Apple has launched a repair program for defective iPhone 8, the company revealed that a “very small percentage” of units need replacement logic boards due to a manufacturing defect. According to Apple, the affected units include only those sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in US, China, Australia, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and New Zealand.
They also pointed out that the defect does not affect the iPhone X or the iPhone 8 Plus. To see if your unit is eligible all you have to do is to input your iPhone’s serial number into Apple’s repair page.
The logic board is basically the main printed circuit board of an electronic device, in this case, your iPhone. According to Apple, the iPhone 8 faulty logic boards seems to be the cause of random restarts, screen freezes, and defective startup initiations that prevent the iPhone 8 from turning on properly.
For all those affected, you can either go through a third-party specialist authorized by Apple; contacting Apple Support to do a mail-in repair; or make an appointment at an Apple Store to drop the device off. To be on the safe side, Apple recommends backing up your iPhone 8 before taking it for repairs. The company also recommends that hardware issues such as a broken or cracked screen are repaired prior to getting the logic board replaced.
If your iPhone 8 has any damage which impairs the ability to complete the repair, such as a cracked screen, that issue will need to be resolved prior to the service. In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the additional repair.
Is your device affected? now will be the best time to get it fixed, also don’t forget to Use the serial number checker to see if your device qualifies for this program.
iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. These range of phones runs on Apple’s iOS. Apple has released ten generations of iPhone models with each having a suffix that particular generation. These generations have also been accompanied by one of the ten major releases of its iOS operating system. The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; the most recent iPhone model is the iPhone X.
iPhone X is a phablet designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the iPhone X on September 12, 2017, alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus. The phone is slated for release on November 3, 2017. This iPhone marks the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, with “X” being the symbol for “ten” in Roman numerals.
Within Apple’s line-up, the iPhone X is positioned as a high-end, premium model intended to showcase advanced technologies. Leaks, including those from case manufacturers, as well as HomePod firmware and the final version of iOS 11, revealed various aspects of the device prior to its unveiling, including the fact that it would have a nearly bezel-less design and no physical home button, an OLEDdisplay, dual cameras with improved depth sensing, and a face recognition unlock system known as Face ID.