iPhone X screen temporarily freezes in cold weather, Apple promises fix | HT Tech

iPhone X screen temporarily freezes in cold weather, Apple promises fix

Apple admits iPhone X can temporarily lose touch functionality in cold weather conditions.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Nov 10 2017, 17:35 IST
Apple to fix the iPhone X screen responsiveness bug.
Apple to fix the iPhone X screen responsiveness bug. (REUTERS)

Apple is reportedly planning to roll out a software update to fix a bug that caused the iPhone X to temporarily lose touch functionality in cold weather conditions.

"It appears the 'coldgate' problem with iPhone X was happening at temperatures close to zero degrees but still within the recommended temperature range," 9to5Mac reported late on Thursday.

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Some iPhone X users had complained last week about their phone screen not working in cold temperatures.

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"In certain conditions, the iPhone X will temporarily be unable to respond to user input if the temperature of the surrounding environment suddenly dropped," the report quoted Apple as saying.

The iPhone maker said it will issue a fix in an upcoming software update as it does not appear to be an inherent hardware fault.

The Cupertino-based giant has so far released several updates for iOS 11, including iOS 11.1. The company has not specified an exact time-frame for the "coldgate" bug-fix but it is most likely to be rolled into iOS 11.2.

iOS 11.2 update is currently being tested in beta programme and will be the first major update to bring a new feature named Apple "Pay Cash".

The company on Thursday rolled out another update to its iOS. The latest version, iOS 11.1.1, fixes the 'i' autocorrect bug that automatically corrected lower-case letter "i" to an "A" and "?" character. The update also includes a fix for an issue where "Hey Siri" stops working.

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First Published Date: 10 Nov, 16:46 IST
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