A user of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphone has sued Apple, the owner said the design defect made the phones’ touchscreens start malfunctioning and became unresponsive, rendering both phones unusable.
In line with a proposed nationwide class-action lawsuit filed on Saturday, Apple has been aware of this problem for a long time, which frequently surfaces after a flickering grey bar appears atop the touchscreens, but has refused to fix it.
The suer related the problem to Apple’s decision not to use a metallic “shield” or “underfill” to protect the valuable parts because it previously did on models of the iPhone 5.
These were words of the complaint filed in federal court in San Jose, California
The iPhones are not fit for the purpose of use as smartphones because of the touchscreen defect
Jun Bai of Delaware, Todd Cleary of California and Thomas Davidson of Pennsylvania are the named suers in the lawsuit, they have accused Apple of fraud and violating customer protection law in California. Their demands are unspecified.
On Monday, there was a request for comments but Apple didn’t reply immediately
Last week, iFixit described a couple of issues with iPhone 6 touchscreens, which nicknamed the issues “Touch Disease“.
That company has previously analysed different Apple products and currently sells repair parts.
Apple, headquartered in Cupertino, California, sold a total of 166.4 million iPhones, generating $108.5 billion (roughly 34,258,875,000,000.00 Naira) of net sales, that happened in the first 9 months of its current fiscal year.
The case is Davidson et al v. Apple Inc, U.S. District court, Northern District of California, No. 16-04942.