iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’ Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple in Canada
In late August a class action lawsuit was filed against Apple for a problem with the functionality of its display touch sensors, which iFixit dubbed “Touch Disease.” The problem affects both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models where the smartphone will stop responding to touch commands.
According to a report from the CBC, another class action lawsuit for the “Touch Disease” issue has been filed against Apple in Canada. This means that Apple is now facing class action lawsuits from Canada and the United States. In a statement, Regina lawyer Tony Merchant said:
“As they began to have more and more complaints and people were going to them — and we’ve had significant numbers of people contact us — they brushed it under the rug.”
Last month, Merchant Law Group filed two class action lawsuits against Apple, one of which was Canada-wide and the other was specific to the province of Quebec. The proposed lawsuit would include all iPhone 6 and 6 Plus customers in Canada and alleges that Apple supplied defective devices “knowingly and intentionally concealed” from customers.
Rae Wiegers, an employee of the city of Prince Albert, has contacted Apple multiple times about the issue and has never received a satisfactory response. Currently, the only solution to the problem is to bring your device back to Apple for repair, which will cost you about $300.