Apple faces another hardware issue; this time it is iPhone 8. This has been officially acknowledged by the Cupertino based tech giant days before the launch of its next generation of iPhones on September 12th.

According to details shared by Apple on its official website, iPhone 8 models sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand and the U.S had defected logic boards.

Affected phones have a tendency to freeze, restart randomly or refuse to turn on completely. Fortunately, the issue is iPhone 8 specific therefore neither iPhone 8 Plus nor the iPhone X have been reported with the issue.

Free Repairs

Apple has announced to repair affected devices free of cost within 3 years of being sold. If your iPhone 8 has one of the above mentioned issues or purchased from September 2017 to March 2018, head on to this link and check whether your handset is eligible for the free repair or not.

As mentioned above, the affected units were sold in Apple’s bigger markets therefore the company may or may not repair the phones sold outside of the mentioned regions. So if you don’t belong to those regions and your phone is potentially affected, you won’t be eligible for the free repair.

However, if you are lucky enough and Apple replaces the faulted logic board with a new one for you, it means that the returned repaired device will have the latest OS installed.

Meanwhile, if you are waiting for the Apple’s upcoming September 12 event that is expected to unveil three new iPhones based on the design of the iPhone X, stay tuned to be informed.