iPhone 5, iOS 6: 10 Factors That Need Rapid Improvement
Apple is one of the more fascinating companies in the technology space. Unlike so many other producers of mobile devices and computers, Apple has found a way to get the market to love each and every device and software solution it launches. With each review, Apple products earn praise. With each purchase, Apple has found another loyal customer that will continue to buy its products for years to come. To some consumers, Apple can do no wrong and that means Apple’s hardware and software can’t be anything but perfect. But once one steps outside the Apple reality distortion field, they start to realize that the company’s products are by no means perfect. In fact, they come with a variety of issues and odd omissions that would usually be enough to annoy any consumer or enterprise user. The same holds true with Apple’s latest launches, the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. Combined, the two products deliver a really great experience. But when taken as stand-alone products, several issues emerge that will annoy some folks and make others simply scratch their heads. Simply put, neither the iPhone 5 nor iOS 6 is perfect. It’s about time these issues are highlighted just as much as all of their virtues are. This eWEEK slide show examines some of the issues affecting the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.
iPhone 5: A Barely Improved Camera
It’s often ignored, but the iPhone’s camera is perhaps one of its most important features. There’s just one problem: according to reviewers, the iPhone 5’s rear camera is about the same option found in the iPhone 4S. That’s unacceptable, especially when the 41-megapixel PureView camera from Nokia is on the market.