Apple Says Some iPhone 8 Units Are Defective and Restart Unexpectedly

Apple has announced a global recall of the iPhone 8 after it discovered that a “very small percentage” (obviously!) is affected by a manufacturing defect leading to issues like unexpected reboots.

The company says that the problem has been tracked down to the logic board, and it exists on models sold since launch to March 2018 in specific countries.

An advisory allows any user to check whether their iPhone 8 unit is affected by the issue or not by simply checking for the serial number on the phone. If it is, all repairs are performed free of charge, unless other damage exists on the device, in which case Apple says that needs to be resolved first.

No warranty extension

For instance, if you have a cracked screen, it may be necessary to first replace the display and only then benefit from the free repairs to the logic board as part of this recall. Needless to say,… (read more)

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