Apple iPhone X and the mysterious 'Green Line of Death'


Many users have reported the inability of the display to register most of the touch inputs, thereby rendering the phone nigh unusable in the cold. Late last week we saw green bars appearing on some of the OLED screens, now we're seeing reports of "crackling" and "buzzing" sounds being emitted from the earpiece speaker.

The long-anticipated iPhone X has only been out on the market for a week, but already seems to have its share of technical issues.

A so-called "green line of death" has been appearing on the screens of several iPhone X devices, owners of the eye-wateringly expensive new Apple device are reporting. One user reported noticing a crackling when playing something at "near max volume or when putting people on speakerphone".

"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 responded in a statement to The Loop.

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It's generally never a good thing when the word freeze and a tech product appear in the same sentence, but that's what happened with Apple's iPhone X - just in time for a Northeast cold snap. Apple has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix for it. Some users have claimed that it does not go away when the phone is shut off or restored. The internet was soon awash with comments of a 'Green Line of Death'.

The issue was raised by a Reddit user on Thursday, and several other users chimed in, saying they've experienced something similar.

Hopefully the same can be done for those users who are experiencing issues with their iPhone X.

It's hard to say at this point; we don't know if the issue is something which can be fixed with software, or if it's a hardware update that's required.