Mistake on Apple's iPhone specs page

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Bostonaholic, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Bostonaholic macrumors 6502

    Bostonaholic

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    #1
    Maybe I'm just a little nit picky but, has anyone else noticed something wrong with this?
    Code:
    [B]Environmental requirements[/B]
    
        * Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F
          (0° to 35° C)
        * Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F
          (-20° to 45° C)
    taken from http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

    So what they're saying is the iPhone is inoperable -4° to 113° F, but I think they mean it's inoperable below -4° and above 113° F. Just sayin'

    I know, I'm an ass. But it popped out at me instantly and I can't get over it.
     
  2. Bostonaholic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Someone needs to teach Jobs a little something about upper and lower bounds.
     
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    #3
    I'm 99.9% sure that Steve Jobs himself does not update the Apple page.
     
  4. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    if the changes you suggest are made, it would suggest that you cannot have your iPhone in an nonoperating state from 32 to 95.
     
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    It makes perfect sense. If the iPhone is nonoperating it can be fine between X degrees and XI Degrees. :)
     
  6. Bostonaholic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #6
    Sorry, I forgot to add the <sarcasm> tag to my post...

    Ohhhh, I think I see what they mean. They mean that you can have you iPhone turned off (i.e. nonoperable) -4° to 113° F. I understood it as "Hey, your iPhone won't work (i.e. will be inoperable) -4° to 113° F.

    Guess that's the difference between nonoperable and inoperable.
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    That's how I read it, too.

    A non-operating iPhone (i.e. in a box, being shipped via FedEx) is fine in any temperature between -4° to 113° F.

    An operating iPhone (i.e. you've got it in your hand and are using it) is fine in any temperature between 32° to 95° F.
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    #8
    What about from -4º to 32º and from 95º to 113º? ;)
     

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