By Christian Zibreg on Oct 22, 2012
If a growing thread on Apple’s discussion forum is anything to go by, a bunch of iPhone 5 owners continue to complain about an annoying flickering thing which apparently manifests itself when the software keyboard pops up on the App Store password entry dialog box.
A report out this morning first suggested that an incremental iOS 6.0.1 update, said to have entered testing, will fix this and other issues plaguing the iOS 6 software. iDB has now received another confirmation that a fix is in the works, via an alleged email exchange between a reader and Apple’s SVP Scott Forstall who’s in charge of the iOS platform… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 19, 2012
In what appears to be a repeat of the DST software bug – and we’ve been here plenty of times before - some owners of Apple’s new iPhone 5 report that their handset is showing incorrect time and/or day. Several people on Apple’s discussion forum decribe their device as displaying times and dates that are days, even weeks, ahead or behind actual ones. The issue appears to manifest itself on devices that have automatic date and time setting feature enabled. Specifically, owners of a Verizon iPhone 5 appear to be affected the most… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 11, 2012
A few weeks ago, early iPhone 5 adopters started complaining of a purple haze in their photos taken with the handset. Apple responded to the issue, saying that users could remedy this by repositioning the phone.
But if that isn’t good enough for you, you might be interested to hear that Fotodiox, an Illinois-based case-maker, has created an iPhone 5 case that it claims will eliminate the purple flare. Meet the camHoodie… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 8, 2012
Following the purple haze camera issue, the WiFi bug affecting cellular data usage, Scuffgate, Mapgate, light leaks and other teething problems, some early adopters are now reporting a new glitch related to the iPhone 5′s virtual keyboard.
Apparently, it’s randomly inconveniencing an unknown proportion of users whose device exhibits an annoying glitch where some parts of the keyboard show random noise and broken lines, like old TV sets attuned to the snow white frequency… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 7, 2012
In addition to the back panel scratching and light leak complaints, early iPhone 5 purchasers have spotted another flaw in Apple’s latest handset: a purple haze or halo is appearing in some photos taken with its rear camera.
Over the past few weeks, users have been reporting that when the iPhone 5′s iSight camera is pointed at or near a bright light source, a purple flare appears in the photo. And this weekend, Apple responded to the issue… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 3, 2012
Since its release two weeks ago, Apple has taken an enormous amount of criticism over iOS 6. The bulk of the heat has come over the new, so-called inferior Maps application, but there have also been complaints of Wi-Fi and App Store issues.
In fact, according to a new report today, some major companies are urging their employees not to update their iOS devices to the new firmware. But it’s not because of Maps or Wi-Fi problems. It has to do with a major Exchange bug… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 24, 2012
In addition to discovering aluminum is softer than glass, some iPhone 5 users are now reporting issues with light leaks. It’s unclear whether this is a minor manufacturing issue affecting a small portion of users or a widespread problem. People may not even be aware that their device is leaking light as this becomes apparent only in low-light situations and for many it’s not even a biggie. Did you spot light leaking out of your iPhone 5? Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 20, 2012
Since updating my iPhone 4S to iOS 6, I’ve been having problems with the App Store. Specifically, when I was in the Passbook application and clicked the App Store portal, I was met with the following error: “Cannot connect to iTunes Store.”
As it turns out, I’m not the only one having this problem. A thread has started in Apple’s support forums regarding the issue, and it has already garnered 5,000 views. Luckily, it appears that some folks have managed to come up with a fix… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2012
Like other sites, we’ve been getting a lot of tips this evening that Wi-Fi in iOS 6 is acting up. Several of our readers have informed us that their Wi-Fi quit working after attempting to connect to a faulty Apple page shortly after updating to the latest version of iOS.
Don’t worry, the problem has been pinpointed. As explained by developer Steve Streza, iOS devices are programmed to ping a test URL upon connecting to a Wi-Fi network to see if it’s protected by a “captive portal.” And that test page has been down all afternoon… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 5, 2012
Something went amiss in Apple’s application stores for iPhone and Mac apps, causing newly updated apps to crash. Users are reporting that a number of popular apps quit immediately upon loading, though this issue only seems to affect freshly updated software.
Newly updated versions of Instapaper, Readdle Scanner Pro and Angry Birds Space HD Free have all been accused of crashing upon being updated to the latest version.
Instapaper developer Marco Arment pinpoints the issue over at his blog to a likely server bug with the App Store’s content distribution network. Apple has yet to acknowledge the problem or issue a statement… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 28, 2012
A report from China claims Apple is facing a battery challenge in the development of the next iPhone. It’s unclear whether this affects the planned October release, but apparently one of Apple’s Taiwanese suppliers is having issues meeting requirements for the iPhone 5 battery.
Power-consuming 4G radios, a speedier processor and graphics and a taller display packing in more pixels will all require more juice so it remains to be seen if the next iPhone will be able to maintain decent battery life, especially given the iPhone 4S’s disappointing battery performance… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 6, 2012
Yesterday, we informed you of a bunch of Wi-Fi connection issues some owners of the new iPad continue to experience with their device, including intermittent connectivity, slow data speeds and inability to see Wi-Fi networks. Unfortunately, more network-related woes have been discovered.
Since last week, an unknown subset of international users have been reporting trouble connecting to 3G cellular networks with their 4G LTE iPad. Interesting enough, Apple appears to have deleted a thread at their Support Communities website that by this morning has already ballooned to well over a hundred posts.
Here’s what folks are saying… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 5, 2012
Experiencing Wi-Fi problems with your new iPad? Apparently you’re not alone. According to a recent report from 9to5Mac, hundreds of new iPad owners have taken to Apple’s online support forums complaining of the issue.
In fact, the site has gotten its hands on an internal Apple memo (above) that instructs retail employees to “capture” affected devices — meaning send them in to Apple for inspection — and replace them under warranty… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 23, 2012
Have you recently been having problems with your Apple TV not downloading iTunes content? Well if so, you’re not alone. TheNextWeb is reporting that Apple has just confirmed that it is experiencing some issues with its iTunes service.
The problem is accompanied by an error message that reads “this item cannot be downloaded on this network, you must be connected to a Wi-Fi network,” and is preventing folks from downloading or streaming content to their Apple TVs… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 22, 2012
When Apple unveiled its new tablet earlier this month, the consensus seemed to be that it would continue to work with all iPad 2 Smart Covers. After all, the new iPad’s frontside dimensions are identical to its predecessors.
But apparently that isn’t the case. As noted by iLounge, the new iPad uses a slightly different magnet system that causes some newer Smart Covers, and similar third party magnet-driven cases, not to work properly… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 5, 2012
Apple launched its latest handset, the iPhone 4S, in October of last year. And while the company seems to have corrected the infamous antenna problem, the device has still had its fair share of issues.
From its poor battery life — which is more than likely iOS 5 related — to its Sprint data speed troubles, users have had multiple complaints regarding the handset. And now it looks like we can add another problem to the list… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 18, 2011
Apple has had its hands full with iPhone 4S issues over the past month. There’s been reports of poor battery performance (associated with iOS 5), audio echoing during phone calls, and connection issues with both Wi-Fi and 3G networks.
Now it appears that another problem with the device has surfaced in Apple’s discussion boards. One support forum is filled with iPhone 4S users that are getting frequent “No SIM card installed” errors, rendering their smartphones practically useless… Read More