Nov 20 2013
Well, another year has passed and of course Apple has updated their iPhones in September with the advent of the 5C and the 5S. While most of the S series phones over the years have been fairly stable, this latest version has left a bad taste in a few consumers mouths. Even our own in-house models of the phone have been less then stellar.
The first of these glitches comes in the form of the Camera. The new 8 megapixel camera was supposed to be the best iPhone camera yet. However, software issues with iOS 7.x have left the camera looking like the Hubble space telescope before they fixed the lenses. Photots taken with the camera are blurry and the focus on the unit seems to be constantly unable to focus on any one item within a picture. Several users have also reported that their iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 have had the same issue once they upgraded to iOS 7.
Another issue with the new iPhone 5S is the newly installed fingerprint reading technology. Supposedly, this technology was supposed to add one more layer of security for the users, however, it has left many users locked out of their phones.
Battery life with the iPhone 5S units here in-house have been less than desirable with the battery draining with average use at just over 26 hours. This issue seems to be much like that of early iPhone 4 series models where software issues were causing the iPhone to run down within a very short time.
With each generation of the iPhone, new items are added and some highly touted features are routinely adjusted, yet with the 5S the main selling points of the iPhone have left many questioning why they purchased the new phone and some even threatening to return them to Apple.