"Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6.."

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "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.........

    Tech experts claim Apple knows all about the problem but has done nothing to warn users that their phone will be “bricked” (ie, rendered as technologically useful as a brick) if they install the iOS upgrade..."

    http://www.theguardian.com/money/20...e-update-handset-worthless-third-party-repair
     
  2. J_L

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    Now that is just inexcusable, at least within reasonable terms.
     
  3. MisterB

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    It shows just why I avoid apple products. Expensive technology that is ultimately disposable. A company that has an image of being so hip and liberal and that, in fact, is filling the landfills of the world with expensive junk and putting planned obsolescence on steroids.
     
  4. roger_m

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    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3030...illing-error-53-says-it-s-about-security.html

    There'a a discussion at Apple's forums started by someone whose phone was bricked after updating it. After reading it, I have to say how patchetic it is how far some of the iPhone fans go to stick up for Apple, while ignoring the topic at hand - that the phone worked before the update was installed.
     
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    I don't care for apple but I do have a few in the family and I see they have been already updated to iso 9.2.1 and all is well with them does that mean I shouldn't expect any problems?
     
  6. roger_m

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    @daman1 If the phones are working fine after the update then all is well, and there's nothing to worry about.
     
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    thanks roger!
     
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    There's a good comment about this issue by tristanj at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11047359
    The issue seems to be that iOS v8 partially ignores Error 53. The Touch ID sensor just doesn't work. But iOS v9 bricks the phone.

    Maybe Apple overreacted to the risk with iOS v9 behavior. However, the fundamental issue seems to be that users and unauthorized service providers can't update the validation paring.
     
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