Author Topic: New iOS 11.3 update breaks touch functionality on iPhone 8s with 3rd party screens  (Read 138 times)

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A repeat horror for iPhone 7's last year has come back to haunt the iPhone 8: broken touch functionality after a software update. The issue only affects devices that had a screen repair performed by a 3rd party, rather than directly through Apple. Apple's recent iOS 11.3 update looks to be the culprit this time around, which renders iPhone 8 touchscreens useless if they were repaired "unofficially". However, an update was released just one week later to fix the touchscreen problems. It's not yet clear at this time if Apple is working on a fix for iPhone 8's that have been repaired by an external party.The dead touchscreen issue has affected thousands of customers, with the CEO of Injured Gadgets claiming "This has caused my company over 2,000 reshipments" in a statement to Motherboard. Some speculate that Apple is intentionally causing issues to discourage 3rd party repairs.The news isn't all bad for users who have run into this problem, according to Motherboard:  According to...

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