“First there was ‘Antenna-Gate,’ with the iPhone 4 allegedly having signal strength issues,” Mark Reschke writes for T-GAAP. “Then there was “Bend-Gate”, with claims the iPhone 6 bent far too easily.”

“Now we wait for for the anti-Apple-anything crowd to concoct their latest FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt), claims about iPhone 6s and 6s Plus — and it may have just arrived,” Reschke writes. “Users are reporting gyroscope issues that are rendering some applications, such as Sky Guide, virtually useless. There were initial issues with the iPhone 5s having gyroscope issues, but both it and this issue look to be fixable with a simple API software update.”

“This is not a major hardware issue, nor does the gyroscope bug impact every app that uses it,” Reschke writes. “However, with desperate media and competitors out for Apple blood it may not take much to create, and I do mean create, out of virtual thin air, Apple’s next iPhone-Gate.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If not the gyroscope (BTDT six years ago), they* will concoct something.

*AAPL shorts, Apple-haters, Apple’s wannabe competitors

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