Three Law Firms Join Legal Battle Over iPhone 6 Plus ‘Touch Disease’


On August 29, we reported that there was a class action lawsuit launched against Apple for an issue with the iPhone 6 Plus dubbed “Touch Disease.” The issue was first discovered by iFixit, who published an extensive report detailing the issue in early August.

On October 2, it was reported that another class action was filed against Apple in Canada over a troublesome trend that would cause the touch display to stop working. Yesterday, a new report from Motherboard detailed that an additional three law firms joined the class action against Apple.

Richard McCune, an attorney in the California case, said he has been contacted by 10,000 people asking to him join the suit. The lawsuit accuses Apple of violating the state’s consumer fraud statutes, negligent misrepresentation, breach of implied warranty, unjust enrichment, and other consumer act violations.

Motherboard claims five separate Apple Geniuses have confirmed that the company is aware of the problem but will not tell customers about it. However, Apple’s filed response to the most recent Utah complaint appears at least to signal a legal acknowledgement of the issue and the company’s lawyers have requested an “extension of time to respond to the Complaint.”

On Friday, McCune filed an update to the lawsuit against Apple that includes several new plaintiffs and officially adds the three additional law firms to the legal battle.