Apple has issued a renewed warning about iPhone hardware problems.
This comes as iPhone owners have been on high alert in recent months following controversial new privacy changes and high profile hacks.
Speaking to AppleInsider, Apple has confirmed an extension of a recall program for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models suffering from a manufacturing defect where “devices may experience sound issues due to a component that might fail on the receiver module.” This means your iPhone might stop emitting sound from the receiver when you make or receive calls.
The company said that only a very “small percentage” of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models are impacted, though the program has now been extended into the Middle East. A small percentage of over 100M units may also still run into millions.
Interestingly, Apple says affected iPhone owners around the world are entitled to a free repair “for 2 years after the first retail sale of the unit.”
However, Apple is not following its usual procedure of providing a serial number checker for the repair program, so affected users will have to contact Apple Support directly.
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