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In iOS 11.3 discovered the feature that allows you to lock the screen on iPhone after repair in the informal service center. About this Motherboard said the owner of one of the services.
CEO workshop Injured Gadgets Aakshay Kripalani (Aakshay Kripalani) told me that after the update many iPhone 8, which replaced the screen stopped working. According to him, the company itself has imposed such a restriction in iOS 11.3. Before the upgrade the phone worked fine. Kripalani said that it has already addressed more than two thousand customers for payment: “Customers are outraged, and it looks like Apple is trying to stop the activities of unauthorized service centers.”
It is assumed that the cause of the problem may be a chip installed in a smartphone display. Many suppliers of parts for iPhone know about the problem and are working on a solution. Warning on the possible termination of the display after the repair appeared in the announcement of iOS 11.0.3. In the same message Apple advises to apply only in the official shops.
A similar problem arose in 2017 with the iPhone 7. However, after a wave of complaints, the Corporation has released an update that corrects the error. In 2016, thousands of iPhone 6 owners are faced with the “Error 53”, which was caused by the replacement of the Home button in unofficial service. Subsequently, the company also rectified it and apologized to users.
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