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Apple has set up a serial number checker on the repair programme page. It also states that users who feel they were affected by the issue and have already paid to repair can contact Apple about a refund.
The repair program currently is only meant for devices produced between October last year and August this year.
The programme will cover affected iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices for two years after the first retail sale of the unit.
Apple should also consider this for older versions like 4 and 5 and older iphone 6.
Nevertheless a start. more