Apple may have big iPhone plans for 2018 along with one potential game changer but first, the company has to organize out a new disorder with its present models. Today Apple was compelled to confess two of its record-breaking models are having a serious fundamental design flaws.
The credit for this findings goes to Motherboard, after great care and thoroughness spaded through internal documents Apple revealed in court as part of happening lawsuit contra to the company for touchscreen failures known as ‘Touch Disease’ engendered by iPhone bending.
Apple’s own tests found that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were 3.3x ad 7.2x more probably to bend than its forerunner, the iPhone 5S, according to court documents. These structural defects led to what many dubbed “bendgate”, where both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus could verbatim bend just from the pressure of being kept in a trouser pocket.
Woefully, till today Apple had released there was any kind of problem. It affirmed cases of bending were “extremely rare” and even interrogated select media to witness its iPhone testing processes.
Apple’s court documents reveal that having identified internally the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were at a chance of bending, the company tried to softly strengthen all models produced later on May 2016 by pertaining extra epoxy. It also swap to a stronger Series 7000 aluminium chassis for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus but refused it has anything to do with Bendgate.
Given the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus created the first iPhone sales “supercycle”, millions of models left in use. Additionally, Apple pursues to sell both phones today (four years after release) after introducing again in February 2017 – such as this iPhone 6 on AT&T GoPhone – notwithstanding never officially admitting or successfully fixing its fundamental structural fault.
Along with Apple previously covering over 60 class action lawsuits around the world for its initial cover-up of iPhone performance strangulating and internal documents disclosing about iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus hardware issues, this recent reveal couldn’t come at a bad time. Whether Apple will determine to settle this case speedily and move on or tie it up in legal action for years to come, endures to be seen.
Certainly smartphone fans are an irregular bunch. For those who have previously moved on from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has the perfect all-new iPhones initiating in September to win them over – chiefly accounting their planned price cuts.