Shortly after the iPhone 6S was released in the fall of 2015, users were experiencing what Apple eventually called “unexpected shutdowns”. Apple eventually instituted a battery recall program in November 2016 to address this issue. Apple made improvements to reduce occurrences of unexpected shutdowns with iOS 10.2.1. Fast-forward to Fall 2017 and rumours have been swirling for months that Apple is throttling older devices as part of some kind of sinister ‘planned obsolescence’. We learned this week that yes, Apple throttles older devices that have old and lower capacity batteries to prevent the phone from shutting down. Read on to learn more...
Update 2017/10/31 - Apple has just released iOS 11.1. Check out the details [https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208067|here]. While they don't specifically address Touch Failure with aftermarket screens, there could be some minor fixes which addresses issues that were not resolved with 11.0.3. Make sure to comment below if this update solves your problem.
Is your iPhone 6S touch not working? It’s only been a few days since iOS 11 was released yet already there are more and more reports that upgrading your iPhone 6S can cause your screen to lose Touch functionality. This mainly appears to be affecting the iPhone 6S but there are a few reports of iPhone 7 series screens with the issue. The problem affects users that had their screens replaced with aftermarket (or “copy”) quality screens.
This is a developing story so come back often to read new updates and stay up to date on this situation.
(Updated March 1st, 2017 - Update on the M1 pad jumper and the possibility that we have a true fix!)
In Apple's ongoing quest to make their devices ever thinner, an unexpected problem crept into the design. The repair community started seeing cases of iPhones that, intermittently, were losing touch functionality. At first, the phone will typically develop intermittent touch control failure. For some phones, a gray/white bar starts appearing at the top of the screen. Twisting and applying pressure in certain spots sometimes allows touch control to work for a short period of time, but eventually, the touch interface ceases to function entirely. Today, it is colloquially known as Touch Disease.
(Mise à jour le 1er mars 2017 – Installation d’une microconnexion sur la bille M1 et la possibilité que nous avons enfin une solution permanente!)
En septembre 2014, Apple a mis sur le marché le nouvel iPhone 6 et 6 Plus se méritant des critiques élogieuses. Dans leur quête continue de rendre leur appareil de plus en plus mince, un problème inattendu s’est faufilé dans la conception. La communauté de réparation a commencé à voir des cas d’iPhone qui, de façon intermittente, perdaient leur fonction tactile. Premièrement, le téléphone développera généralement une perte intermittente des commandes tactiles. Pour certains téléphones, une barre grise/blanche commencera à apparaître au haut de l’écran. Le fait de tordre ou d’appuyer sur certains endroits permet parfois de retrouver la fonction tactile pendant une courte période de temps, mais éventuellement l’écran tactile cessera de fonctionner complètement. Aujourd’hui, ce phénomène est communément appelé « la maladie du toucher » ou « maladie tactile ».