Tag Archives: Error

iPhone Error 53: Apple Releases Fix for Bricked Devices, Apologises to Users

Apple on Thursday said that it will be fixing the iPhone smartphones that got bricked due to ‘Error 53’, caused by failing a security check during an iOS update/ restore after the replacement of Touch ID-related components by an unauthorised third party. The Cupertino-based company apologised for rendering a number of iPhone 6 and newer handsets useless after detecting an ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Faces Likely Lawsuit for Bricking Devices

Apple could be subjected to a number of lawsuits for intentionally bricking many iPhone handsets. Many lawyers are finding Cupertino’s decision to render its smartphones useless with a software upgrade as a violation of several consumer laws. A law firm in the United States said that it hopes to bring a class action against Apple for rendering so many iPhone ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Wants a Monopoly on Repairs, Says iFixit

Apple is facing heat from furious customers over bricked iPhone models. For more than a year, the Cupertino-based company has been disabling iPhone models upon detecting an unauthorised or third-party service on the smartphone, specifically related to Touch ID or Apple Pay components. The company says it does so only to ensure that a user’s security isn’t compromised. But the ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Explains Why It Disables Devices Repaired by Third Parties

Apple has confirmed that it intentionally bricks (or disables) iPhone handsets that have been repaired by third-party repairmen. Addressing the ever mounting complaints from users, the Cupertino-based company insists that it does so only to better protect user privacy and payment security. Offering further explanation to why it thinks an iPhone should be completely disabled, Apple said that disabling the ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Is ‘Bricking’ Units Repaired by Third-Parties

If you have got your iPhone repaired from an unauthorised shop, you might want to think twice before updating your device to the next iOS update. The Cupertino-based company is seemingly intentionally bricking the devices, showing ‘Error 53’, that have been repaired by anyone else than an Apple representative. Called ‘Error 53’, the issue affects the handsets that have gotten ... Read More »