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