Apple this afternoon announced the company is going to launch free repair program for iPhone 8, they revealed a very small percentage of the units need repairing of logic boards of iPhone 8 due to a manufacturing defect is eligible for repair program, according to MacRumors.
The logic boards are the main printed circuit board of the computing device which contains the CPU, device memory, and other important components. The company said that the affected boards tend to cause random restarts, screen freezes, and defective startup initiations which altogether making it complicated for iPhone 8 to start properly. The defective piece did not affect iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus models, company says the fault present only in those units who had sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the US.
To check eligibility, you can enter your iPhone serial number into Apple’s repair page to see if your model is eligible. Apple repair program covers the iPhone 8 units which sold up to three years after the first retail in the market in September 2017.
The affected phone goes through three options: a third-party specialist authorized by Apple, to contact the Apple service center to email for repairing, or you can make an appointment at Apple store to make your device drop. Apple says the repair program might be restricted to the original country or the area or purchasing, therefore, Company recommends to backing up your iPhone 8 with iCloud or iTunes before getting repaired.
Apple also said that iPhone 8 that has damaged the ability to complete the logic board repair, such as broken or cracked screen, and any hardware issues needed to repair first before getting it to Apple repair service.