Today, with the blizzard bombing snow in the east and west of the country, having your iPhone working could be vital or lifesaving.
Apple iPhones are designed in Cupertino, California, in ideal sunny weather conditions. The weather there is terrific, as I know this personally from have studied at Stanford Business School.
iPhones are secretly tested -- who knows where, or by who -- before a launch (probably locally in California). They seem never to be tested in cold weather, or in the Arctic. Thus, there have always surprises or unexpected software and hardware issues after a launch.
Actually, the new iPhone X is using facial recognition instead of a fingerprint sensor. So, in cold weather you will not have to remove gloves to unlock and use the phone. Pretty good.
That is of course, if the facial recognition works with hats, ski masks and snow on your face! They say it will recognize you no matter what you are wearing.
However, can this technology read your face from the I phone through blizzard conditions? 😊