Depending on how you take it, there’s is a good/bad news for the Apple iPhone 8 users. Last week, Apple stated that some of the iPhone 8 manufactured between a specific six month period have a faulty logic board causing various issues such as defective startup initiations, random restarts, and screen freezes, to name a few. According to Apple, some of the iPhone 8 units purchased between the period September 2017 and March 2018 are affected with the faulty logic board and limited to countries like India, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Australia, New Zealand, Macau, and the U.S.
Since only iPhone 8 has been tested to be affected, iPhone 8 and iPhone X that was launched at the same time aren’t covered in the iPhone 8 ‘Logic Board Replacement Program’. Assuming that Apple quoted ‘a smaller quantity’ of units and multiplying it with the total units shipped by Apple every year, the number of quite big and could be in millions too.
Further, according to the program, those units affected with the faulty logic board must check their eligibility using the Apple Support website where they can enter the serial number to check eligibility. If eligible, the user can book an appointment with an Apple Authorized Service Provider or a local Apple Retail Store to get a replacement. However, in case if a user has broken the display or if there’s any other physical damage, he/she will have to pay the charges to repair the broken or damaged unit only after which, they will get the unit replaced with a new iPhone 8 free from faulty logic board problem.
The serial number is inscribed on the back of the phone is a tiny font but you can also check it out in the Settings >> General >> About for reference. Check for your eligibility here.