The phone hasn’t been out for even a week and the issues and complaints are starting to pile up. With 4 million devices sold so far these complaints don’t seem like a lot to me. I was even surprised to hear that most people weren’t seeing crashed websites when trying to pre-order their new phones. I’m going to skip the pre-order issues because that is something entirely different that I don’t even want to get into at the moment.
AT&T Activation Issues – Customers are complaining like last year and the year before that they are having problems activating their phones. Duh! We are talking about AT&T right? Zing!
Sprint Slow Data Speeds – I’m sure you’ve seen the commercial where the announcer is telling you about data and how Verizon & AT&T only give you 2GB while T-Mobile claims unlimited they slow your speeds down after 2GB. Sprint may give you unlimited data but it sounds like they are having speed issues. Like the same speed issues that AT&T first had when the iPhone blew up into the huge thing. This may be causing some of the below issue.
Siri Issues – Siri Y U No Work? People are reporting that Siri is not working at all. (Those users are probably on Sprint, just saying.) Siri has no international support? WTF is up with that Apple? Siri only give local information in the US right now and better international support sometime in 2012. Speaking of international-ness, get rid of your strong accent because Siri can’t understand anything you are saying, it responds “do you speaka any Engrish?” We all know that no one is going to use Siri after the first week so it’s all good, right?
Other Issues – People are reporting that the screen is looks tinted, this is different than the brown glue spots with the iPhone 4. Camera issues are also being reported, either the shutter is really slow or it’s not opening at all. Battery issues happen in every release it seems and this one is no different, that will probably get resolved soon.
One of the weirder issues I’ve read about is app problems like Google Voice getting pulled from the app store because of app crashes and Instapaper having issues.
Like I said this stuff happens every launch and I’m sure there will be more popping up in the near future.