iphone 4 left in the cold?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daaneel, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. daaneel macrumors regular

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    so im looking into buying a used iphone 4 and the owner says

    "I left it in my car on a really cold day this week and after that
    the touch on it doesn't work."

    Is it possible for the digitizer to stop working after prolonged exposure to coldness? or is he trying to cover up another problem with the iphone?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I mean this with the utmost respect - WHO CARES?

    Run, dont walk away from that deal...
     
  3. daaneel thread starter macrumors regular

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    i was just wondering because he was selling it for cheap and including a new digitizer because he doesnt want to open it up himself
     
  4. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    Probably just using the cold because he either doesn't know, or doesn't want to say why it really stopped working. The environmental requirements of iPhone 4 are listed below, but it wont break, it just wont work well until it is brought back into it's operating temperature.

    I've used my iPhone below 32* and above 10,000ft FWIW.

     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Run even faster. How cheap is cheap? For $50 I'd buy it as a hobby phone, but just because I can afford to waste $50. Any more than that would be too much. IMHO.
     
  6. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    You get what you pay for.
     
  7. daaneel thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is probably why.. thanks
     
  8. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    How much is he selling it for? If it's cheap then go to apple and swap it for the $199 replacement and you have a "new" iPhone. Just a thought.
     

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