Though some issues are user-specific, there are others that have been noted by the mass. Let’s have a look at the five most common gripes people are facing with their iPhone 5:
1. Messy and incorrect Maps App
For the first time, Apple replaced the Google Maps app with its own app to locate cities and map directions. But unfortunately, its Maps app proved to be a complete mess. Users have complained that the new app mislabels cities, fails to locate address, and is unable to provide transit directions. This had made people to rely on Google maps to get directions.
2. Finicky Wi-Fi
There are problems with the Wi-Fi networks as well. Some people, on Apple forum, have complained that their iPhone 5 is unable to find Wi-Fi networks. While others report that their iPhone 5 is able to connect to the Wi-Fi only for brief periods throughout the day.
3. Leaky light
Users, on multiple forums, are reporting that in their iPhone 5, the light from the screen appears to leak through the top right corner of the screen.
4. Flickering screen
Many users have also complained of wired bubbles appearing on one part of the screen when they touch the other side. Some users have also reported that their iPhone 5 screen starts to flicker.
5. Draining battery
Complaints about poor battery backup have also flooded the Apple discussion forums. People have complained of losing 40% of the fully-charged battery in about one hour.
With all these issues cropping up during the initial days of release, Apple iPhone 5 has experienced a dip in its popularity. But what’s the reason behind it? Has Apple failed to meet user’s expectations with iPhone 5? Is the dream seen by Steve Jobs fading away? Or is just the unrealistic expectations of customers that are killing the iPhone 5’s popularity? What do you think? Do let us know…