Apple Launches Repair Program for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Over Power Issues

Apple today launched a new repair program for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices that may fail to power on due to a faulty component. Affected devices were sold between October 2018 and August 2019, and users can check their serial numbers on Apple's support site to see if their devices are part of the affected batches.

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Customers with an eligible iPhone model can have their device repaired free of charge by Apple or at an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Affected customers can contact Apple support for a mail-in repair, visit an AASP, or visit an Apple retail store.

Affected devices are covered for two years from the date of first retail sale of the unit. Repairs may be limited to the original country or region of purchase.

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Top Rated Comments

fmcshan Avatar
62 months ago
At least the iPhone 6s has 3D Touch. I’m missing it on my iPhone 11 Pro Max—Haptic Touch just isn’t the same ?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Babygotfont Avatar
62 months ago
the thing that really tees me off about apple ... is they have your serial number and your contact information for most devices they sell .... yet they don't proactively notify your of potential issues/problems ... i've never received 1 call, 1 email, 1 text message about potential defects in any of my iApple devices ...

apple dip into that trillion dollar war chest and be proactive on contacting customers with recalls
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
realtuner Avatar
62 months ago

Lol. 4 years too late ... basically when they know there are less people to take advantage of the recall. Ugh. How Apple handed this issue and continues to handle it really does upset me. And yes it was because my phone was affected and I don’t feel like they’ve addressed this properly. Cover up this, cover up that. Meh.
You need to recheck your math.

This only applies to devices made between Oct 2018 to Aug 2019. So it’s literally impossible for this issue to be present on iPhone 6S models over the last 4 years.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bawstun Avatar
62 months ago
Lol. 4 years too late ... basically when they know there are less people to take advantage of the recall. Ugh. How Apple handed this issue and continues to handle it really does upset me. And yes it was because my phone was affected and I don’t feel like they’ve addressed this properly. Cover up this, cover up that. Meh.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
62 months ago
Interesting this affects late production units of iPhone 6s.

Wonder if these are limited to units made in Bengaluru, India.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
realtuner Avatar
62 months ago

Sure, if you believe Apple. My phone was definitely manufactured before that time and it qualified for the free battery replacement. It shut off multiple times with 60%, 83%, 56% battery, it didn’t matter and you couldn’t predict it. Then it had to be plugged into a wall or battery pack or it would not ever turn on again. Sounds like these phones suffer from the same issue.
Sounds like? That’s all you’ve got is speculation without any facts to back up your claim?

This issue is about iPhones that won’t turn on. It’s not about iPhones that shut off unexpectedly. Apple has also stated it applies to a very specific serial number range. This is typically done (with all companies, not just Apple) when a manufacturer discovers a faulty batch of parts from a supplier or an improperly installed part due to an issue during assembly. Otherwise how could they determine it only affected devices within a certain serial number range?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)