iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are falling victim to “touch disease”
It is understandable if your smartphone falls of the table and looses it’s touchscreen. But with an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, it is a disease that is causing these smartphones to kill the touchscreen.
Increasing number of cases have been observed where the iPhone 6 and 6 plus owners have complained about how spontaneously these smartphones have stopped responding to touch. Unfortunately for these guys getting a new screen has not been very helpful.
This is mainly because the problem is not with the touchscreen; the problem lies with the touch IC used in these phones. That is, a design flaw is causing the chip to lose contact with the main logic board.
Even if you take proper care of your iPhone, the touch IC can still come loose. You will know your iPhone has caught the disease if you observe a thin, flickering grey bar mysteriously appearing along the top edge of your iPhone’s display.
After observing this disease carefully, a few suggestions can be made. Like a stiff shield behind the touch IC can be used. iPad Rehab is also installing metal shields on touch disease phones to make them more resilient.
It is actually not that difficult for the repair. It can be done by simply replacing the touch IC with another one. But still, most people are being told they’re better off buying another device.
By Mrinal Deshmukh