Apple offers free repairs for iPhone glitch

The company says a "small percentage" of iPhone 7 devices may be telling
their users there's no cell service when in fact service is available.
February 3, 2018 1:51 PM PST

The repair is free, but we're afraid you'll have to buy your own burger.
By Sarah Tew, CNET 

Apparently for some iPhone users, seven isn't a lucky number. 
Apple is offering free repairs to owners of the "small percentage" of iPhone
7 devices that may be displaying a No Service notice in the status bar even
when cell service is available. 
In a support page notice late Friday, Apple said the glitch stemmed from a
faulty component on the gadget's main logic board. 

The problem phones were manufactured between September 2016 and February
2018 and sold in the US, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Macao, Apple said.
Three model numbers are eligible for the gratis fix. In the US (including
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), Hong Kong and Macao, the model number
to look for on the back of your phone is A1660. In Japan, it's A1779. In
China, it's A1660 and A1780. 

The iPhone 7 glitch comes on the heels of Apple's controversial handling of
battery issues with older iPhones. Without informing users, the company had
tuned its iOS software to slow down the performance of the phones in order
to prevent sudden shutdowns. It has since apologized for that secretive
behavior, updated iOS to give users the option to allow the slowdown or not,
and offered owners of its older phones, including the iPhone 7, low-cost
battery replacements.

If you think you're the unlucky owner of a prank-playing iPhone 7, you can
check out Apple's page to see how to go about making your device behave.
Oddly, we're having trouble making a link to the page behave, so we
recommend copying and pasting this URL into your browser:

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