Three law firms in the United States have signed up to a growing class action lawsuit against Apple, after stories emerged of its iPhone 6 Plus’s touchscreen becoming unresponsive.
Reports in August of this year suggested thousands of owners of Apple’s first-ever phablet had been affected by a problem which has been dubbed the iPhone ‘touch disease’.
The glitch sees the screen of the iPhone 6 Plus to flicker repeatedly, before failing to respond to taps and swipes.
The problem is not fixed by replacing the touchscreen and instead centres on a pair of touchscreen chips on the device’s logic board.
Because Apple won’t fix the iPhone’s logic board, consumers say they have been told to simply buy a new handset.
But because many of these phones are out of warranty, that means an outlay of hundreds of pounds.
The three law firms who have joined the case are all based in California. Other cases are being heard in Utah and Canada.
Apple has yet to make any official comment on the cases, but in court papers has requested more time to prepare its defence.