Returning my iPhone5

October 1, 2012

So, I’ve had and used my iPhone5 for around a week now, and I’ve decided to exercise my right to return it. Why?

Lightning cable

By far the biggest disappointment Apple have ever dished out.
Fine, if there’s some technical reason to change the connector, then do it. But do so in a gracious manner, and don’t try to charge people £25 to make their accessories they’ve accumulated over the last 3+ years of loyal custom!

Apple argue they needed the new connector in order to deliver better speed – but since iCloud they’ve been urging us to sync wirelessly, so who cares?

The rumours of ID chips in the connector to stop people making third-party (and cheaper) chargers and adapters also really annoys me.

Supplying ONE charger cable (and not even allowing us to buy more online until October) seriously isn’t good enough.
It wouldn’t be so bad if the battery were actually any good…

Battery

No major improvement.
In fact, if anything, it’s worse.
This could be due to me perhaps the phone more, but I would need to charge it at least once a day, maybe twice.

Rattle

The annoying and reported rattle coming from the back of the phone (tap it just where the flash is to reproduce)
There’s videos on YouTube of people having similar issues.

To me, paying this much for a phone, it shouldn’t feel like that! 

Lack of cases

A £600 phone will always go straight in a case. Esepcially since Apple insist on making phones out of materials that scratch and dent easily

Unfortunately, due to the new shape, there aren’t that many manufacturers making cases for the iPhone5 just yet.
My favourite case for the iPhone4 was infact a cheap £1.99 silicone rubber one off eBay – it did exactly what it was supposed to, was washable, made the phone bouncy when it was dropped etc..

I got one for the iPhone5, however they understandably don’t fit as snugly just yet (I guess they’ve only had drawings to make the moulds for them)


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