Apple has just rolled out a new program to repair iPhone 6 Plus units affected by the so-called “touch disease.” The issue came to light earlier this year after a class-action suit was filed in California.
A $149 repair fee
Instead of a design flaw, Apple states on the program’s page that the issue is caused when the handset is dropped on hard surfaces:
Apple has determined that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device.
Any handset showing the issues will be repaired by Apple for $149 as long as the iPhone is working and the screen isn’t cracked or broken.
Apple is also planning to contact customers who previously paid a repair fee because of the issue to arrange a reimbursement.
More about the program can be found on Apple’s site.