Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple’s iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’ Allowed to Move Forward


A class action lawsuit against Apple, which alleges that the company knew about a design defect with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus but neglected to tell customers about it, has been allowed to move forward.

A federal judge in California has made the decision to move forward with the lawsuit, which means that we are going to learn more about the so-called iPhone 6 “touch disease” that caused the device to stop recognizing touch input.

The issue is caused by a minor amount of flexing or bending in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which breaks the soldering connection between the logic board and the touch sensor controllers.

Apple employees were aware of this issue for several months before Apple finally acknowledged the issue publicly. In November 2016, the company introduced a repair program to replace devices with touch disease for $149.

Earlier this summer, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh, of California’s Northern District, rejected Apple’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit entirely. This means the case will be allowed to move forward. Only time will tell what will happen in this case. Stay tuned!


  • Aleks Oniszczak

    I had this happen to my iPhone 6 and Apple made me pay to replace it. Not cool Apple. I’ve treated my 3G, 3GS, 4, 5, 6 and now 6S the same way, and only the 6 failed so spectacularly. And no, I never put it in my back pocket or any other excuses people like to blame the user for instead of admitting that Apple sometimes makes mistakes. Although Apple lowered the price of the replacement phones after all the complaints (which pretty much means they admitted to the issue they caused), they didn’t do the right thing and swap out the phones for good ones.

  • Bailey

    Me too. Do we know if the Class action is US only?