If you have an iPhone that you had repaired, you might want to hold off on downloading the latest iOS update. Reports say the iOS 11.3 update breaks iPhone 8 devices that have not had their screens repaired by Apple. Screens repaired by a third-party do not have touchscreen functionality, rendering the whole device (essentially) useless. Sources say it is the latest example of the company’s battle against people going to independent repair shops to get their devices fixed. Released at the end of March, the software update kills touch functionality on devices that worked fine before the update. “This has caused my company over 2,000 re-shipments,” Aakshay Kripalani, chief executive of Georgia-based repair shop Injured Gadgets told Motherboard. “Customers are annoyed and it seems like Apple is doing this to prevent customers from doing third-party repair.” For many people, getting a device fixed by a third party is cheaper than getting it done with Apple.
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