iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners are allegedly facing a screen defect known as "Touch Disease" for quite some time. Apple has now voluntarily announced a service-repair program for the affected handsets to fix the rampant screen-flickering and multi-touch issues on them.
Those who have already paid for the repair service relating to any of these issues will be reimbursed the difference between the actual cost of the repair and the amount already paid.
"If your iPhone 6 Plus is exhibiting the symptoms noted above, is in working order, and the screen is not cracked or broken, Apple will repair your device for a service price of $149.
"Apple will contact customers who may have paid for a service repair related to this issue either through Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to arrange reimbursement. If you have not been contacted but paid for a repair that you believe was related to this issue, please contact Apple.
"The reimbursement amount will equal the difference between the price you paid for the original service to your iPhone 6 Plus and the $149 service price."
Apple had earlier come under severe scrutiny after a group of lawyers from multiple law firms reportedly filed a class action lawsuit against the company for the 'Touch Disease' problem on the iPhone 6 handsets.
Although the iPhone maker has publicly acknowledged that "some" iPhone 6 Plus units are affected with this issue, the company has denied any manufacturing issue or flaw associated with it. In other words, Apple has attributed these issues to those devices that have been dropped on hard surfaces repeatedly.
Affected users are advised to contact their nearest Apple authorised service provider or Apple technical support for further assistance or visit an Apple retail store to get their device repaired.