Apple has been a company which has been coming out with a large number of innovations and improvements to their offerings in recent times. The company has been working their way up the world of technology with innovative product designs and new and improved features. The company was recently in a major controversy over the iPhone Error 53, which was designed to brick the devices of the users if any third-party tampering is detected with the TouchID sensor. There was a major user backlash over this, and the company has now rolled out an update for the iPhone users, where they will no longer face the Error 53 –
The company has today released a new version of the iOS 9.2.1 OS, where this error has been fixed. Apple had explained in the past that this was no bug, but an intentional thing done by them to ensure that the user’s privacy and security are not compromised over third party repairs. The update that has come out today will restore all the bricked iPhones.
Apple has also published a support document here which briefs the users on how to deal with the problem.
The company has also issued an apology over the same, stating, “We apologize for any inconvenience, this was designed to be a factory test and was not intended to affect customers. Customers who paid for an out-of-warranty replacement of their device based on this issue should contact AppleCare about a reimbursement.”
Despite having the best of users interest in mind, this was a major blunder from Apple, and the company suddenly found itself in the middle of various class-action lawsuits. This iOS 9.2.1 update is available for the iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. This update is available via the iTunes, and is not meant for customers who update their devices OTA.