iPhone 5 problems
The launch of the Apple iPhone 5 only took place a few days ago, and we witnessed the craze around it, didn’t we! Unfortunately, reports about various problems with the new device have started coming and accumulating to form a most “ugly” mountain of complaints.
An increasingly widespread problem seems to be mainly affecting the black iPhone 5 and is being referred to as ‘Scuffgate’ or ‘Scratchgate.’ We have already told you that many new iPhone owners have been posting in forums to say that their phones were already damaged when they took them out of the box, or that they became scratched or scuffed after only very light use.
Now it seems that Apple has another build issue on its hands with the light leak problem. Many iPhone 5 owners complain that some of the white and silver models seem to have light leakage, occurring between the display glass and the aluminum antenna, around the power button where there may be a small crack. The BGR site does point out that users would never notice the problem unless using the iPhone 5 in low light or darkness. BGR has even provided a couple of photos showing the light leakage. See for yourself!
Cnet also discusses this latest iPhone 5 problem, as does the Apple support forums here. Cnet reminds us that this light leakage has been evident before on the iPad 2 and also on the iPhone 4 when using the camera. In those cases though there was also evidence of a yellowish tint, thought to be due to the glue used in assembly, although we haven’t heard this mentioned in this latest example of light leakage.
This problem has only just come to light, so it’s difficult to get an idea of just how many iPhone 5 units are affected with the light leakage flaw. Cnet has reached out to Apple for comment about this issue and if we hear about any response from Apple we’ll let you know.
With many complaining about the Apple Maps app on iOS 6 instead of Google Maps, and now, the ‘Scuffgate’ issue and this latest light leakage problem, Apple seems to be rather under fire at the moment.
However as we pointed out earlier we must remember that there are many happy iPhone users who are delighted with their latest smartphone purchase.