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Is 5S accelerometer issue going to be fixed?

397 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2013 10:22 AM by paulcb RSS
Rob A. Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Oct 21, 2013 9:10 AM

I was about to upgrade my iPhone 4S to the 5S until I discovered the Accelerometer bug here: http://gizmodo.com/heres-why-the-iphone-5s-accelerometer-is-so-screwed-up-144596 6306 .  As I understand it, Apple switched to a Bosch unit that is 4X less accurate than what is currently in the iPhone 5 and my 4S.  I believe the switch was done because the Bosch unit used less power (4X less accurate so that makes sense it uses less power, lower frequency sampling).

 

This problem obviously can't be fixed via software or OS updates so it appears to be hardware ONLY fix.

 

I went to an Apple retail (and a Verizon store) store to find out if they hand any iPhone 5S in stock.  They said no and indicated a 2-3 week minium before they expect to see any new shipments.

 

So my questions:

 

1.  Are the shipment delays realted to fixing the Accelerometer (replacing the Bosch unit)?

2.  If no, Is Apple going to try to "mask" the problem via software updates similar to how they approached the iPhone 4 antenna problem?

 

Please don't take this into the "speculation" process, Apple obviously know about it as do most of the world.  And Apple obviously know if they are going to fix it and/or address it with a masked solution.  Please no Apple fanatic responses, just the facts please.  I can wait for the iPhone 6 if nothing is going to get fixed in  the 5S.

 

Rob

  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,835 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to Rob A.)

    Just the facts, and yet your entire summary is based on one tech blog post?

     

    Apple has said nothing official about any of this, so nobody here could possible know anything about what is a problem or not, nor what is or is not being done about anything.  Nobody here has any special insider Apple access, and if anyone did, they'd be unable to share any such information anyway.

     

    Rather than fuel yet even more rumors and factless speculation, why not wait and see what actually transpires?

  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,835 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 9:29 AM (in response to Rob A.)

    I have not reported this thread or made any attempt to have it deleted - again, your speculation running rampant.

     

    But you ask for Apple's stance about all this, and NOBODY from Apple actually posts here - so all this thread can possible do is generate rumor and speculation.  It is impossible for any factual information to appear here as nobody here has any facts from Apple  and if they did know anything, they could not share it on these forums.

     

    So your whole post smacks of nothing more than trolling for controversy, or to generate some smug sense of self-satisfaction.

     

    'Bye now, I'm  done here.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to Rob A.)

    My question was is the problem going to be addressed or masked?

    No one here (or anywhere else on the web) can answer any of your questions since 1) Apple is the only one that knows and they never tell and 2) we're all users just like yourself... how would we know what Apple's doing?

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to Rob A.)

    Apple mods respond here regarding forum issues and tech support questions.  Apple never responds directly here regarding issues such as yours, i.e. defective hardware, IOS, etc.

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