As many people have come to find out, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus have been prone to bending and, subsequently, having touch issues that cannot be easily fixed. Sometimes this accompanies a broken screen, other times not. These issues are most prominently noted by a grey bar on top of the screen, and no touch – especially when the screen is in good shape otherwise. Often, this would occur beyond the warranty, leaving the customer having to pay for a new phone, or finding a repair shop that could do that intricate repair for a reasonable price. For some people this was enough to turn to other kinds of phones. Others simply upgraded to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Are those users in for more of the same?
The answer is no. Apple made some good upgrades to the 6S series of phone. First, the back housing they used was made of stronger material and less likely to bend. Second of all, the touch IC was placed on the screen versus on the motherboard. In the event the touch IC goes out, it can be replaced with the screen, versus board level work. We applaud this and hope for future iPhones to have stronger designs and a reasonable repairability to them.