Leading into this long weekend, Apple has announced a new iPhone 8 repair program to replace defective logic boards. Units affected by these defective boards will see “unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won’t turn on,” says Apple. The company will replace units free of charge.
The good news? No units sold in Canada were affected by this iPhone 8 manufacturing defect.
Here’s what Apple has to say on the matter:
Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 8 devices contain logic boards with a manufacturing defect. Affected devices may experience unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won’t turn on. Apple will repair eligible devices, free of charge.
Affected units were sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the U.S.
If your iPhone 8 has an eligible serial number, Apple will repair it, free of charge. Use the serial number checker below to see if your device qualifies for this program.
The key takeaway: only units sold from “September 2017 and March 2018 in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the U.S.,” are affected.
Apple says this program “doesn’t extend the standard warranty coverage of the iPhone 8,” and “The program covers affected iPhone 8 devices for 3 years after the first retail sale of the unit.”