Apple is facing more technical problems with their new iPhone 5 after users discovered problems with the Wi-Fi connector and others complained that the device “rattled” when shaken.Apple Australia has refused to comment on the company’s problems, despite spinning out stories on the success of the new device which according to thousands of new owners has “woeful” mapping” and for some the device has arrived scratched out of the box.
The catalogue of complaints is mounting for Apple who has also moved to cut back their free iCloud storage allocation from 20GB to 5GB.
Users have also complained of confused weather reports from the voice-activated Siri assistant and reports of light ‘bleeding’ out from the side of the phone. There are also reports of the device having a battery problem with some owners claiming their batteries drain within hours.
US website Ars Technica collated a variety of bugs from Apple users, largely sourced from Apple’s support forums. They claim the Internet is flooded with iPhone 5 owners’ complaints about their new smartphones arriving scratched straight out of the box.
Several users have accused Apple of price gouging after the Company ‘added [an] authentication chip’ to the new iPhone 5 cable to stop third-parties making cheaper versions. In Australia Apple charge $35 for its own adapter.
Ars Technica claim if just one per cent of the first batch of phones has an error, that is still 50,000 defective handsets in the market.
Some users are reporting problems with connecting to secured Wi-Fi networks – with connections either being blocked or running slowly. Users on the Apple forums suggest this is a software issue which will be resolved with new firmware updates.
For those who use Siri for their weather updates, many users are finding that the voice-activated personal assistant is mixing up its cities.
Ars Technica has warned users that Apple will no longer be offering 20GB of free space when they sign up to iCloud – instead the space is being restricted to just five gigabytes. Above the 5GB Apple wants to charge users.