“Four days ago, I tested my iPhone 5S sensors and found that the phone’s level and gyroscope sensors were reporting anomalous data, data that was very different from what my iPhone 5 was reporting — and different from what other, analog sensors, such as a simple mechanical bubble level, were telling me9,” John Koetsier reports for VentureBeat.
“Today, after no comments from Apple, I also tested my iPhone 5C and discovered similar issues,” Koetsier reports. “The sensors in the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C are simply not accurate. At least, not in my models, and certainly not in the models of others on Apple support forums, or in Gizmodo’s testing.”
“I’ve been in touch with an Apple representative on these issues, and received responses, but Apple has not released a statement on the issue, or given any guidance on what might be happening here — whether it’s a software issue, a calibration issue, or the worst-case scenario: damaged sensor hardware,” Koetsier reports. “Unfixable sensor problems would put a dent in Apple’s reputation as the company that sweats the small stuff to get every last detail right.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Joe Architect” for the heads up.]
Sensorgate: iPhone 5s sensor malfunctions may be widespread (with video) – October 4, 2013