Apple eats humble pie after ‘error 53’ on iPhones

the Apple’s latest software update makes it possible to fix an iPhone bricked by Error 53 with iTunes, so first and foremost, make sure that you have the latest version of the application.

So now in an unusual turn of events, Apple would now fix those iPhones affected by the “Error-53”. If the Touch ID sensor button was replaced with a non-Apple component, the check would fail. The difference: The iPhone as a whole should not be bricked.

The home button contains Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint reader, which is used to unlock the device instead of the user typing in a passcode. The upside is that you can get your Touch ID replaced/fixed by Apple if you’d like the feature back.

Following this hullabaloo, the company has now made a decision to put an end to this problem as an update has been rolled out for the affected users as a new iOS 9.2.1 update. If you believe that you paid for an out-of-warranty device replacement based on an error 53 issue, contact Apple Support to ask about reimbursement’. One thing you must remember though is that although your bricked iPhone will restart again, the TouchID function will remain disabled or non-functional.

Issuing a fix with an updated version of its operating system iOS 10.9.2, Apple told the tech site TechCrunch that it apologised for any inconvenience to customers.

That’s because the Secure Enclave stored within the Touch ID sensor still needs to be paired and secured. However, many users questioned the company over the measure, saying this should lead to the disabling of the Touch ID features and not the entire smartphone.

Danger, danger: The Error 53 alert. Apple will reimburse anybody who was asked to pay for a whole new phone. Apple in a statement said that it was doing so to discourage the use of unauthorised parts.

Apple is apologizing – and fixing – the “Error 53” bug that left some iPhone devices bricked.

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