Apple has acknowledged there's an issue with some of its latest smartphones freezing in cold weather, but says it's a fixable issue that will be solved via a software update. "After several seconds the screen will become fully responsive again", Apple said in a statement to ZDNet sister site CNET.
Ever since iOS 11.1 came out a week ago, many iPhone users complained about the glitch that automatically replaced a lower case "i" with unusual characters in their pithy texts and social media posts.
Some said the phone was failing to recognize their touch, while others said FaceID did not recognize them.
Apple recommends that owners "Use iOS devices where the ambient temperature is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F)".
The company has announced it will try to fix the issue in an upcoming software update following reports that phones become unresponsive as soon as they are taken outside.
For now, the phone should return to normal within seconds.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Apple for comment.
After literally just fixing a very specific (and annoying) autocorrect bug by rolling out a small update for iOS 11.1, Apple seems to have already started work on a possible 11.1.2 platform revision taking care of another particularly irritating and unusual system malfunction.