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The iPhone dead strip August 17, 2007

Posted by reverseengineer in iPhone, Issues.

An increasing number of iPhone users have been reporting numb spots or dead strips on the touchscreens of their phones, either on the top or bottom portions of the screen, and London-based analyst Richard Windsor from Nomura International says it could become more widespread.

Windsor says Apple bought the touchscreen technology from a Finnish firm that now reports that prolonged and constant usage might lead to unresponsive display problems in about three to six months of extensive use.

Users report on Apple forums that Apple quietly replaces units with these problems with no questions asked, indicating that they are aware of the problem. As we approach the estimated time range where these dead areas might start showing up, expect more reports of these dead strips soon, if it really is a problem.


1. B - August 20, 2007

Happened to mine today. The bottom edge of the screen has stopped responding so I can’t unlock the phone. I can power down and restart but the bottom row of buttons don’t work so I can’t make or answer calls or do anything else.

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