Error 53: Is Apple Really Bricking iPhones?


News broke last week of a mysterious Error 53 that was bricking iPhones. The Guardian initially reported that: “Thousands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding almost worthless phones because Apple’s latest operating system permanently disables the handset if it detects that a repair has been carried out by a non-Apple technician.” They further investigated and found that the issue affects iPhones “where the home button, which has touch ID fingerprint recognition built-in, has been repaired by a ‘non-official’ company or individual.” So does Apple have it in for customers who have the temerity to get their…

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