Apple fixes iPhone letter 'i' bug

Apple took no time in identifying the issue and told The Loop, "We are aware of instances where the iPhone X screen will become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment".

Apple has released a new iOS 11 update to fix a unusual autocorrect bug that some users are getting when typing a lowercase "i". The update also addresses an issue with Siri. "I try swiping on websites and it doesn't register my finger", wrote Reddit user Darus214, adding later that the outside temperature was 50 degrees Fahrenheit when his handset became unresponsive.

The company officially says iOS devices should be operated at ambient temperatures between 0 and 35 degrees Celsius.

Apple's iPhone X might have the screen as its selling point over other iPhones, but the cold winter air might be putting a damper on that for some buyers.

Admittedly, it might sound like the sort of tongue-in-cheek joke that usually applies to Britain's railways when inclement weather strikes, but it turns out that the new £1,000 iPhone really hates it when there's a chill in the air. Several seconds are needed for the OLED to be working again.

The issue first popped up on Reddit, where several commenters said they had encountered an issue that makes the iPhone's screen unresponsive. Exactly how a software update will tackle this issue remains to be seen as a problem with the screen freezing suggests it may be a hardware fault instead.

Just yesterday, the firm rolled out another update for iOS 11, following complaints of a freaky autocorrect issue that change the letter "i" to an A with a [?] symbol. has reached out to Apple for comment.

  • Fernando Stephens