Apple being hit with lawsuit over faulty iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus touchscreens

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A popular technology company is being hit with a lawsuit after a defect was discovered in several phones.

According to Fortune, three iPhone owners have filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company knew about a defect with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models but released the phones anyway and declined to fix it.

Hardware-repair firm iFixit described the bug as “Touch Disease,” adding that it only affects those two models.

According to the company, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have chips that sit inside the device that allow the touchscreen to work. Regular use can cause interior components to crack, which causes the touchscreen to stop working.

The plaintiffs say they hope their lawsuit becomes a class-action case against Apple. They are seeking repairs from Apple, saying the company would only offer to replace their phones for $300.]