iPhone 6s Recall in the Middle East Is Expected to Hurt Apple Financially
A portion of the iPhone 6s shipments suffer from an issue that causes them to unexpectedly shut down and it looks like the issue has stretched itself to UAE. If the recall phase in this region starts, then irrespective of the amount of cash stockpile Apple has, the move will still hurt it financially.
Apple Could Lose as Much as $7 Million for the Recall of Nearly 90,000 iPhone 6s Units in the Country
Apple support website page for UAE states the following about the iPhone 6s issue, and it no different than the information stated on the support page catered for different countries:
“Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down. This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015.
If you have experienced this issue, please use the serial number checker below to see if your iPhone 6s is eligible for a battery replacement, free of charge.”
According to Khaleej Times, Apple has confirmed this and the following statement has been given addressing to users of that particular model.
“The replacement programme may also be part of maintenance campaigns within the framework of the ministry's efforts to monitor the markets and protect consumers in collaboration with phone companies. Users of iPhones are asked to check Apple's website or visit a customer service center to see if their device is eligible for battery replacement.”
Lucky for you, there is a ‘simple to use’ way to find out if your iPhone 6s is eligible for battery replacement, so we highly recommend that you go down this route before handing your phone in, otherwise chances are that you would just have wasted your time with the entire dilemma. Still, if you decide to compare the recall phases, then Samsung pretty much got bludgeoned by the Note7 debacle since it caused the company a global loss of $17 billion. $7 million might feel like peanuts to Apple, especially when the only form of servicing required for these models is a battery replacement.