Image: gigaom.com

Image: gigaom.com

If after spending a huge sum of money to acquire an iPhone 6 or 6 plus, you wake up to find the phone not responsive to touch, what will you do?

First instinct may be to rush to a technician to get the touchscreen changed. Unfortunately that may not work. Here’s why:

Tech review website, tech-met.com, says ‘touch disease’ is a disease that is causing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus smartphones to kill its own touchscreen.

It is understandable if your smartphone falls off the table and loses its touchscreen, but losing it all by itself is just unthinkable.

Cases of this nature have been on the increase across the world and now accounts for 11 per cent of Apple Store repairs, according to AppleInside.

Owners of the phones whose smartphones have caught the disease earlier observed that their smartphones stopped responding to touch spontaneously.

Unfortunately for these owners, getting a new screen has not been very helpful as it doesn’t solve the problem in anyway.

This is mainly because the problem is not with the screen; the problem lies with the touch IC used in these phones.

What this means by implication is that a design flaw is causing the problem. The design flaw causes a chip to lose contact with the main logic board.

Not even special attention to your iPhone can save your iPhone 6 series from this major design flaw. Taking special care of your smartphone can’t stop the touch IC from going loose.

You will know your iPhone has caught the disease if you observe a thin, flickering grey bar mysteriously appearing along the top edge of your iPhone’s display.

Author: Yemi Olarinre