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Uh yeah, it has a lens, so if you want to point it near the sun you need the shade it with a hood or your hand. So yeah, you ARE doing it wrong.
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post #42 of 269
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Originally Posted by Remonster View Post

Some people experience some of these problems, you make it sound like all iPhones have all of these problems. I have a 5 and don't have a single one of these problems and actually, of the dozens of people I know who already have theirs, exactly zero of them have noticed any of these issues. The only truly widespread issue as far as I'm concerned is the black anodized coating coming off on the black iPhone 5. This isn't really a defect or quality control issue, it's a property of the material and coating they chose (aluminum chips and scratches very easily) but the thing that gets me mad is they could have simply chosen another material. Apple is so obsessed with thinness and lightness even though almost no one in the real world cares, why not make the iPhone 5 out of stainless steel (or whatever) have it be a few grams heavier but much more robust? My 5 is white and has no issues (since it isn't anodized) but my brother had a black one for one day before it had noticeable scuffs and chips, in fact it came out of the box with two small bits of black already chipped off.
The screen and light leaking problems are obviously manufacturing defects so the factories need to tighten up their quality control and Apple should definitely get on their case about that. I don't really know much about the wifi or 4G problems, haven't had any problems myself and haven't really read up on the issues so I can't comment on that but the overall fact is Apple has already sold several million iPhone 5s and there are bound to be quite a few faulty ones in that batch.
I will say that I don't remember any past iPhones having quite as many issues as the 5 does and the recent versions of OS X have been buggier and quite a lot more annoying than they used to be so I do fear that Apple doesn't take the quality of its products as seriously as it should. That was the one and only reason I was ever willing to spend the money to buy (a ton of) their products. And while I'm ranting, why does EVERYTHING I do in iOS6 involve some sort of pop up or warning? "turning on wifi will improve bla bla bla" every time I try to use the Maps, for example? Get the hell out of my way! rolleyes.gif

It actually is a quality control issue. They're clearly doing something very wrong with the anodizing process. Anodized aluminum DOES NOT chip THAT easily.... anodizing is supposed to make the surface tougher anyways.
 
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post #43 of 269
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

Very first sentence of his post was "every camera and every lens has an issue".
IPhone 4 and 5 are different cameras, different lenses, different issues...

so, what is the issue with iphone 4's camera?
post #44 of 269
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

The problem here is that if there is even a small problem with Apple devices you got to make a News thread. All phones have problems. For example my GNex Screen is terrible @ Low Brightness. As long as there will be a Next iPhone or any other device the present one will not be perfect or then you would have no reason to upgrade.
Not to mention the burn in, which is even more annoying. No one warned me about that.
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post

And the fact that the iP4 and 4S capture very little detail by today's standards is irrelevant? There's no such thing as a perfect lens. There are always tradeoffs. Otherwise there would be no reason for DSLRs to have 500 different lens choices.
Apple's choice gave their camera the best sharpness and dynamic range of any cell phone camera, at the cost of having some bad lens flare. That is all.
This coming from the guy with a sepia photo for an avatar? wink.gif
I think your words are falling on deaf ears.
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This is fantastic more apple fail, i do enjoy reading my daily dose on OCN, ohh and also the fanbouys clammering to dismiss and play down every story. thumb.gif
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post #46 of 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelbom 
I think I'll take a photo of the sun with my dads iPhone 5 and see what happens.
You better do biggrin.gif I want to see how it turns out.
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I was scared that there won't be "you holding it wrong" this time.
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I think it looks sexy biggrin.gif



As an owner of a 'dumb phone', I am amazed by the quality of the mobile phone cameras these days.
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 10/2/12 at 1:59am
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post #49 of 269
Man I would love a "Galick Gun" mode on my new phone biggrin.gif Call it anime mode (erratic light flashes and zig-zags across the screen) so many peeps would use it biggrin.gif
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Wait. There are people out there who DON'T think the sun is purple?
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