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Apple Launches iPhone 8 Logic Board Repair Program

Apple today announced the launch of a new logic board repair program, which will see the company offering free repairs for iPhone 8 models that are affected by an issue that can cause restarts, freezing, and unresponsive devices.

According to Apple, a "very small percentage" of iPhone 8 devices have logic boards with a manufacturing defect that are eligible for a free repair.


To check if you have an iPhone 8 that can be repaired under this new repair program, Apple has created a website where your serial number can be entered.

Apple says that affected units were sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the U.S.

The problem does not affect the iPhone 8 Plus or other iPhone models, so it's just select iPhone 8 models that are eligible for a free fix.

Customers who do have an eligible device can make an appointment at an Apple retail store, contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or arrange for mail-in service through Apple Support.

Apple says that repairs may be restricted to the original country or region of purchase, and customers who are affected are recommended to back up their iPhone to iTunes or iCloud before seeking a repair.

An iPhone 8 that has damage that impairs the ability to complete the logic board repair, such as a cracked screen, will need to be fixed prior to Apple providing service.

The new iPhone 8 Logic Board Repair Program covers affected iPhone 8 devices for three years after the first retail sale of the unit.

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11 weeks ago

iPhone 6 = Touch Disease
iPhone 7 = Loop Disease
iPhone 8 = Logic Board Replacement
iPhone X = ?


Price
Rating: 46 Votes
11 weeks ago
'A very small percentage'. Again. And again.
Rating: 26 Votes
11 weeks ago

'A very small percentage'. Again. And again.



Correct. And Apple has the very best customer service and repair in the industry. Good of you to recognize.
[doublepost=1535752816][/doublepost]Very funny for those who try to cast this in a negative light. This is Apple taking care of it's customers. They do so better than any company in the industry.
Rating: 24 Votes
11 weeks ago

'A very small percentage'. Again. And again.


Um yea, I’d say they sold about a good 100 million at least.
Rating: 17 Votes
11 weeks ago
iPhone 6 = Touch Disease
iPhone 7 = Loop Disease
iPhone 8 = Logic Board Replacement
iPhone X = ?
Rating: 12 Votes
11 weeks ago

'A very small percentage'. Again. And again.

So what? Problems are fixed. Apple literally sells 1 BILLION iPhones every 4 years now. The build quality is incredible - THE best in the business and so is the support. This repair program is a perfect example.

Stop hating.
Rating: 9 Votes
11 weeks ago
"very small percentage"-gate
Rating: 8 Votes
11 weeks ago
Yet those with an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus with the Audio IC issue after 11.3 are still stuck making speakerphone calls only that hardly work. Nice.
Rating: 8 Votes
11 weeks ago
Apple is becoming the dongle and repair program company :D

First I've heard of it. Of course, these things tend to get blown out of proportion.


Typical reaction, but if Apple grants it a repair program it means it is bigger than people tought.
Rating: 8 Votes
11 weeks ago
Is it ever not a 'small percentage'?
Rating: 6 Votes

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