If your Apple iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus is not turning on, it may be due to one or more failed components as acknowledged by the manufacturer. The company is now offering a free repair program for the affected devices.
More specifically, some iPhone 6s or 6s Plus models manufactured between October 2018 and August 2019 are likely to be affected. Also, if you have already paid for repair, Apple is offering a complete refund.
How to check if your iPhone 6s/6s Plus is eligible for repair?
Go to the repair program page and enter your unit’s serial number. The system will then guide you with the next steps to be followed in case you are eligible.
Is there a catch?
Under the “Additional Information” section, it says “Apple may restrict or limit repair to the original country or region of purchase.” So, in case you purchased the device overseas, you may be out of luck unless you can manage to get it repaired in the country of purchase. The devices are covered for two years from the purchase date, so you have some time to plan that trip if you fall into the aforesaid category.
2019 not a good year for Apple
2019 has not been a good year for Cupertino as far as repairs are concerned. This is the sixth repair program so far this year. First was the older 15-inch MacBook Pro’s battery replacement, followed by a few wall adapters. Then came the MacBook Pro display’s back light repair, and then the MacBook keyboards. Last were the Watch Series 2 and Series 3 screens.
The iPhone 6s line-up went on sale in September 2015 and was officially discontinued three years later in September 2018 when the iPhone XS and iPhone XR was launched. But the production did not really stop because the 6s series was still on sale in select countries, including India.