Error 53

Error 53

The code displayed in an error message on the iPhone 6 when the device became inoperable after an iOS update. The condition was said to be due to the Touch ID sensor being repaired by a third party; however, users encountered Error 53 who did not have their devices serviced. In many cases, Apple replaced the failed unit, but not all, leading to a class action lawsuit in 2016.
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After the ACCC notified Apple about its investigation, Apple implemented an outreach programme to compensate individual consumers whose devices were made inoperable by error 53. This outreach programme was extended to approximately 5,000 consumers.
The ACCC took action against Apple US and Apple Pty Ltd following an investigation of complaints relating to 'error 53'.
The update prompted consumers to sue (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ditching-iphone-dual-rear-cameras-triple-camera-setup-2670508) Apple over the so-called "Error 53" issue.
19 -- Apple has issued an updated version of iOS 9.2.1 that would restore iPhones disabled or bricked by Error 53. The update is a patched version of iOS and not a brand-new version of the operating system.
Now, Apple has released a new build of iOS 9.2.1 that will "un-brick" devices previously crippled by Error 53.
The problem is known as 'Error 53', and it threatens to hamper customer relations and drive them to market competitors at a time when the company is strongly rumoured to be releasing its new four-inch iPhone, dubbed the 'iPhone 5SE', and a new iPad Air, on March 18.
A US law firm is considering to file a class action lawsuit against the iPhone giant over the controversial 'error 53' message affecting iPhone 6 devices.
The 'error 53' problem appears to affect handsets which run on Apple's latest operating system, iOS 9, and on handsets that have had its Touch ID home button repaired by a non-Apple Technician.
Sued Over iPhone's 'Error 53' Right To Repair Issue By Australian Consumer Authority
It was earlier reported that iOS 9 was generating an 'Error 53' message when it detects that the phone has been repaired by third party repairmen.
The problem, known as "Error 53," occurs in devices that have been repaired by third-party technicians or by other unauthorized repair centers.
When an unauthorized screen is installed, the device may display a message known as "error 53." In addition to the error, the iPhone is then rendered inoperable - a process known as bricking.