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Now confirmed: iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c 'Sensor-gate' is a thing of the past

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Now confirmed: iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c 'Sensor-gate' is a thing of the past

About half a month ago, we first brought you a curious little story on the state of the sensors on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and more specifically – their utter unreliability. This being Apple we're talking about, the issue was quickly drummed up on the interwebs. It wasn't long afterward until we actually found that the culprit behind the issue is a new component that Apple has chosen to source from a different company this time around. Said precision device had a considerably higher bias than its predecessor, meaning that in some cases, your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c could be off by as much as 4 or 5 degrees – a pretty big deal for gaming among others.


At the time we noted that Cupertino was being awfully silent on the issue that the community quickly marked as 'sensor-gate' (after the famous 'antenna-gate' of 2010). Luckily for all involved, Apple appears to have been working hard all along on a fix and the solution is now a reality as of the latest iOS 7.0.3 update, as we noted yesterday. Of course, what's better than a change-log is actual proof, and some corners of the web immediately cried foul, prompting us to go ahead and check for ourselves. Luckily for (almost) all involved, the fix does indeed alleviate the problem – whereas an iPhone 5s unit previously had a tilt to the effect of about 3-degrees, it now shows the far more acceptable 0.2-degrees as you can see. VentureBeat's John Koetsier has also felt the need for prudence and has provided a great shot that perfectly demonstrates the before and after of sensor-gate.


iPhone 5s after the update, perfectly level

iPhone 5s after the update, perfectly level


via: VentureBeat 

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posted on 23 Oct 2013, 09:37 16

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2218; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


iOS 7 was so unfinished on the launch.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 09:44 3

2. improv (Posts: 95; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


I would disagree. iOS 7 improved tremendously from it's early beta stages to its release. Now it's working on the little tweaks and bugs that people haven't noticed or didn't have in the beta stages and that makes sense because there is a larger group of people to notice the small things.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 09:52 15

3. Shatter (Posts: 1966; Member since: 29 May 2013)


That's funny none of my 4 android devices currently have any bugs or problems. Nexus 4, zp980, lg l9 and original nexus 7.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 10:03 16

4. Ninetysix (Posts: 1357; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Enjoy.

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/list

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Experiencing-bugs-with-Android-4.3--You-are-not-alone-heres-a-list-of-some-issues_id46024

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/08/02/android-4-3-bug-list-continues-to-grow/

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 10:26 2

6. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Haha - owned.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 10:30 1

7. Sauce (unregistered)


Boom goes the dynamite

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 10:54 5

8. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1551; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Sooo issues with a few bluetooth keyboards and a hang at boot (2 bugs). Yet iOS 7 has 19+ nice try troll

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ios-7-problems/

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:05 2

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Don't even join the battle because you'll quickly lose I can guarantee you that.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:09 4

11. Ninetysix (Posts: 1357; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Delusional if you think Androd only has 2 freaking bugs...LOL try hundreds and hundreds. Different bugs for different devices as well.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 12:07 4

15. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1551; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I'm not saying there are only 2, i know Android has more but your posts only specify 2 big ones, I don't see PA making any articles about the so called hundreds of little ones across the hundreds of different models using all kind of different versions...Maybe you are getting motion sickness from your iPhone, take a break

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 12:11 1

16. Ninetysix (Posts: 1357; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


You missed this broski?

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/list

I have a galaxy S4. (currently playing Deer hunter 2014)

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 12:17 5

17. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1551; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Nope i just dismissed it because those are anomalies compared to everyone experiencing the bug infested joke that is iOS 7. The fact is Apple only has less than 10 iDevices to manage and they can't even get those right.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 12:28 2

18. Ninetysix (Posts: 1357; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Please don't make me link a few more bugs. You can search them yourself.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 12:47 2

20. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1551; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Fair enough, but for someone who uses one of the best devices out there, a Galaxy S4 you sure have a lot of hate for Android.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 12:52 1

21. Ninetysix (Posts: 1357; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I don't hate android :) Was simply correcting Shatter. He implied that none of his devices have bugs/problems/potential problems.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 14:09 1

22. quakan (Posts: 1140; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


iOS 7 works great for the majority of its users. The bug stories are news for us as well.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:14 2

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Owned him ninetysix. +1

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 12:33

19. User72042 (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


Dude a mega +1

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 10:05 8

5. rantao333 (Posts: 192; Member since: 21 May 2013)


too bad, my all of my android devices currently have many bugs, i guess u are just lucky

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 14:45

23. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Same here. A few are there in iOS7 too though, but nothing that really bothers me.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:13 3

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah rite, no phone or platform in existence is 100% issue free 100% of the time. There's no way on earth you'll get us to buy that one, a true techie wouldn't even post a lie like that, but a fanboy would. This is something I expect form EclipseGSX.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:20 1

14. nctx77 (Posts: 440; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Oh it has problems. Android problems just don't get publicized like Apple products. That's a fact. Android and Apple are held to two different standards my friend.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 14:46

24. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Hey shatter, arent u glad u brought this up!

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:09

10. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1089; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


did you know you can make the iOS7 homescreen by using Microsoft word

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZp7BvQJnU8

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