iPhone Non-Responsive

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Aries326, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Aries326 macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2007
    During New Year's Eve, after standing out in the freezing cold, my friend finally let me in his apartment. I showed him my phone and to my surprise, the screen did not respond at all. It took about 5 mins before it responded at all. Pretty embarrassing for a $400 piece of equipment.

    At first, I thought it was the cold and because I had a plastic screen protector on it (the original protector that came with it, I just cut off the excess piece and in the top speaker). But today, it was even colder, about 0 degrees F and I was outside even longer but when I got into the hospital, I tried the phone, and it worked fine.

    So, how come it was unresponsive the first time when exposed to the cold but not the second time? Is it possible that the cold has nothing to do with it and I can expect more non-responsiveness from the screen inthe coming months? Should I just return this unit right away before the symptoms get worse? Thanks.
  2. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    If you go here... http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html You can see that is says the temperature for operating should be between 32°F and 95° F. This is probably why you are experiencing some difficulty. It may have something to do with how warm the phone is wherever you normally store it when outside. Then again, it could have nothing to do with the cold. I have had my phone do this once or twice in normal temperatures. I think it is just a minor freeze similar to one that a computer might experience. If you continue having this problem, call or go to your local Apple store.
  3. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2007
    Yorba Linda CA
    I know that extreme temperatures can effect the lithium-ion battery but I don't think that would effect the screen.
    Although you cant use an iPhone with gloves on, and if you did not have gloves on then your fingers must have been extrodanarely cold and undetectable by the mulititouch screen.
    and since it was new years I presume you had a few drinks and never considered that possibility.

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