The iPhone 4S has satisfied quite a few people but as we realize they are in minority.There have been loads of complaints on this very product of Apple. This is not the caliber one expects in an iPhone.So lets have a look at what might eventually turnout to be Apple’s fall
Problems Encountered in the iPhone 4S…yet
- The initial attack was by “yellowgate” — reports of users who were seeing a golden tint on their screens.
- Then entered the “batterygate“; as Apple eventually admitted, some of the location services in iOS 5 (which comes pre-loaded on the iPhone 4S) were causing the battery to drain faster than normal.
- To add to all this last week Siri, the ever jubiliant intelligent voice assistant baked into the iPhone 4S, was unable to connect to its servers for the better part of a day and thus turning out to be not so jubiliant, intelligent or humorous.
- On the other hand to top it all of a growing number of iPhone 4S users have found a significant audio bug: A vary sad inability for the users to hear the person at the other end.
But do not worry my friends the audio bug does not affect all calls and once you have finally realized that the bug is effective (after a huge silence from the other end or continuous meaningless yelling from yours) in a particular call it can easily be remedied by plugging in a headset, they say, or pressing the mute button twice, or disabling Siri. I hope that Apple realizes these remedies does not make it any less annoying — and the number of iPhone 4S users affected by it appears to be on the rise.
There is already a discussion thread on Apple’s website featuring 34 pages of notes from affected users, with new commenters chiming in daily. The issue appears to reach all service providers; AT&T and Verizon customers in the US are affected, as are users in the UK and Australia. A[art from that discussion there is also a Facebook Group called “iPhone 4S Outgoing Call No Audio” — a sure sign that the problem is crossing the threshold from “bug” to “meme.”
Ok so technically speaking we are at a stage where we are still not sure if this is a software or hardware problem. Installing the developer beta of iOS 5.01 just goes invain as it has been reported that it doesn’t fix the issue. Some suggest it is a bug in some iPhone 4S earpieces, and that exchanging the faulty phone at an Apple Store does the trick.
Apple has been contacted based on this iPhone issue but still, this is far below par. Have Apple and iPhone accepted to fall along with Steve Jobs? Is Tim Cook a bad choice by Jobs? The iPhones form the elite group of smartphones, to see such a bug in it is truly disheartening.