 problems, I'll bet this is related to the push for thinner and thinner devices.

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Most likely has everything to do with it. OEM's focus too much on giving us stuff that we consumers don't want rather than listening to what we actually do want.

17. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Typical apple using low quality components in thier low-quality-premium-price phones I just feel sorry for those people who pay premium price for these phones and think they are expensive because it is a high quality phone

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