It seems as if Apple has some sort of issue with each version of their iPhone when they are first released. The iPhone 4 had "Antennagate
" and the iPhone 4S had problems with the screens looking rather yellow. If reports floating around the Internet can be believed, it appears that the iPhone 5 has trumped those problems with its own set of issues.
Since launching Friday, Apples newest iteration of the iPhone has sold more than
5 million handsets. Apple says the number stopped there only because stores simply didn't have enough product to meet demand. Perhaps the massive number of units out in front of the public eye is why so many issues have already surfaced.
The first problem which we'll call "Lightleakgate" has to do with a small flaw on the top of some white iPhone 5s where the light from the screen looks like it is leaking out between the aluminum chassis and the screen. One tech blog, Boy Genius Report
actually checked this out and saw the flaw on their own iPhone 5.
Another problem with the aluminum casing of the iPhone 5 appears to be that it scuffs and scratches far too easily. Being dubbed either "Scuffgate
" or "Scratchgate
" quite a few iPhone users are reporting that they are receiving their iPhones with a massive amount of scratches on their rear cases. Other reports indicate that even if the owners receive their phones in pristine condition, they don't stay scratch free for long.
Yet another problem that seems to be popping up sporadically is that some of the phones are suffering Wi-Fi connection problems. There have been some reports that people could not connect to their Wi-Fi networks at all, with even more reports
that their connection was painfully slow.
Apple has not responded to any of the reports of problems so far, but some are beginning to wonder if the company will eventually have to do a recall to deal with all the issues the new aluminum chassis has created.