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

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.



via: VentureBeat 

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24 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

iOS 7 was so unfinished on the launch.

2. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 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.

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

6. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Haha - owned.

7. Sauce unregistered

Boom goes the dynamite

8. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 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/

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

15. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 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

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You missed this broski? http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/list I have a galaxy S4. (currently playing Deer hunter 2014)

17. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

20. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

21. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

22. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

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

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Owned him ninetysix. +1

19. User72042

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

Dude a mega +1

5. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

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

23. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

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

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

24. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Hey shatter, arent u glad u brought this up!

10. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 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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