It’s generally never a good thing when the word freeze and a tech product appear in the same sentence, but that’s what happened with Apple’s iPhone X — just in time for a Northeast cold snap.
Following reports that the screen on the company’s $1,000 and up new iPhone X may become unresponsive when temperatures go south, Apple says it’s readying a software fix.
“We are aware of instances where the iPhone X screen will become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment. After several seconds the screen will become fully responsive again,” Apple said in a statement to USA TODAY Friday. “This will be addressed in an upcoming software update.”
Apple surely hopes the problem is not widespread, especially as the weather is just starting to get cold in large parts of the country.