Recently, Apple has discovered a flaw in the iPhone 8’s logic board (the main circuit board of any Apple computing device). This contains the CPU, device memory, and other essential components that should make the smartphone work properly. With this problem growing slowly but steadily, Apple has finally gotten around to addressing it.
Apple has created the iPhone 8 Logic Board Replacement Program to help consumers with this specific issue. This allows users with an iPhone 8 to receive a brand new logic board that was originally faulty due to manufacturing defects. The result of this issue includes sudden restarts, screen freezes, and defective startup initiations that won’t allow them to turn on whatsoever — all of which can cause a user’s iPhone 8 from turning on correctly. This can understandably cause a lot of unnecessary frustration for a user, which is most likely why they finally created this repair program.
In addition to revealing the iPhone 8 Logic Board Replacement Program, Apple revealed which iPhone 8s were affected. Those that may have faulty logic boards were sold between September 2017 to March 2018. They were sold throughout Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the United States. Furthermore, Apple stressed that neither the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, or any other iPhones released by the Silicon Valley-based tech giant.
Those that do own an iPhone 8 with a faulty logic board have three options in addressing the issue. A user can either go through a third-party specialist authorized by Apple; contact Apple Support for a mail-in repair, or make an appointment at an Apple Store to drop their device off. Apple has recommended performing a back up on your iPhone 8 to iCloud or iTunes beforehand, as well as getting any pre-existing hardware issues repaired first.
If you’re experiencing issues with your iPhone 8 and want to see if yours qualifies for the iPhone 8 Logic Board Replacement Program- or to learn more about the repair program itself- you can find out through Apple Support online.