The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have a gyro bug in AR apps, devs scrambling for a fix
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 28, 2015, 3:50 AM
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:
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here comes the iHaters, 3, 2, 1, GO!!!!
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 3:54 AM 2
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..
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 4:15 AM 14
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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.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 6:26 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 12:57 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 6:01 AM 3
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.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 4:11 AM 0
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They will fix the bugs! Apple bugs fixing track record still in good standing.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 4:27 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 4:37 AM 4
Who cares if there is a gyro bug, at least iPhones don't lag like lagdroids.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 4:58 AM 2
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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...
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 5:22 AM 8
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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)
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 6:27 AM 3
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