The Apple iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S both feature a 4-inch display with a resolution of 1136 x 640, which delivers a pixel density of 326ppi.
An iPhone in a bricked state will show "Connect to iTunes" and there's nothing you can do to bring it back to life.
The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) is investigating Apple to determine whether a security measure that can transform an otherwise healthy and fully functioning iPhone into a thousand-dollar paperweight contravenes consumer protection and competition laws.
Seattle-based PVCA agrees issued a call on its website for people affected by Error 53 to join a class-action lawsuit against Apple. If you really want to do it, go ahead, but we really, really would advise against it. Obviously.
Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the pending suit alleges Apple has "gone too far" in its attempts to control the iPhone hardware platform, saying the "Error 53" message some users are seeing as a result of unauthorized repairs warrants redress.
Not all repairs trigger the problem. Where you could get your screen replaced by a neighborhood fix facility for $50-80 (Rs. 3,000-5,500), Apple charges $129 (Rs. 8,800) or more. Essentially, it shuts down or "bricks" a phone that does not have the original fingerprint recognition or has the original home button.
"If you're looking at the long haul, Apple is still a stock to own", said Michael A. Robinson, a defense & tech specialist at Money Morning to an interviewer on "Varney & Co." program at the Fox Business Network.
If your iOS device has Touch ID, iOS checks that the Touch ID sensor matches your device's other components during an update or restore. Apple says that without the validation check, a malicious Touch ID sensor could be used to gain access to the Secure Enclave. "If a customer encounters Error 53, we encourage them to contact Apple Support", the company said in a statement.
Cochran said Apple's failure to give a warning about the consequences of its update on phones, including the loss of all information in the phone, has consumers crying foul.
Almost 68% of Apple total revenue came from the iPhone segment last quarter, so this product will remain crucial for the company in the middle term.
"It's outrageous... they're really extending their rights and reach, and it's not clear to me the justification for doing so", said David Fewer, director of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic at the University of Ottawa. It remains to be seen how Apple justifies their action inside the court.