As Apple prepares for the launch of the latest version of its iPhone, the company faces a lawsuit related to the current iteration of the smartphone.
According to Reuters, owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the touchscreens have a defect that can cause them to become unusable.
Some of the phones are prone to what iFixit dubbed “Touch Disease.” The tech website said a gray flicker on the screen is symptomatic of the problem.
According to the lawsuit, the company was aware of the issue but refused to officially recognize it. The plaintiffs linked the problem to Apple’s decision to leave out a metal “shield” or “underfill” to protect the phone’s relevant components; the iPhone 5 had those parts.
The lawsuit accuses Apple of fraud and violating California consumer protection laws. The plaintiffs seek unspecified damages.