iPhone X Screen Freezing In Cold Weather
by The Weather Network.com Article
Review by Charles Mohapel
The Weather Network.com, Reddit.com, Apple, CBC.ca News ISBN/ITEM#: CM171113IPHONE
Date: 13 November 2017
A significant number of Canadian owners of Apple's brand new iPhone X have noticed that when they moved from a warm interior to the colder outdoors, their touchscreen stops working. And it's still the first half of November. On its website, Apple advises customers that its products are optimized to work best under "acceptable" temperatures, which it says is a range between 0 and 35 degrees Celsius (32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit). To paraphrase Londo Mollari from 'Babylon 5', "Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you, Apple." We guess Apple really doesn't care about their loyal customers in cold weather states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Illinois, Michigan, Upper New York State, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont, plus Canada which realized the Apple iPhone X was a delicate little Mimosa (the flower, not the drink). Apple announced that it will soon send out an easy fix for the problem, but we'll believe it when we see it.
Friday, November 10, 2017, 6:18 PM -- Earlier this week, complaints surfaced on the content-sharing site Reddit and on various social media platforms about Apple's iPhone X freezing in cold weather.
"I've noticed that my iPhone X screen becomes very unresponsive as soon as I step outside," Reddit user Darus214 posted.
"It literally takes 2 seconds from going inside to the cold outdoors and my screen stops being very responsive. I try swiping on websites and it doesn't register my finger. It's very noticeable. Is anyone else having this problem?"
Turns out he isn't alone, although the reports have been sporadic.
Other users have seen their keyboards stop working in the cold. The problem appears to be more pronounced when a user goes from a warm interior to a cold environment. The spike in complaints coincides with the bout of cold weather that has gripped much of Canada and the U.S. this week.
Apple confirmed the glitch to CBC Friday.
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