iPhone “Error 53” Investigated in AustraliaAdded: Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
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The local competition watchdog demanded Apple to explain an error message known as “error 53”, which in fact disables the smartphones. An Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is now considering whether such conduct breaches the consumer law in the country.
Already known all over the world, the problem of “error 53” also affected Australian iPhone users. Thousands of them faced the abovementioned error, which permanently disables the phone if it detects that a repair has been carried out by a third party.
The competition watchdog urgently sought Apple’s response to consumers’ concerns that their headsets had stopped working and in fact bricked. Such complaints raise concerns under the Competition and Consumer Act. The Commission is examining whether this measure contravenes the consumer guarantee and false and misleading representations provisions of the local consumer law. In addition, the watchdog is also concerned about any practices involving restriction of competition, for instance through access to parts or data.
“Error 53” is related to iPhone’s home button, which contains a Touch ID thumbprint reader. The problem is that when the phone is damaged and the button is replaced by a third party, a subsequent update of the iOS detects a non-standard component and shuts down the device without any known way to bring it back to life. Apple explained that such procedure was established as a security measure to protect the device and prevent a fraudulent Touch ID sensor from being used. However, many iPhone 6 owners only knew about the issue after installing routine updates to iOS. So far, no precise statistics on how many devices have been bricked is available.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
|buy a samsung.......problem solved !|
|posted by (2016-02-16 23:43:13)|
|Samsung - non removable battery and no sd card slot - oh and be careful you dont trip knox|
Buy an LG G4 and put CM13 on it for a beast setup
|CM13? Only if you want a boring ASOP/CM looking phone, I am one of the few people that actually like Touchwiz on my S6 edge.|
|Could not have said it better then eyemanozzy|
|I've always had iPhones (5 & 6s at the moment) and Galaxy mobiles one personal and one supplied by my work. I hate that this is true but the reality is, Apple is a far superior device.|
I don't care about your benchmark tests; the truth is, I can sit them side by side (iPhone 5/6 & Galaxy S5) and iPhone software is ALWAYS quicker. Emails, apps, photos.. Everything opens quicker and works smoother. If you don't care about ease of use and speed, go for Samsung.
|lets see......apple mac vs pc.....one is over priced and inferior the other is totally free range to install linux or what ever.....you need to remove the battery in an iphone cause it constantly freezes !lol|
my s6 edge plus has never had that problem , just occasional re-boot once a week ...(the battery lasts longer than a week too )...iphones should cost $200 when compared to $700 for a samsung......this error problem is a greed problem ,and as far as speed goes @ always flying , iphone 6s has no processing power !!..my iphone 6s got returned 2 days after purchase because it was crap ! (not being personal) my grandmother has an iphone because it's simple to operate ....not because it slower and totally non user friendly without paying for everything ! mp3 is mp3 ......unless you have an iphone....
total crappy phone....if it doesn't break in half due to poor design....stick to your iphone , motorola, lg sony or others win hands down every time ....my grandmother is testament to the simple iphone......quicker my ass!
mine reboots quicker , is superior with onboard camera etc etc !!
bloody iphone junkies are simple too !!
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