People's iPhone 6 Screens Have Stopped Responding to Touch

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Beware the flickering grey panel of doom. Multiple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are reporting that their phones’ screens are no longer responsive to touch. Not great full stop, but even more shocking when the handsets cost the best part of £1,000 and are less than two years old.

The units affected by the problem -- which has been nicknamed the Touch Disease *shudder* -- also have a flickering grey bar at the top of the screen.

iFixit says the issue could boil down to changes in Apple’s manufacturing methods.

In its report, it references repair company iPad Rehab, which has compared the innards of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. It shows that the older model features a rigid metal shield, which is designed to protect the parts responsible for registering screen taps, while the newer handset replaces that with a thin film. Sort of like comparing a skull to a scrotum.

Apple's acknowledged the issue and has created a support page, which you can find here. If the company's recommended fixes don't work, however, it could be time to send your expensive piece of junk to the graveyard. [iPad Rehab via iFixit]