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Apple's iPhone 5 issues: New Wi-Fi glitch reported

October 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The new iPhone 5 may be setting records for sales compared to previous models of the iPhone, but it certainly is not without its problems.

First, the new connector requires an adapter to work with other Apple products, which costs $29.

Second, after Apple's new maps app replaced the popular Google Maps in Apple's new operating system, iOS 6, there are complaints that the mapping service offers fewer details and lacks public transit directions, among other problems.

Now, according to tech media writer Donald Bell, the iPhone 5 seems to have a bug with its Wi-Fi.

"There seems to be a multitude of Wi-Fi issues that are popping up right now, from it being on Wi-Fi while you're meaning to connect to 4G, or it not recognizing your home Wi-Fi network, or devices that aren't even the iPhone but use iOS 6 like the iPad or the iPod touch not being able to connect to Wi-Fi," said Bell.

Apple customers expect perfection and more from Apple products. But they're now wondering if Steve Jobs' replacement as CEO, Tim Cook, is up to the job.

Cook issued an apology for the maps app fiasco last week which some say Steve Jobs would never have done -- nor would he have released the iPhone 5 with its problems.

"I miss Steve Jobs," said one Apple user.

We must not forget Jobs' handling of the iPhone 4's Antennagate issue in 2010. During Jobs' era, customers complained about reception problems because of the antenna and its interference when making calls. A few weeks later, Jobs offered three million owners of the iPhone 4 a free bumper case to take care of the issue.

"We want to make all of our users happy," Jobs said a year ago.

In 2007, Apple customers were very upset that Apple had dropped the price of the original iPhone, which was $599 down to $399 - that's $200 in just two months after it went on sale.

Jobs responded with a statement saying, "We want to do the right thing for our valued iPhone customers. We apologize for disappointing some of you and we are doing our best to live up to your high expectations of Apple."

In the meantime, Apple stock, which was over $700 at the release of the iPhone 5, closed Monday at $659, a drop in price of over $40 since the release of the iPhone 5.


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