Apple has warned iPhone 8 owners that a number of handsets carry a serious hardware fault, Forbes reports.

The brand states that a "small percentage" of iPhone 8s are affected. In an announcement, Apple said some iPhone 8s "contain logic boards with a manufacturing defect. Affected devices may experience unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won’t turn on.”

Apple also said that the affected phones were all made within the same six-month timeframe, from September 2017 to March 2018, in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the US.

To find out whether your phone is affected, you can enter the model's serial number in Apple's checker and the company will repair it free of charge. This service is available for up to three years after the handset's first sale. However, damage such as cracked screens, which according to Apple can hinder repairs of the logic board, will have to be resolved first, with Apple warning, "In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the additional repair.”

Will this stop you buying a new iPhone? Let us know in the comments.

In other Apple news, the company's self-driving car was involved in a minor crash.

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