A company known for their commitment toward the growth of technology and their dedication towards innovation, Apple has been a rising star in the markets of technology. The company has been coming out with a large number of innovations and improvements which have helped them change the landscape of the markets quite well. Off late, Apple has been under fire as the company has been disabling devices which were repaired by third parties, as the users are getting the Error 53 which bricks their phones.
While this is a clear violation of Apple’s terms of services, the company has been under fire from users who are calling it a very strict step. The Error 53 has been associated with the TouchID sensor being repaired by a third-party. Apple has been bricking the devices to protect user privacy and protect their payments.
“We take customer security very seriously and Error 53 is the result of security checks designed to protect our customers. iOS checks that the Touch ID sensor in your iPhone or iPad correctly matches your device’s other components,” the company told The Guardian in a statement.
“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.”
Though this update makes sense, and is actually out there to protect the users privacy and security, the users have been issuing a major backlash over the iOS forums and other Apple support channels, as well as social media and sites like Reddit. The biggest concern that the users have is that Apple is not issuing the users a warning before they brick their device.
The Error 53 has been a dreaded occurrence in the latest iPhone devices, and this will ensure users come to repair only to the authorized centers where their privacy is not at risk.