A lawsuit filed in the Silicon Valley federal court over the weekend has accused Apple of knowingly selling the defective iPhone 6 models with the screens that stop responding to touch.
Attorneys who represent the three Apple Smartphone owners named as the plaintiffs in the litigation asked that the case to be further granted class-action status to represent anyone in the United States who has bought an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
“This action arises from the Apple’s concealment of a material design defect that further causes the touch screens on the iPhones to become unresponsive and then fail for their essential purpose as smartphones,” the civil complaint contended.
Apple iPhone 6
The lawsuit has also accused Apple of refusing to further repair their iPhones free of charge despite knowing that a design flaw was a fault.
According to this lawsuit, chips that handle the touch screen input were not properly secured to the logic boards and later failed under normal wear-and-tear.
The lawsuit accuses Apple of a litany of violations, including fraud and the breach of implied warranty, and goes on to demand unspecified cash damages along with attorneys fees.
Damages sought in the suit include having the court order Apple to repair, recall, and/or replace the iPhones at issue.