5s order - Worried now...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by psynnott, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. psynnott macrumors 6502

    psynnott

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    Hi all,

    Long time lurker with my 3gs. Put in an order for a 5s 64gb at 00:00 on the 20th. Still hasn't shipped, but I see that no UK orders have been shipped yet.

    Anyway, I'm really getting worried now. All these 5s bugs are piling up:
    - Gyro off by -2 to -6 degrees making games that use it unplayable.
    - Blue screen of death when even using stock Apple apps
    - Touchscreen stops responding and needs a hard reboot

    It really seems that the quality control has slipped in this release. Or, did people see similar things on previous releases which were eventually sorted?

    Please put my mind at rest :(
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Problems get posted. Millions of satisfied owners don't post.

    Chill. Every release has about the same numbers of naysayers.
     
  3. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 5s and don't have issues. You'll be alright. If there's any issues, apple will fix it free and fast so just enjoy.
     
  4. mightygitis macrumors 6502

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    There are always software bigs when a new iOS comes out.
     
  5. psynnott thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so we're 100% certain it's software in all these cases?
     
  6. mightygitis macrumors 6502

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    Gyro could be hardware but it's more likely it needs to be better calibrated in the iOS. I
     
  7. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I haven't experienced any of the issues you listed.
     
  8. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    You saying you checked your level and compass and both are accurate?

    That is the only issue I have. Never had a blue screen reboot or touch screen issues.

    HOPING the level/compass issue is a software fix.
     
  9. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    I have -1 degree on my gyro. Same as my iPhone 5 which it replaced. 9 million phones sold and you are focusing on a small, statistically irrelevant sampling. Also called an availability bias mixed in with some confirmation bias. Focus on the info that is available to you (most people post issues, not satisfaction) and then if you are looking for issues, you will no doubt find them.

    Since you have not shipped just cancel if such things worry you so much. Otherwise just enjoy your toy mate.

    Cheers.
     
  10. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest never tested it. How do you do that?
     
  11. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Well open the compass app and compare it to someone else's. 99% chance its off.

    Swipe inside the compass app to get to the level app. Set it on a flat surface and see if it reads 0. Most are off -4 degrees.

    Again if you have someone with a 4, 4s or 5 to compare to it would be best.

    Thing is no one uses these 2 apps so very few realize there is a problem. But this DOES AFFECT some apps (like games, star gazing, etc).
     
  12. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    Nice to know. Just did what you said and it says -4 so I guess it's like many others. Although it's not that big of a deal to me, hopefully it's an easy software fix.
     
  13. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Yes I am not to worried about this. Either Apple will resolve it with a software tweak or once these things are more plentiful (January 2014) I'll swap it out till I get one that works.

    It would be helpful if you left Apple some feedback on this issue. The more that do, the quicker we will have a resolution.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
     
  14. wfoster macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't worry, whatsoever. Wait, receive and enjoy.
     
  15. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    Just reported it. Hope they fix if soon. Thanks

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    And like most I bet you have not actually checked your compass or level.
     
  17. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Then that would be a bet you'd lose. Don't assume.
     
  18. danielowenuk macrumors 6502

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    The only thing you will be thinking moving from a 3GS to a 5S will be, wow look at that screen and Jesus! how quick

    I haven't seen any of the issues you mention, haven't rebooted once in a week, played lots of games, some gyro based (eg RR3).

    Don't panic.
     
  19. c613m macrumors 6502

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    Mine's off by 3 degrees it seems. Such an odd problem. Haven't tried any games that require gyro yet... maybe I should lol
     
  20. psynnott thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very true, the 3gs is just crawling now (running 6.1.3). Can't wait for the speed bump.
     
  21. Makaveliarts macrumors 6502

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    I have none of those problems but the "Level/Gyro" problem.
     
  22. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030

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    At least 9 million iPhones were produced and sold within the last week.

    How many users have reported issues? Maybe two dozen at the most?

    That's way, way less than 1%.
     
  23. phobos512 macrumors regular

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    Shouldn't matter because controls in games are relative, not absolute. For example, Galaxy on Fire would calibrate based on how you were holding the device on startup of the app.

    As far as the calibration deal goes, it should be easily fixable in software. They should have a calibration feature in the device to allow you to calibrate the accelerometer. But they probably just use the standard values from their supplier/spec and that's why it's acting as it is.
     

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