Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday February 06, 2016

iPhones "Disabled" If Apple Detects Third-Party Repairs

It seems that Apple is now your only option if your iPhone needs repair. Apple has already hit back, claiming that the decision was made to protect your security.

Thousands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding almost worthless phones because Apple’s latest operating system permanently disables the handset if it detects that a repair has been carried out by a non-Apple technician. Relatively few people outside the tech world are aware of the so-called "error 53" problem, but if it happens to you you’ll know about it. And according to one specialist journalist, it "will kill your iPhone".