Top 5 User Complaints About iPhone 5

Apple’s iPhone 5 broke records over the weekend, selling more than 5 million units. After a few days of putting the new smartphone through its paces, here are five gripes people have with the iPhone 5.

1. Scratches

Apple prides itself on making products that aren’t just functional but beautiful as well. But users are reporting that after having their iPhone 5s for only days, or even hours, the sheen on the sleek, aluminum phone is getting scratched up.

2. Lightning dock connector

Many longtime Apple users are irked at the company’s decision to use a smaller connector port, called Lightning, on the iPhone 5 and new iPods. With one fell swoop, that meant both a need for new power cords and that the new products won’t connect with older speaker systems, alarm clocks and other accessories. The fix? A $29 adapter (which costs $39 if you want a new cable with it). And even then, the adapter doesn’t support video or the “iPod out” function for transmitting some data from the devices.

3. The phone’s too light

One of Apple’s selling points for the new phone is that it’s the lightest smartphone ever. To some users, a phone without the usual heft feels suspiciously cheap, toylike.

4. Screen issues

One YouTube video shows what appear to be weird bubbles showing up on one part of the display screen when the user touches another. Threads on the Macrumors site also were filling up with people who said their screens started flickering just hours after getting their new phone.

5. Leaking light

Phones aren’t supposed to leak. But users on multiple forums are reporting that light from the screen appears to be showing through gaps around the iPhone 5’s antenna and power button. Users said Apple has been offering replacements.

Have you got your hands on the new iPhone 5 already? Feel free to share with us your own smartphone gripes!

Source: CNN

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What To Expect From iPhone 5

While no one outside of Apple’s inner circles know what it will be called — iPhone 5, newiPhone or something else altogether — all signs point to a new device on the market by the third week of September. OK, so what’s the iPhone 5 going to have, you ask? Let’s take a look at what we know and what we think we know.

Bigger screen

According to photos leaked to a few days ago, the new iPhone might be about 14 percent bigger, up to 4 inches in diameter. Apple will also pack more pixels on the taller screen, to ensure it’s still a “Retina” display — meaning its pixel density is so high the human eye is unable to distinguish individual dots.

Thinner body, bigger battery & new connector

The new screen — likely to be one of the biggest features in the iPhone 5 — will also be thinner, contributing to an even svelter smartphone, about 1.2mm. On a related note, rumor has it the iPhone will have an all-new housing with a full metal back, replacing the breakable glass on the iPhone 4S. As for the connectors, it seems the headphone jack has been moved from the top left of the phone to the bottom left, beside a small connector. Apple is changing to this smaller dock connector on all future iOS products, various sources say. A leaked photo acquired by 9to5Mac points to a bigger battery in the iPhone 5 — but not by much.

New wireless tech

Speaking of smaller, there’s talk (and photos) of a new nano SIM under the hood of iPhone 5 to give the iPhone cellular connectivity. Apple has been pushing for this as a standard for some time, so we’ll soon see if iPhone 5 is the first to house this new SIM card.

Will you be buying the next version of iPhone? Which of its rumored new features do you like best?

Source: Yahoo News

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