BEACON TRANSCRIPT – If would seem that things are not looking too good for the Cupertino-based tech giant. A law firm has recently begun to investigate the user’s allegations, according to which Apple is using error 53 in order to ensure that the user doesn’t use third-party services. Apple might face a lawsuit over error 53 if the allegations prove to be true.
A law company by the name of Phau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC or PCVA for short has publically announced that it has begun an investigation into the error 53 issue. According to the law firm, over the next few weeks, in will begin to systematically investigate all the claims coming from the users who experienced the error 53 issue after updating their handsets to the newest version of iOS.
For those who are unaware, error 53 is that kind of glitch that somehow manages to turn your regular iPhone handset into a paperweight. Basically, the problem resides in the phone’s inability to recognize if the components are authentic or not. The new line of phone employs a pairing technology between the Touch ID sensor and the Fingerprint device.
For example, if you have issues with your handset, it seems only natural to bring your iPhone to a service. And yes, most iPhone users prefer to take their phone to a third-party service because Apple’s repair prices are quite high. If the technician uses a different power cable or swaps the defective phone button with a new one, the phone will detect that one or more components are not genuine and will return the dreaded error.
Moreover, according to the ongoing investigations, there are a couple of iPhone 6 users who have reported that they’ve actually received the message without any warning after updating their phone the latest version of iOS.
As for Apple, the Cupertino-based tech giant declared that this system only ensures that the no one is capable of accessing the user’s private data. Technically speaking, anyone getting hold of a handset, can swap the fingerprint sensor with another one and gain access to the user’s data without even breaking a sweat. According to Apple, this mechanism prevents data theft, but, lately, it would seem that this security policy is doing more harm than good.
And now, Apple might face a lawsuit over error 53 if the allegations are proven. According to several users who experienced the dreaded error 53 issues, the tech giant is taking advantage of this issue, in order to use it as leverage. By doing so, the tech giant allegedly makes sure that the users will use Apple’s repair services instead of a third-party service.