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    News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    "The colour purple, the life and trials of a young African American woman iPhone 5" what? :-) On more important note.. Overall I don't see why so many people are mad about this new phone. Yes its nice and OS is pleasant but its not all that functional and camera quality is certainly nothing new if not old. From what I have seen from already criticised and not even released Nokia 920 it is a very decent device. Hardware and software wise. I remember when I got my hands on Nokia 800 - very pleasant surprise and unique experience compared to Android and iOS. Maybe these Apple 'troubles' will convince some people to look around. Not every touch screen phone is iPhone and not every rounded edge tablet is iPad. Just saying..

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    thank god i didnt purchase the Iphone 5. only Apple sheep would camp out over night just to get a buggy phone with minimal benefits over the 4S.

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    Chromatic aberrations (or "that purple issue")

    I've seen other comparisons with the 5 and the 4S where the 5 is actually slightly better. And someone needs to read up on sapphire glass, it is colourless, used in countless lenses and does not add a purple or any other colour tint to an image.

    http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/09/...flaw-not-fast/

    More on chromatic aberrations - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_fringing

    It has been noted by others that that purple discolouration goes way over and above what is described in the Wikipedia article, so could really be something else rather than a lens issue, perhaps with the sensor instead.

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    Very hard to tell from that example - there's a lens flare which is caused by internal reflection, so could be an extra protective layer, just a slightly different angle of sun. Chromatic aberrations on the other hand are quite common as you increase aperture size, so if they've provided a brighter lens you might expect more CA (and if the lens is bigger/has less shading then you'd also get more flare).

    Rarely a problem in practise, because you don't shoot that kind of angle with the sun in if you can help it - both shots are bad.

    edit: DPreview find it's not CA at all:
    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/686...one-5-camera/3
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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    I seem to recall my HTC HD2 having some purple tint to it and it was down to the sensor or something, it was no where near as bad as this mind! Pretty shoddy from a company that always prides itself on quality and attention to detail!.
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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    Welcome to the WiFi problem club, I haven't been able to use my Netgear DGN1000 with my 4S since I got it. The stupid phone kills the router and I cant swap it out.
    TBH I'm moving away from apple I think for my next phone, the 5 does not look hot and I dont want a fixed 5S. Not after this wreak that is the 4S.

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    Wow, the camera thing is quite disappointing.

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    Mega ouch, will stay with my wildfire.

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    After seeing this video I scuffed my Samsung Galaxy S11 with the corner of a wood chisel and guess what..... not a mark, so then I skimmed over the screen with my Angle Grinder and again not a mark, I completed my tests by placing my Galaxy S11 on the tarmac road and had 2.5 tons of building hardcore which I am using for landscaping dumped on it.....several hours later after manually humping all the hardcore round the back of my house I finally came to my phone and guess what....the heap of junk was smashed to bits......just goes to show if you want things to stay looking nice sometimes you just have to be a little careful.

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    And someone needs to read up on sapphire glass, it is colourless, used in countless lenses and does not add a purple or any other colour tint to an image.
    Wrong.

    Also CAs are very different.

    But most sapphire glass has a tint to it. Hell my B&R on my wrist right now has noticeable tinges when you shine light on it the right way, and have a greesy finger print on it.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    They should start shipping these with a XO Skin. Or at least send one out to fill in scratches to anyone with a black iphone

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    Quote Originally Posted by Defiant View Post
    Welcome to the WiFi problem club, I haven't been able to use my Netgear DGN1000 with my 4S since I got it. The stupid phone kills the router and I cant swap it out.
    Isn't that mainly a problem with the router? Whatever the iPhone is doing, a phone shouldn't be able to screw up a router!

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    I would not be training a two year old to trash phones..

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    Re: News - iPhone 5 problems roundup; camera, Wi-Fi, scratching...

    This phone likely demonstrates what we can expect from the future performance of Apple.

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