iPhone 5 / iOS 6 – Early Release Issues and Bugs

Not all that surprising, there are bugs when developing a new mobile operating system. iOS 6 was released with the new iPhone 5 and many of us waited in line and shelled out almost $800 for this new phone. Even on eBay, the lowest price I could find was $650. One thing that I commonly hear from many Apple fans is, “If you are going to release something, why isn’t it perfect, like the iPhone?” Unfortunately iPhone releases are not as smooth as you would thing. Here’s a quick run down on the current iPhone 5 issues and reports:

  1. Odd Screen Issues – Yellow spots and bubbles are appearing on the screen, similar to the iPhone 4 release, two years ago.
  2. Ajax Spinners – Ajax running on Safari for the iPhone has a continual spinner. Lots of sites use Ajax for polling, which means, often an Ajax spinner, which could be annoying.
  3. WiFi Issues – It appears many iOS 6 on iPhone 4 are experiencing multiple WiFi issues. Many 404 errors using WiFi.
  4. iOS 6 Maps – Many say that this release was way too early. It appears that the aerial views are disrupted.
  5. Bluetooth Keyboard – Trouble getting keyboards to run over bluetooth.
  6. Screen Flashing – Looks like quite a few people are getting flashing screens.

All-in-all, it doesn’t seem all that bad. The WiFi issue was a big one, but it sounds like Apple has a fix going out for it already. The iOS 6 maps just seems like an early release, so we should see some very large improvements with the next release. The screen issues happened with the iPhone 4. I imagine that is a manufacturing issue.

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3 Responses to iPhone 5 / iOS 6 – Early Release Issues and Bugs

  1. evan says:

    There’s a whole website dedicated to how messed up the maps app is on ios 6! what’s interesting is apple released a statement that said, the more people who use it the better it’ll get. i say apple should at the very least open a ticket for every example shown on this site! there’s some funny stuff in there!


  2. evan says:

    Oh, and there’s also ‘scuffgate’. so apple made the screen easily replaceable should it ever shatter if its dropped by making the screen the first thing that can come off instead of the last thing when repairing, but now the back of the case is no longer made of glass and more importantly no longer scratch resistent to typical accidents. it’s common for phones to display some form of wear and tear, but since apple introduced two iphone models cased in glass purposely to resist scratches (and other reasons), they stepped away from this approach and made the back of the iphone 5 anodized aluminium. (https://www.google.com/search?q=anodized+aluminium&sugexp=chrome,mod=19&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=anodized+aluminium+iphone+scratch&oq=anodized+aluminium+iphone+scratch&gs_l=serp.3..33i29l3.8638.11517.0.11923.…1c.1.gyOfFfXaZmA&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=9ab7bdb26321ca5d&biw=1064&bih=660) my suggestion is to forgo the silve/white model to cover up those scratches. for the record, i keep mine in a case, so i may not have this problem whenever i decide to get mine, but knowing this now i will probably get the white/silver mode. I believe apple will soon respond to this issue too, because apparently some users reported models arriving already damaged. this is what happens when you’re an early adopter.

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