As the first of its kind, the iPhone X is a marvel of innovation that offers a glimpse into the future of smartphones. But like every other first-generation device before it, the X isn’t perfect – and we’re not talking about its production delays or price point! Once the handset finally arrived in fans’ hands, it was revealed to have its fair share of bugs and glitches. While many of them are minor, they can be incredibly frustrating for anyone who thought they were getting the best of the best. Luckily, they each have a simple solution. Let’s go over three of the most significant bugs besieging X owners, and see how easy it is to correct these glitches.
The screen doesn’t like the cold weather
Though the bomb cyclone has passed, the country’s not safe from winter yet. It’s only set to get colder. Bad news for Apple, as reports of the X’s OLED screen, is unresponsive when the temperatures drop rapidly. Users on Reddit were the first to report on the issue, claiming the display stopped recognizing their touch whenever they stepped outside, even if the temperatures were above 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Apple has since rushed a critical iOS patch to repair this issue. iOS 11.1.2 is available to download now, and it’s set to improve more than just the screen’s cold shoulder. iOS 11.1.2 should also fix an issue that distorted Live Photos.
No, a piece of debris didn’t distort the text, although, users may not be able to tell considering the smudges on their screen. Apple’s flagship is dirty and not in the X-tina kind of way.
All phones pick up dirt and grime. It’s only natural due to how often they’re used. The iPhone X, on the other hand, is in a league of its own. With a glass backing that matches its glass screen, the X displays smudges in 4K clarity. Face grease deposits after a phone call, fingerprints in the typical scroll patterns, and smears on the back are a permanent reality for X owners.
As hardware glitches go, it’s not so bad. It could be a lot worse. Luckily, for those worried about how their X looks, there are grime resistant iPhone skins that can eliminate this problem. Not only will they keep your iPhone X clean but with scratch-free and water-resistant material, these skins can also protect handsets from wear and tear.
It performs poorly on crack tests
The glass smudges, but it’s a concession most iPhone owners are willing to accept when it’s billed as the strongest glass in the world. Unfortunately, it’s still glass, which means it will shatter under the right pressure. As a result, the X has not performed well on any crack test. In fact, it cracked at the very first test performed by CNET, and according to SquareTrade, it’s “the most breakable, highest-priced most expensive to repair iPhone, ever.”
While the glass is necessary to facilitate its wireless charging, it’s not a feature that works with everyday phone usage – especially if the X owner is clumsy. For those worried about cracking their new handset, they can get an iPhone X skin-compatible Grip case. It improves its resistance to impact, but more importantly, a Grip case is considered the world’s grippiest phone case- which means it will stay where people leave it, whether in their hands or on a slippery surface.
When it comes down to it, an unresponsive screen, a grimy backing, and a delicate constitution aren’t the worst things that could happen to a phone. Compared to the Galaxy Note 7’s exploding battery, these glitches are relatively minor, but when people are expected to spend $999 – the highest price for a phone in history – they expect better. Thankfully, these issues have affordable fixes, but if Apple expects to reel in more fans, it needs to make some improvements to the iPhone X Plus.