It was reported last week that an increasing number of nearly two-year-old iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units are affected by touch issues. It’s now being referred to as “Touch Diseases” and it basically involves an unresponsive touchscreen that has a flicking gray bar at the top. There hasn’t been much engagement on Apple’s part which is why some dejected customers have decided to file a class action lawsuit against the Cupertino company.
The plaintiff in this U.S.-wide class action lawsuit alleges that the touch issues in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are caused by a design defect and that despite knowing of the problem Apple has not yet come up with a solution for millions of people who own these devices.
The lawsuit goes on to suggest that certain components inside the handsets are without a metal shield and that’s what causing the issues, previous models are said to have been properly reinforced using the metal sheet.
Filed in federal court in San Jose, California, the lawsuit states that these iPhones are not “fit for the purpose of use as smartphones because of the touchscreen defect.”
Plaintiffs Todd Cleary of California, Jun Bai of Delaware and Thomas Davidson of Pennsylvania are seeking unspecified damages and they accuse Apple of fraud as well as a violation of the consumer protection laws in California. Apple is yet to respond to this lawsuit.