Apple iPhone 6 suffering from touch disease

Apple is offering to repair at a reduced price iPhone 6 Plus smartphones with display flickering or multitouch issues.

The problem, described in August as “touch disease” by repair guide website iFixit, is characterised by a gray, flickering bar at the top of the display and an unresponsive touch screen. The issue, according to iFixit affects both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple said that they have determined that the smartphones may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues “after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device.”

Apple is now offering to repair the problem – for a fee – if the phone is in working order, and the screen is not cracked or broken.

"Apple will contact customers who may have paid for a service repair related to this issue either through Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to arrange reimbursement," the firm said.

"If you have not been contacted but paid for a repair that you believe was related to this issue, please contact Apple."