Fortunately, Apple Inc came up with some sort of guidance on the problem.
Various users reported that their screens are unresponsive in very cold weather. For instance, the devices of some users literally froze in about 2 seconds after going into the cold outdoors.
However, not everybody had this problem when exposing their handsets to cold weather. So, Apple tried to clarify how cold is cold. In a recent blog post, the company’s technicians advised users to use their iPhones only if the temperatures are between 32 and 95 degrees F (or 0-35 degrees C).
The iPhone maker warns that temperatures that go beyond this range can cause the devices to suddenly shut down or shorten battery life. The latter issue can be easily solved if users get their handset back to normal ambient temperatures.
In a recent e-mail to The Loop, Apple confirmed that the devices’ screens might temporarily ignore user input if there is a “rapid change to a cold environment”. The tech giant pledged to address the issue in a future iOS update.
As a side note, a CNET test recently revealed that there is an issue with the iPhone 8 that contradicts the manufacturer’s claim that the handset was built with a water resistance. After submerging a model in a bucket with water, the iPhone 8’s camera displayed signs of ugly condensation.
Apple’s response was that the devices should not be submerged on purpose and that the water resistance decreases with wear. There were no condensation issues with the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, though.
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