iPhone 5S motion sensor issues could be hardware related

By Shawn Knight · 12 replies
Oct 4, 2013
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  1. Apple’s latest flagship iPhone is selling at a record pace but widespread reports of problems with the phone’s internal motion sensors could spell trouble for Cupertino. Many are claiming the accelerometer, compass and gyroscope in the iPhone 5S are extremely...

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  2. bielius

    bielius TS Addict Posts: 214   +17

    If hardware is the case, ooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuch
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,038

    I would like a moment to be childish...

    "You're Holding it Wrong"

    Thank you ;)
    Levi Sterling, St1ckM4n and m4a4 like this.
  4. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +132

    This. Apple doesn't admit bugs, only user error or "features". Oh, and no returns. We will have to "repair" that for you at the same cost as a new phone.
  5. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    I find that there is always some aspect of their products that aren't properly tested...
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Watch their reply be "its your brain waves they are interfering with the device its not the phone"
    Levi Sterling likes this.
  7. As a recent switcher from an Iphone 4 to a Galaxy S4 I can assure you, I will never buy apple again
  8. I don't see how "improper factory calibration" could possibly be a "hardware related" problem. All that means is that with a simple software update the device can reissue the calibration command. I am not familiar enough with ios7 to know if it is something the user can simply do themselves or not. I do find it pretty amazing that Apple consistently fails to fully field test their products even though they see themselves as the brand that puts out only the best most polished devices.
  9. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    This is quite odd, I have yet to get one of these phones, but that is a major issue if its hardware related. Hopefully this can be fixed via software, but if it is hardware... Apple is in trouble as that would cost a fortune to the company.
  10. iPhones selling at a record pace? The latest numbers being crunched seem to suggest otherwise: 3-5 days on the 5s and an oversupply on the 5c only a couple of weeks after the release date. Hardware and software problems abound. And Apple has already issued a announced they are getting ready to release the iPhone 8.1. That should take care of everything.
  11. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    I've never considered using a phone as a level. I would actually use the proper tool for the job and make sure it's done right the 1st time.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    If it's hardware related, there's still a chance that the hardware is misreading by a value, not by a percentage. Through thorough testing, a patch could be issued to affected devices only to calibrate the software in regards to the value.

    If it's percentage, or random ...
  13. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    like a proper spirit level or a laser level. Devices useful for proving the accuracy of your iPhone!

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