If your iPhone has been experiencing any touch problems then get in line because you are not alone. There has been a class action lawsuit against Apple due to so many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus experiencing touch problems even if their screen is not cracked. Recent reports have shown that Apple’s internal testing division knew that the iPhone 6 was 3.3 times more likely to bend than the 5s, and that the 6 Plus was 7.2 times more likely to bend then it’s previous model. This is in contrast to their denial of the problem being a design flaw.
How to know if you have your iPhone has Touch Disease
Touch Disease is most common on the iPhone 6 Plus because of the higher tendency to bend but there is also a possibility of having Touch Disease on the regular iPhone 6. Common symptoms of Touch Disease include intermittent touch when you are trying to type or swipe on the screen and grey lines near the top of the phone.
If the phone is slightly bent near the volume or power buttons then the bend can cause Touch Disease.
Is iPhone Touch Disease My Fault?
After the iPhone 6 Plus began having returns for bending problems, Apple quietly updated the design to include more of a reinforcement in the frame of the phone but the metal is still too weak. The iPhone 6 Plus’ weak frame is the cause of the Logic Board bending. The iPhone should not bend as much as the iPhone 6 Plus does when being used on a normal day to day basis.
If your phone falls from your hands and cracks on the floor then there is also a possibility that the impact on the frame of the iPhone can transfer to the Logic Board and cause the Touch IC to come off of the Logic Board even if the phone does not physically look bent.
How to Temporary Fix
As a temporary solution we recommend grabbing the top and bottom of the phone and slightly twisting the iPhone till touch resumes. This is only a temporary fix though since the iPhone gets bent a little more every time that you twist it. Other repair shops that do not have micro-soldering experts might try to add shims under the motherboard where the Touch IC is found so that there is constant pressure on the chip. While this might work temporarily, it is not the true fix.
How to Permanently Fix
The true fix to this repair is to completely remove the Touch IC with special and advanced tools like a microscope and a rework station with a soldering iron small enough for the iPhone. Using those tools, a micro-soldering expert can add a reinforcement to the Logic Board under the Touch IC so that the problem can be avoided even if the phone slightly bends again.
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