As promised, Apple has officially rolled out a software update for the iPhone X that fixes an issue with the responsiveness of its display when exposed to cold weather.
iOS 11.1.2 Released
Several iPhone X owners reported last week that their phone, more specifically the display, becomes far less responsive when taken outside into cooler environments. They were uncertain of the root cause, though some speculated that the TrueDepth camera system, which picks up lighting conditions, may be behind it.
iOS 11.1.2, now rolling out, fixes that issue. This software update is quite unusual for Apple, though, because it didn't release it to beta testers first, nor did it add any major features aside from the fix. Apple usually lets developers and testers obtain new software versions before rolling them out to the public. This wasn't the case with iOS 11.1.2. That's perfectly acceptable, though, and would certainly explain the fast turnaround.
iOS 11.1.2 comes as the sixth update to iOS 11 thus far, following iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.1, and iOS 11.1.1. The previous update fixed an autocorrect problem that caused the letter "i" to be converted into "a" for some reason.
Other iPhone X Issues
While the cold weather issue has been dealt with, there are some other problems plaguing the iPhone X, unfortunately. Some owners, for instance, have found what's called a "green line of death" on their OLED displays, and they speculate that it's a manufacturing problem either on Apple's or Samsung's end. They have also discovered buzzing and crackling sounds coming from the earpiece whenever there's audio playing. Apple has yet to acknowledge both these issues.
The next major update in the horizon is iOS 11.2, which, according to Forbes, is currently under testing. It is expected to bring support for Apple Pay Cash and SiriKit for the company's upcoming HomePod smart speaker.
Apple released iOS 11 this past September following months of testing and beta versions. It brought much-needed features such as a Do Not Disturb mode while driving, a new file organization app, the ability to scan documents using Notes, a more fleshed out Control Center, and a ton more additions specific to the iPad Pro that makes it a more fleshed out, powerful machine.
iOS 11.1.2 is now available for everyone. Make sure to check if it fixes the cold weather issue on your iPhone X.
Thoughts on the fast turnaround? Are you glad this wasn't a hardware problem, which certainly would have been more problematic? As always, feel free to sound off in the comments section below!