iPhone 5: Not All That Perfect? Things People Hate about Apple’s Smartphone
Sep 27, 2012 04:22 PM EDT
We all know that Apple's latest iPhone sold over five million units. After months of anticipation, the Cupertino company finally launched the iPhone 5 on 12 September. But now that iPhone 5 is out there, and at least five million people own one- would it be right to say the iPhone 5 is world's best smartphone yet? Well although many techies across the Internet think the iPhone 5 is the best smartphone out there, there are a bunch of people who disagree.
Here are six problems people have cited about the iPhone 5:
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1) Prone to Scratches: CNN reports that many consumers have complained that the new aluminum body is prone to being easily scratched. Some iPhone 5 users have said that within hours of their purchase, they notice marks on the back of the new smartphone. M.J. Godsey from ifixit.com posted this video on Youtube, she refers to the new "scuffability" as the "brewing scandal called Scuff-gate."
2) Maps: New Apple devices, including the iPhone 5, all possess the new iOS6 system - but the new iOS6 has replaced Google Maps with its own GPS device. And the new mapping program has been making a lot of Apple users unhappy. According to the Huffington Post, Apple users are complaining that the new map has mislabeled towns and places. The most unbearable flaw with the new system is that it fails to show transit locations. The report by the Huffington Post calls the new application "terrible."
3) Dock Connector: Ok even though this not a real complaint, many consumers feel that by replacing the new dock-connector, they are forced to spend unnecessary money on new cords and new accessories. And not just that! But all their other Apple cords and accessories have now been relegated useless.
4)Leaks Light? MacRumors reported that light has been seeping through the glass-panel and the body. Some have even complained that the light has been leaking through the power button and the antenna. According to CNN, "it's happening on one of its phones and shows light streaming out of a small crack beneath the power button. The report said the leak is only visible in low light. Users said Apple has been offering replacements."
5) Much Too Thin and Light: Wasn't this supposed to be Apple's selling point? Apple took pride in the new thinner and lighter iPhone 5, apparently as per various reports including ones by Gizmodo, CNN and Huffington Post, many customers are not pleased that their phone doesn't feel life a phone, but rather a toy or a make-believe device. CNN reports "To some users, a phone without the usual heft feels suspiciously cheap," CNN was quick to discover consumer complaints on Twitter regarding this odd problem. One Consumer Tweeted, "Can I be honest and say I wish the iPhone 5 was slightly thicker and heavier. Hate thin phones!"