Apple discovered some MacBook Pro and iPhone X problems

The new Apple iPhone X are seen on display at the Apple Store in Manhattan New York

The iPhone X has problems with its touch screen, Apple has admitted, as it offers customers free repairs. There is no indication as to how many units are faulty, but Apple states that the screen "does not respond or responds intermittently to touch", or that the display reacts "even though it was not touched".

The new Apple iPhone X display module replacement program details two potential issues with the phone's display: it may either respond to touches that never happened or fail to respond to touches that did happen. The same warning is provided for the 13-inch non Touch Bar MacBook Pro, which may experience SSD failure and data loss.

Now Apple has announced that customers can have a free screen replacement, with customers who have already paid for the fix able to request a refund. Apple said it would service those affected drives.

US halting refuelling of Saudi-led coalition aircraft in Yemen's war
The latest deaths raised to 382, the number of fighters killed on both sides since the battle for Hodeida intensified on Nov 1. Save the Children reported nearly 100 air strikes - five times as many as in the whole first week of October - at the weekend.

Only a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives in 13-inch MacBook Pro units sold between June 2017 and June 2018 were affected, Apple said https://apple.co/2AXkeEw on its website.

Apple hadn't previously responded to reports of problems with iPhone X screens, but it had opened similar replacement programs in the past for older iPhone models with screen issues, including the iPhone 6. The keyboards, which Apple introduced in laptops starting in 2015, had generated complaints on social media for how much noise they made while typing and for malfunctioning unexpectedly.

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