The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have a gyro bug in AR apps, devs scrambling for a fix


Apple's new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have a new M9 co-processor that serves as a distribution center for all the digital information coming from the phones' various sensors, including the gyro. The iPhone 6s uses the same InvenSense 6-axis gyroscope and Bosch Sensortec 3-axis accelerometer that were working fine in the previous iPhone edition, but here they are presenting a problem, at least with some third-party augmented reality apps.

Users have been reporting that while trying to watch the night sky, they used an AR app called Sky Guide that lays over stars and constellations names and positions. On the iPhone 6s, however, this map sort of floats all over the place, indicating bad communication between the input from the gyro/accelerometer, and the app's code. 

Apple's default software, like Maps, doesn't experience this, while other third-party AR app makers complained that they have the same issues reported only on the new iPhone 6s, so it's a matter of buggy APIs, which hopefully will be fixed by Apple soon. In the meantime, don't shake your iPhone 6s uncontrollably when an AR app is all over the place, the problem is likely software-related. Here's the statement from the makers of Sky Guide:


source: AppleInsider

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34 Comments

1. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

here comes the iHaters, 3, 2, 1, GO!!!!

3. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Geez do they ever get anything right?!?!?

6. MSi_GS70 unregistered

It is NOT bout haters.. it is bout how everybody thinks that apple is quality company but in reality IT ISN'T ! They hiding crap under fake nice hood .. ! Every iphone release they had f-ed up something ..That means they do not test their products poor quality section .. And you know that but u won't admit..

26. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This sort of thing happens once in a while. The issue is that they probably tried to make the public API functions more efficient/effective and ended up breaking something along the line. The system apps aren't affected because they talk straight to the private functions which the public functions are abstracted over (hence why system apps usually run better than public apps). This usually gets fixed fast once known, likely in 9.1 or something.

38. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, a lot of people don't hate Apple as a company or their products, but rather their marketing stunts and whatnot to make Apple products look like they descended from heaven. This...is what I am tired off personally, no, their products are products on par with ever other electronic product released, heck their computers use the same hardware as normal pc's do now. iPhone's are made with cheaper components then most other products, and they charge a gigantic premium for the pretty shell that is around those components. "But Apple beat x in the benchmarks!" - Yeah, and its been proven time and time again that benchmark data is easily manipulated, even cheated with, and real world performance in non apple apps does not see many of the claimed boosts.

9. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

it has a bug alright. It's called iOS

21. dimas

Posts: 3404; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You and your isheep logic. If you paid $600+ for a phone, wouldn't you be mad if your device is faulty? They're posing iphones as premium device with premium price so these problems should only be present on $100 gadgets. Every consumer have the right to complain if they're being underpromised, be it apple or android.

24. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Correctly said

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So taking about a device when it has issues makes you a hater? or do you just like insulting people for a living?

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Guess what, we now know the changelog of iOS 9.1

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Come on Apple, what the hell am I gonna do now - I can't use augmented reality apps. What's the point of having a smartphone at all now? Pointless! That's it, I'm switching to android - I gotta have my daily dose of improperly shaped baby dancing on my coffee table.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

They will fix the bugs! Apple bugs fixing track record still in good standing.

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

As of now they have not fixed the big open door that make it so I can see all your images and edit all your contacts without your phones password if I get contact with your phone

37. Batman_MTHRFCKR

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

And I can track your car and will f**k your tires next time you go to the store...

32. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol You isheep even suck at sarcasm. Are you capable of doing anything right?

5. kasemapiwat

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

The same problem from 4s. Just wondering why. Bus as we know apple are fast at working.

7. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Gyros plate... I mean gyros gate.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Gyros.

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

First the camera overheating problem, and now this crap? I'm not even going to bash Apple...way too easy. But I'll bash the idiots that stood in line for this garbage and didn't wait to see if there were any issues with the product. Blind, trusting fools. Software is one thing, hardware is another. Anybody who immediately buys a tech device without waiting for reviews is a moron, and anyone who actually waits in line for hours (days?) for an untested, unproven, new device is exponentially so. Particularly Apple fans, who seem to care more about image, status, hype, and popularity than considering buying a smarthphone that actually just works without glitches or bugs or hardware failures.

13. SnakєBoyVincentLiu unregistered

Who cares if there is a gyro bug, at least iPhones don't lag like lagdroids.

15. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

You're trolling it wrong.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

So it's ok for the new iPhones to have issues like overheating and this issue here, as well as iOS 9 needing update (9.1) to fix the software bugs just after mere weeks of the release of iOS 9, but that's ok because there's no "lag".... Smh at your !Tard logic. You definitely got smacked real hard in the head by that RDF Apple produces...

19. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Don't get serious on that troll. He/She/whatever is here just to provide some fun. Though gets too weird sometimes.

22. SnakєBoyVincentLiu unregistered

I'm not trolling, I am speaking the truth

27. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple is just following the other brands, the iphones are not topnotch anymore, it becomes more and more clear that Apple is a crappy money sucking company! And you are a joke just like your name (SnakєBoyVincentLiu)

29. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

ha ha ha ... now it seems that you are a trolling bug

30. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

iOS 9.0.1

28. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

your trolling is laughable...

31. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Maybe you need to go look up on YouTube, Lagging iphones and watch the videos. They lag, wake up and don't be so brainwashed by apple.

36. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lmao.

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