Apple probing the iPhone X's cold weather mishaps, puts a supplier in the freezer

Apple probing the iPhone X's cold weather mishaps, puts a supplier in the freezer
Remember the iPhone X's cold-weather-gate, where some units' touchscreens apparently froze for a few seconds upon wide and abrupt temperature changes, like getting out of your house in the winter? Well, Apple reportedly fixed this with a software update, but there is more to the drama than meets the eye, it seems... or the tip of your glove.

Korean media is reporting that Interflex, one of the iPhone X's flexible PCB suppliers, had a rough stock market ride last week, with its shares falling nearly 30% when reports emerged that it has suspended production, pending Apple's investigation into the iPhone X "freezes". Yesterday, its stock price bounced back a little, as Apple's probe apparently won't have such a big impact on its total orders, but, since it supplies almost half of the flexible circuit boards for the iPhone X, the investor scare was real. According to an analyst at IBK Investment & Securities:


source: The Investor

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Crappy and too expensive!

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

And people say why don't apple fanboys stick to their articles. Here's and example of android fanboys talking crap on apples articles. both fanboys are garbage.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is one problematic phone.

6. thxultra

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Not really haven't had any issues with mine. BTW I traded in a note 8 for it which was also a great phone so not a fan boy by any means. I laugh at the haters on both sides. I like things about both Android and IOS . Can honestly say there are things I like about the iphone X over the note and things about the note over the iphone X.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

#repsect

5. gigicoaste

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I was wondering.. what could be the problem and how they can fix it with a software update. I mean.. if the pcb and components gets a thermal shock, how can that be prevented. Probably by increasing the instructions in the components in order to make it warmer while detecting temperature dropping.. but is that a solution? I mean.. what if will block on high load and heat will remain high after going inside?? I'm just assuming and trying to figure it out how can be addressed.. and what is the impact in component life after the fix.. Hey PA.. some tech investigation instead of Bloomberg/Fashion articles? You can work further based on my assumption..

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6739; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

And yet you had the option to add something of substance...but you didn't.

11. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

So did this problem actually happen or was it all made up by android fanboys, like apple fanboys on phonearena claimed it was?

13. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yeah, no offense but I'll believe "isheep" long before i believe anything on tomsguide. Hell i started visiting phonearena after i got sick of the idiotic garbage that is tomsguide... FYI those are also the same people that claimed the iphonex screen is 10times better than the note8 screen.

15. cheetah2k

Posts: 2227; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I thought apple designed everything.. therefore its Apple's fault

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