The 8th generation of the iPhone lineup brought an enhanced camera, larger screen size, and a new standard for industry heavyweights Samsung and LG. Along with boasting a 1.4GHz dual-core, 64-bit A8 processor and up to 128GB in storage space, the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus announced the end of the 4.4 inch screen which hallmarked the iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c models by packing new 4.7 and 5.5 inch retina displays.
Apple’s Touch ID was one of the cell phone industry’s first truly reliable and secure fingerprint scanners. It’s used to unlock your phone, download apps, and even make purchases. Apple went through great lengths to make Touch ID secure by ensuring fingerprints were not shared with the system through their dedicated “Secure Enclave”. They even went as far as to pair every Touch ID home button with it’s corresponding processor chip. Unfortunately, what this means for repairs is that the Touch ID cannot function after a home button replacement. If your home button does not function, it can still be replaced but only by sacrificing any future use of your fingerprint.
The iPhone 6 and 6+ were built with lightweight aluminum that, unfortunately, was a little too easy to bend. This issue became so common that it is colloquially known on social media as the “Bendgate” scandal. If your iPhone 6 or 6+ frame bends, do not try to bend it back. Bring it to our trained technicians at any My Broken Phone so that we may remove the screen and other fragile components before reshaping the frame. If you attempt to bend the frame back to normal there is a very high chance of damaging the screen or worse, the motherboard.
If you see a black line or film over your front camera, you’re not alone. This was yet another common problem upon release of the iPhone 6 and 6+ and is caused by a misaligned front camera. My Broken Phone can remove the obstruction and have your selfie cam working like new!