iPhone Survives 20 Below Temperature in the Swiss Alps!!!


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Jan 17, 2009
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Hey bloggers,

I just got back from Switzerland and was taking a tour of the Swiss Alps. As you probably could guess, the weather was pretty cold up in the mountains. I took a mountain train to the Top Of Europe, the Youngfrau; it was about 20 below at over 11,300 ft above sea level.

I had read that iPhones can malfunction or simply break in extreme temperatures, but 20 below was far more extreme than mentioned.

Needless to say that when I was able to go indoors and warm up, my iPhone worked fine and continued to do despite very old climate through out my tour Switzerland for almost 2 weeks.

So Kudos to Apple for creating such a trendy, yet hardy phone!

btw, I am a PC person and had bought the Storm prior to my iPhone. It was my first touch screen PDA; I though that I would be different from my friends. All I can say is that it is not the iPhone Killer by any means...

PS I have really cool pics as proof, but the blog template is not working here... Any suggestions?


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Aug 3, 2008
I'm visiting Chicago and it got to like 10F to 15F below 0 and was able to make calls and surf, although I didn't take my hand out of my gloves for more than 60 seconds at a time because the wind chills were pretty brutal