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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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