THE IPHONE 4 is getting slammed for its inability to handle the cold.
Although the Iphone can be stored at pretty low temperatures, Apple warns that you shouldn't operate the device in freezing temperatures. That's a problem in a country like Finland, which has temperatures below zero for nearly half of the year.
Finland's Consumer Agency said that Iphone buyers are entitled to a refund if they bought one without knowing they would have a problem if they took it outside, reported YLE News. They run the risk of shortening its battery life, or the cold might even cause the phone to stop working temporarily.
This is probably the one area where Nokia might have the jump on Apple. The Finnish phone firm knows all about the effects of the cold on mobile phones, and whatever you might say about its devices, the hardware is still pretty impressive.
For a device that has problems with making and taking calls and glass breakage, and which has an inability to handle extreme temperatures, Apple has done pretty well with the Iphone 4.
The company hasn't really done anything wrong this time because it gives fair warning about its temperature problems, and it is probably the job of the Finnish Apple Store minions to explain that the Iphone 4 might have this problem. µ
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