Bad Apples


Apple did not invent the touchscreen, but was the first to introduce the true responsive touchscreen and ever since, like BNL, Apple has always set the agenda. However, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus seems to be suggesting otherwise. These devices have screen design flaws.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have found refuge in repair shops for two reasons: a gray flickering bar at the top of the display or a non-responsive touchscreen altogether. The problem is ubiquitous and roots from the chip that handles the touchscreen magic; it wears out after some time of usage.


This problem is not new to the iPhone. It has been there and was fixed when iPhone 5 debuted, but has now resurfaced with iPhone 6.

When you buy the iPhone and unpack it from its glorious box, all is well. The screen responds to your commands excitedly and life is good. If you are so unlucky, you wake up one day and the responsive display becomes stubborn and refuses to take your orders.

At that point, a crack would have developed on the electronics inside there. As the crack widens the non-responsive screen graduates into annoyance. If you squeezed the smartphone hard enough at this point, it would behave. Unfortunately, that is only short-term and no turn-key solution. Soon, the iPhone becomes as lifeless as a beautiful plastic rose flower.


Unofficial reports indicate that this problem may be a result of Apples’ gusto to cut costs and increase profits; the sale of refurbished devices without replacing crucial screen electronics.

At this point, it is not clear whether iPhone 6S and 6s Plus are also patients of the malady. But the big question is: will the upcoming iPhone 7 be infected by the malaise?

iPhones can develop funny issues with equally comical solutions; the non-responsive Wi-Fi in iPhone 4 was really a joke. You know what you had to do? Literally place your gadget into the freezer component of your fridge for fifteen minutes.

But why should this ever happen? Apple engineers in a mad rush forgot to place a layer of material on the touchscreen electronics (ICs, if you want to sound technical to your girlfriend)

According to ExtremeTech reports, initially 8.5% and 27.5% of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, respectively that were taken to repair shops in the USA alone ended up being diagnosed with non-responsive touchscreen disease. The disease is now endemic; the figures have blossomed and are in the ranges of 11.5% and 37.4% correspondingly.

Pray that the warranty on your gorgeous iPhone is still valid, because if it is, Apple will issue you with a refurbished replacement when the problem shows up. If you are unlucky, don’t commit suicide just as yet; Apple will fix it for you. You may need, however, to inform your bankers ahead that after the exercise, your account may suffer $85-$249 depending on the level of damage.

Exit Samsung galaxy note 7 battery fiasco, enter iPhone touchscreen debacle. We surely need some divine intervention. Colossians 3:23 would do for now, but let us read it in technical terms, “Whatever you design, do it for God and not for your unthankful customers. And God who is always good, will recompense you with an inheritance of happy customers”.

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