I love the iPhone X so far and I haven’t been so excited about an Apple product in years. The iPhone X is the most radical change to the iPhone formula ever, and despite some concerns, Apple has built a seriously impressive machine. I love its build quality and comfortable design, not to mention its expansive screen and great performance. The makeover here is drastic, though, and it’ll take some time to really get used to Face ID and life without a home button.
There have been some reports about the iPhone X not being responsive in cold weather, a blue tint and more recently a green line on the screen.
Apple stated that it has identified an issue where the iPhone X display becomes unresponsive to touches after a ‘rapid change’ in temperature. The company promised a forthcoming software fix will resolve the problem. Apple says that iOS devices should be used at operating temperatures between 0º and 35º Celsius.
Other users reported a green line showing on their iPhone X screen. The green line wasn’t visible on any of the affected iPhone X units when they were first taken out of the box but rather developed spontaneously after some period of usage in normal conditions.
The devices involved also don’t appear to have been dropped or damaged in any way. It happened to Samsung last year, except the line was pink. We didn’t hear anything from Apple on the green line problem.
One user already reports that their phone was replaced at the Apple store, so it seems unlikely that this is a software issue.
The iPhone X will evolve over time
In a recent interview with the Wallpaper magazine, Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer stated his views on the future of the iPhone X. He explains that the software plays an important role in the functionality of the new iPhone and Apple will be able to add new features as the software get’s improved.
“I’ve always been fascinated by these products that are more general purpose. What I think is remarkable about the iPhone X is that its functionality is so determined by software. And because of the fluid nature of software, this product is going to change and evolve.
In 12 months’ time, this object will be able to do things that it can’t now. I think that is extraordinary. I think we will look back on it and see it as a very significant point in terms of the products we have been developing.”
I’m excited to see the improvements in the years to come and I’m looking forward to having more features available for the iPhone X.
iPhone X bugs and glitches
In devices running iOS 11.1, the previous version of Apple’s mobile operating system launched a few weeks back some users have found the letter “I” autocorrects to a letter “A” followed by a symbol that normally looks like a box with a question mark. This bug has been addressed with the iOS 11.1.1 update released a few days ago. We think that Apple is working on an iOS 11.1.2 update that will fix the responsivity issues.
I hope all these issues are being addressed by Apple as we speak and I’m excited to see the improvements in the years to come. I’m looking forward to having more features available for the iPhone X.
If you experience any of the above problems, I recommend booking a Genius Bar appointment or contacting Apple’s support team via phone, email, or online chat.