Apple said the iPhones have a defective “logic board,” similar to a PC’s motherboard which contains the central processing unit, main memory system, and circuitry that controls many of the device’s main components. Users of affected models may experience unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or phones that won’t even turn on, Apple said.

The recalled iPhones were sold from September 2017 to March 2018 in the U.S., Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau and New Zealand.

To find out if your device is affected by the recall, use this serial number checker here. iPhone 8 Plus models or other iPhones are not affected.

Apple said it will repair eligible devices free of charge, IF, and this is a big if, your phone has no damage that could hinder Apple’s ability to make the repairs. If it does, you gotta have that repaired first, out your own pocket.

So you can either pay what will likely be hundreds to fix your phone, in order to have it fixed, or you can keep your old broken one and call it a wash. Your call.

Source: ABC 7 NY

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