Apple quietly announced this afternoon the launch of a free repair program for the iPhone 8, revealing that a "very small percentage" of units needed replacement logic cards due to a manufacturing defect. The motherboard is essentially the main circuit board of a computing device containing the CPU, the device memory, and other integral components. Apple says its faulty logic cards have caused random reboots, freezing of the screen, and erroneous startups that prevent the iPhone 8 from turning on properly.
The defect does not affect the iPhone X or the iPhone 8 Plus, and Apple says the affected devices only contain those between September 201
Those affected have three options: to go through an Apple authorized third party; Contacting Apple Support to perform a mail-in repair; or make an appointment in an Apple Store to turn off the device. Apple recommends securing your iPhone 8 before repairing with iCloud or iTunes, and the company also recommends hardware issues such as: As a broken or damaged screen to fix before replacing the motherboard.