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LCI in iPhones are not reliable

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 4 years ago

Iphone 2

An anonymous reader writes "The polish website Moje Jabluszko ran an experiment that proofs the poor reliability of the liquid contact indicators installed by Apple in the iPhone. They performed 3 different tests to challenge the LCI they recorded as the movie. They decided to mimic a regular usage of the iPhone, meaning you go outside where it could be cold or warm, then move inside in a building where temperature might be dramatically different, but still within covered conditions. So, they placed the iPhone in its box for 1 hour outside at -11 C, then moved it inside at room temperature for 24 hours. They repeated the experiment 3 times, and after the third cycle they could show that the LCI located in the audio jack plug started turning red! This is a clear proof that LCI are not reliable and could turn red while the iPhone has been used under the defined environmental requirements defined by Apple. Here, only the condensing water could have been in contact with the sensor. In other words, even moving in and out during regular winter time will make you iPhone LCI turning red!"
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Probably not entirely valid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31206042)

I think you'll find that most iPhone users keep them somewhat closer to their bodies (everyone I know keeps the thing either on their hip or stuck in their ear). Also, how many iPhones did they test? One phone does not a test make, any decent scientist will tell you a sample size of one is ludicrous for basing an opinion off of.

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