Other than maps & scratches, is there anything wrong w/ the iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NoOneHitsHarder, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. NoOneHitsHarder macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Middle of nowhere
    I see a lot of complaints about the iPhone 5's maps software but almost none about hardware.

    The only complaint, scratches through use, has been dismissed by Apples executive VP Phil Schiller as being normal for most any electronic (so I don't see that changing at all).

    Of course the maps software needs a little more time to be developed the same way Siri does, but other than that and the scratches is there any other problem w/ the iPhone 5? Or is it pretty much perfect outside of those two things?
  2. NoOneHitsHarder thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Middle of nowhere
    I guess I can take the silence as a confirmation that "Yes, these are the only two problems." ;)
  3. somony macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    there is another problem actually..................................it doesn't cook me food.
  4. timychann macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Someone is bound to post here after reading about the 'purple flare' on the camera, then will realise that it happens to most mobile phones and is not so easy to prevent.

    But those, I guess are the main things wrong. Maps really isn't a biggie with Sygic, TomTom, Navigon and other navigation apps that provide turn by turn navigation.
  5. NoOneHitsHarder thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Middle of nowhere
    The reason I ask is because the iPhone 4 had a major hardware issue (antenna) that was later fixed with the 4s.

    Now that we have the 5 I was trying to figure out if there is anything that needs to be fixed when they come out with the 5s.

    So the 5 is pretty much perfect once Apple maps is given time to get better like Siri :)

    Thanks for your replies so far.
  6. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    I don't have my iPhone 5 yet, but I don't think there's anything as big as the antenna issue like the iPhone 4 had (an issue, that I still experience everyday without bumper). If there was, we would have heard it by now.
  7. timychann macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I'm getting the 5 around december, once I go to Hong Kong (about $300 cheaper there than in NZ). The only slightly annoying thing I would say with it would be iOS6 maps, but that's no biggie since you can just navigate to google maps in safari. Paints and scratches are minor things, though it should hopefully be fixed by that time. Also no biggie, just expectations of higher-ish quality for the price.

    I will be stuck in the number ecosystem, with my i5, instead of the 5s ecosystem :)

    To be honest, it's not what about everyone else wants, it's what you want. If you can live with the aesthetic problems (if you get ones that have chips/scratches), you should be fine. Apparently I read somewhere that Apple maps is self learning, so hopefully it gets better with time.
  8. NoOneHitsHarder thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Middle of nowhere
    Good. Most of the time you hear 4s owners justify their position as an S cycle upgrader by saying "well the S version is better because it fixes the problems of the previous version", but it appears that there is nothing to be fixed on the 5 (already perfect) and that the 5s won't be that big of an improvement.
  9. gpezzino macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2008
    WiFi weak signal

    There are many reports of very slow/dropping WiFi signal. You can find a couple of long threats on this forum.
  10. Sneakyfox macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2012
    England, UK
    Maps will get fixed in due course.

    'Scratches' is a hit & miss problem. I say this because not all the devices (regardless of colour) are affected. I've had my Black 5 for 3 days now. No case for it. It's been with me to work and back, on my desk, in jeans pockets.

    No scuffs/marks/scratches or anything.

    I know there are devices being affected straight out of the box, as I was avidly involved in a few discussions about it. But like the Maps issue, I believe over time it will get resolved/fixed. Already seeing reports of more and more users with damage-free iPhone 5's and they aren't seeing any damage build up either, over time.

    There are problems but I think many are getting blown out of proportion.
  11. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    1. My phone has no scratches
    2. Maps works fine for me
    3. Love the new iPhone
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    And a certain individual said "You're holding it wrong" :D

    Kidding aside. The real issue/complaint is nicked and scratched iPhones out of the box managing to slip through QC as well as a smaller batch with defective anodizing coating that makes it hypersensitive to scratching. Otherwise, Schiller is right that aluminum is normally susceptible to scratching through use as we saw that with the original iPhone.
  13. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Maps works great for me. I'm nekkid and not a single scratch or scuff. :apple:
  14. MuddyPaws1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2012
    Actually you posted in the middle of the night in the USA and besides that, there are a thousand other posts on here talking about the different issues people are facing. I don't see why there needs to be another one.
  15. mtcowdog macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    I think the main issues with the iP5 right now are software. Not everyone is seeing (or noticing) issues like slow wifi or touch screen sensitivity, but it is hardly surprising that a new OS release on a new phone has some issues.
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    You really think the S-type updates only involve fixing the issues and not add more features/under the hood improvements? 3GS added a boatload of features including video, oleophobic coating, better battery life, faster processor/more memory, better camera with autofocus and tap to focus, compass, Voice Control and HSDPA implementation (allows faster download speeds). 4S added Siri and major under the hood improvements in addition to new antenna.
  17. Peanut207 macrumors 6502


    Mar 2, 2010
    Maps are working wonderfully for me and I don't have a scratch on my Black 32GB. I take care of my products.
  18. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    Here are a list of issues customers have reported here...

    Screen issues...






    Lines on Keyboard or flickering




    No Sim error


    Have to reset network a few times to work in a few cases

    WiFi issues




    Poor Sound From Phone Speaker Thread


    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1453626 Some yes and some no

    SIRI gives out incorrect weather forecasts

    Specifically using their zip code can get accurate weather.


    Data Usage using iOS 6


    Usage counters in iOS6 are way off on some people. A few have reported showing gigs of data, while their carrier only shows a few hundred mb.

    Earpod issues for calls ?


    iPhone 5 voice quality

  19. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Im waiting for the iPhone 5 to come into stock too and while away part of my days reading the interesting posts on here and other forums..

    Thanks to these early adopters i know what to look for on opening the box.

    Have these threads put me off... at first yes.... but now, No.
  20. caesarp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2012
    There is a pretty big iOS 6 and iPhone 5 issue that generally hits corporate users (may be mainly Verizon and Sprint iPhones) -- push emails works sporadically and temporarily, when using EAS (Exchange ActiveSync). In other words, you have to manually check for work emails, instead of getting push notifications (bad for people who need immediate email notification).

    It is assumed that it is not a iPhone 5 problem, but an iOS 6 problem, in conjunction with the iPhone. THat is, the fix will be an update to iOS 6. But apparently it does not effect iPHone 4 users, mainly iPhone 5 users.

    See this Thread for more info:


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