Apple has determined that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device.
If your iPhone 6 Plus is exhibiting the symptoms noted above, is in working order, and the screen is not cracked or broken, Apple will repair your device for a service price of A$ 228.95.
Somewhat disappointed with this outcome. I knew Apple would eventually issue a repair extension program for this issue as I've seen a steady increase in the number of affected units coming in the door, but attributing the failure to customers mishandling their devices and then charging a rather steep service fee for the repair is a bit off on their part.
I'm having doubts that Apple's explanation of the issue occurring "after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface" is correct, rather simply because I've had Apple refurbished devices straight out of the box exhibit this issue and - excuse me while I get somewhat detailed and technical here - the affected components are not encapsulated in the underfill material commonly used within the industry for additional bracing of BGA solder ball electrical connections under the chip, meaning they're more prone to this type of failure even from minor board flexing or even repeated thermal cycling.
I expect the program will involve replacing affected devices with refurbished units but for those that take up the offer be aware that the issue will likely reoccur again in the replacement phone down the track.
Still, affected owners that wanted a cheap(er) repair, there you go.