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Apple Faces iPhone 6 Lawsuit Over Screen Defect

As the company gears up to finally reveal the much-anticipated iPhone 7, Apple has been hit with a class action lawsuit by iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners who allege their devices have become unresponsive as a result of a fatal design flaw.

The defect in question sees iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens become unresponsive following the appearance of flickering gray bar at the top of the device’s screen.


“The iPhones are not fit for the purpose of use as smartphones because of the touchscreen defect,” says the complaint filed in federal court in San Jose, California.

According to the plaintiffs, Apple was aware of the defect when they shipped the device and made no effort to protect the relevant components with a metal barrier as in previous iPhone models. 

Apple has yet to respond. However, the company is hardly a stranger to legal battles and will likely seek to fight the charges.