Apple Ends iPhone 8 Logic Board Repair Program That Started in 2018

Apple today ended a program that offered customers with possibly defective iPhone 8 models with a free repair for their logic board, which in some cases caused the device to restart and become unresponsive.

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The program officially launched in August of 2018 and targeted a "very small percentage" of ‌iPhone‌ 8 devices that may have had a defective logic board. According to Apple, at the time, affected models were sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the U.S. The ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus was not part of the program, and Apple had previously prompted customers to its support website to check if they were eligible for a free repair.

Now, the program has officially ended, and Apple has removed it from its repair program list on its website. The program ran for more than three years, and while it has finished, customers still experiencing issues with their ‌iPhone‌ 8 should still contact Apple support as they may still be willing to help.

Top Rated Comments

macar00n Avatar
9 weeks ago
The best way to repair the iPhone 8 with the closing of this program is combining 3 of them with $100 in a Horadric Cube to make 1 iPhone 9
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ian87w Avatar
9 weeks ago

customers still experiencing issues with their iPhone 8 should still contact Apple support as they may still be willing to help.

LOL. Joke of the year?
Apple's respond probably is telling people to just buy the SE.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jack Neill Avatar
9 weeks ago
I bought a Silver iPhone 8 at launch with my first S1 Silver AW and my first set of AirPods. That was one of my favorite phones. It was so nice to finally have Qi on an iPhone. I kept that phone mint for 2 years and then gave it to my kid who trashed it. That photo made me a little nostalgic.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
9 weeks ago

I kept that phone mint for 2 years and then gave it to my kid who trashed it.
I've learned that kids will appreciate and take better care of things when they buy it with their own hard earned money.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Vazor Avatar
9 weeks ago

My iPhone 8 Plus screen touch sometimes stop responding and I have to lock the screen to get it working again. No recalls for the plus models. :rolleyes:
It still works amazing under iOS 14. That bionic engine was a major leap forward.
I bought the iPhone X at the same time I bought my 1799 MacBook Pro. The iPhone X with the A11 bionic had a stronger processor than the MacBook I bought. That was the first time I realised that ARM MacBooks might become a real thing.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vaikinaz Avatar
9 weeks ago

The best way to repair the iPhone 8 with the closing of this program is combining 3 of them with $100 in a Horadric Cube to make 1 iPhone 9
This is gold!!!

oh diablo.. *sobs*
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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