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Thursday September 14, 2017

Apple: The iPhone Is Guaranteed to Last Only One Year

Apple argues that it is only responsible for ensuring the iPhone lasts one year, the default warranty you get when you buy an iPhone: it’s a response to an iPhone 6 design flaw, "touch disease," which has prompted a lawsuit in which plaintiffs claim that smartphones should work for at least two years. The fruit company insists that iPhones are "the highest quality and most durable devices."

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Apple is currently fighting a class-action lawsuit over the widespread premature failure of tens of thousands of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices due to a design flaw that's become known as "touch disease." In that court case, currently being litigated in California, the plaintiffs attempted to argue that "consumers reasonably expect that smartphones will remain operable for at least two years when not subject to abuse or neglect because the overwhelming majority of smartphone users are required to sign service contracts with cellular carriers for two year periods."

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