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My Iphone 6 is already worthless because the touch screen stops working every 3 minutes since IO9. I've been die hard iphone user since they released and my next phone will now be an android.

get a warranty replacement???
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get a warranty replacement???

If he was an early adopter its already well out of the warranty period.
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Indeed vanilla android give a very nice experience, these days I find it better than 98% of custom roms even.

I despise it when people buy a shamsung one time for example and bag android for the rest of their lives.
And will not acknowledge that all the problems they had came from Samsung's terrible overlay/ui/clutter/etc, just swear off the entire range of products due to their experience with one of almost hundreds of manufactures.... pretty much all of whom make a better version of android than samsung lol.

My bagging on Android comes from having it Day 1 of its original release as a product, up until about 2 years ago when I had to switch to iPhone. I simply couldn't deal with my phone having a fit while in the middle of the work day. Android started out fine, but the free-for-all Google allowed by all the providers and carriers turned it into a pile of trash.

Unlocking and custom ROMS wasn't something I was going to even mess with on a device that is a tool to me, and nothing more. Like the other tools I have at my disposal, if it requires excessive modifying, tinkering, or causes an issue enough, it gets replaced.

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Updated comment from Apple on the issue.
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Originally Posted by Apple 
Update: Apple has issued a separate statement to AppleInsider.

"We take customer security very seriously and Error 53 is the result of security checks designed to protect our customers," the company said. "iOS checks that the Touch ID sensor in your iPhone or iPad correctly matches your device's other components. If iOS finds a mismatch, the check fails and Touch ID, including for Apple Pay use, is disabled. This security measure is necessary to protect your device and prevent a fraudulent Touch ID sensor from being used. If a customer encounters Error 53, we encourage them to contact Apple Support."

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the scanners themselves simply send a signal to the phones internals to decide whether or not it is a valid print right? some of the ^^ posts seem to imply that the circuitry in the home button makes the decision on its own and tells the phone. this of course would be a huge issue.
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So much hate in this thread for something that people obviously don't know anything about. It's clearly a security thing, which, after reading through this thread, is confirmed by Apple themselves. I'm no Apple fan, but a little bit of brainpower devoted to the topic instead of 'lulz all the sheeple getting screwed by the evil apple", we might have a decent discussion. But no, people just read the headline and immediately blame corporate greed.
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So much hate in this thread for something that people obviously don't know anything about. It's clearly a security thing, which, after reading through this thread, is confirmed by Apple themselves. I'm no Apple fan, but a little bit of brainpower devoted to the topic instead of 'lulz all the sheeple getting screwed by the evil apple", we might have a decent discussion. But no, people just read the headline and immediately blame corporate greed.
But it's no fun to listen to reason. If we do, we cannot make sarcastic remarks and we have to put away the pitchforks and torches. Why would you spoil the mob's fun?
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Sometimes I'm glad I'm an anti-social counterculture misanthrope stuck in the 1980s. This is one of those times.
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If you really believe apple is bricking phones that have received non apple repairs out of security concerns and not money concerns you're more then a little naive.
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If you really believe apple is bricking phones that have received non apple repairs out of security concerns and not money concerns you're more then a little naive.

Riiight.
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But it's no fun to listen to reason. If we do, we cannot make sarcastic remarks and we have to put away the pitchforks and torches. Why would you spoil the mob's fun?

Oh I truly can understand the reason why for this especially when it involves a security reason....However it is easy to make sarcastic comments on this company due to the arrogance and hubris this company has shown in its past.... The constant lawsuits on ANYTHING that remotely even looks like a product of theirs.... The "you are holding the phone wrong" comment when it was clear there was a problem with one of their products.. Also the overcharging of ANY of their products.... You look at the specs for one of their computers and then look at the pricetag.... a Windows PC would almost be half that price but because apple decided to grace the hardware with their OS...bingo justified price hike...at least in their eyes... So yes i will not fault apple for doing this cause of the fingerprint scanner security measure, but alot of apples critisism is very well deserved.
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