Some Apple users are not happy with the way Apple is taking care of the ‘touch disease’.
According to Apple, the plague from the apple iPhone 6 Plus models so-called “touch disease” so named due to a defect in the model that causes the phone to freeze up and not respond to touch command, now has a “cure”.
It occurred after months of multiple proposed class action lawsuits filed against Apple and complaints from customers about the issue. The lawsuits claim that Apple ignored the issue and didn’t take an action to fix it even though they knew about the fault.
The fix will cost American customers $149 US. Canadians will have to shell out $189.
Yet, while Apple is putting forth a settle, a few clients are daunted to find the company is charging an expense and putting the fault on them.
“Apple has determined that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit display flickering or multi-touch issues,” states the company on its website.
This issue, clarifies the company, emerges after the telephone has been dropped “different times on a hard surface” and afterward is subjected to “further stress.”
“I think it’s pitiful,” says iPhone owner Trina Rae Wiegers from Prince Albert, Sask.
She guarantees that numerous cell phones get dropped, so if that is the culprit, bunches of various iPhone models ought to experience the ill effects of a similar issue.
“You can’t just pick one and say apparently people are just dropping the 6 Pluses.”
Wiegers owns an iPhone 6, which she believes also suffers from touch disease. She says it periodically freezes up and becomes useless. “You miss calls, you can’t text, it’s a horrible piece of crap.”
Even if she could get the fix, Wiegers claims she would never pay $189. “It’s ridiculous,” she says. “It’s their problem and they need to own up to it.”
Wiegers is the lead offended party in a proposed Canadian class action lawsuit against Apple over touch disease.
An aggregate of four proposed class-actions have been recorded, two in Canada and two in the U.S. including both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners.
“It’s a design defect, so to charge $189 to fix their problem is simply atrocious,” claims Regina lawyer Tony Merchant, who’s heading up the Canadian lawsuits.
He claims both the 6 and 6 Plus were composed in a way that even the scarcest curve brings about a distinction in the telephone, creating the screen to no longer react to touch.
A Dealer claims Apple thought of an expense for the fix not on the grounds that it required the money but rather to make the impression touch disease is not its blame.
“Their motive is to maintain the pretense that they didn’t design a defective phone,” he alleges.
“What they ought to be doing is fixing all of [them] without charge and pay compensation to people who’ve lost the use of their phone.”
Yusuf Motiwala in Mississauga additionally doesn’t plan to take Apple up on its offer. “That’s a lot of money,” he says in regards to the charge, assessing it would add up to about $200 with tax. “I don’t think that’s fair.”
Motiwala’s 19-year-old daughter, Hawwa purchased a second-hand 6 Plus for $750 in February. By September, it began flashing and in the long run quit reacting to touch altogether.
Motiwala trusts the $200 expense would be better used to pay for another telephone for his little girl, one that is not an Apple product.
Concerning Wiegers, she’s staying with the proposed legal claim and says she’s as yet sitting tight for the day Apple fesses up and addresses her issue, at no charge.
“I just want them to fix my phone, that’s all I want.”
As a component of another repair program apple will run, clients who effectively paid to get their devices fixed will be repaid, less the obligatory $189 expense.
Telephones that have cracked or broken screens won’t be qualified for the repair.