News & Views from Nottingham Photographer Paul 'Spike' Reddington

iPhone 4 camera not a great job, Mr Jobs

I waited a while before getting my iPhone 4, I’ve had all of them since the original on the day of release.  Yeah, I know, I’m an Apple fanboy – like a magpie, I love their shiny stuff. They just do it better than other makers of tech kit – when they work as intended…

This time I wanted Apple to sort out the ‘Version One’ teething troubles first. Plus I wanted to ask a few real life users about the reception problems due to the aerial around the body. Although right handed, I use my phone in my left (so I can write,etc) and this apparantly makes the issue more noticable.   Friends said they were having no problems, although I did not they were all using a case, so better get one from Apple whilst they are still giving them out free.

So, I took the plunge and went with one from the 3 shop. Having just unboxed it, charged overnight and synced it, imagine my frustration to discover the autofocus on the front camera doesn’t work. The camera pointing to me does, however. The problem is there for both stills and video. Not very good for a photographer like me!

So, back to the shop for an exchange. I wouldn’t mind so much but it took that long to do all the blooming paperwork when I bought it, I got a parking ticket 😦

UPDATE: After an hour out of my life including travelling time, the shop exchanged my phone for a new one. He’d not seen that problem before, although had one where the screen was totally black. My number ported just before I took it in to the shop, leaving my old iPhone 3 on O2 useless, and my replacement iPhone 4 useless, as even witht the sim in, it has to be synced with iTunes. . .

. . .Back home now, attempting to restore from the iTunes back-up. Frustratingly, the error message says:

“The software on the iPhone is too old to restore from the backup. Set up as a new iPhone and update the software before you can restore” Grrrr.

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3 responses

  1. Pingback: In case of dazzle, wear sunglasses « Nottingham Photographers Spike Photography

  2. Lol ..thats so funny..good old Apple..

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    November 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    • Apple have just delivered a ‘book’ album of pictures i made in their Aperture program that took seven days to arrive from Holland via DHL. It looks great…. apart from pictures missing or corrupted on six out of 28 pages. I am chasing it up now with them, although looks like I may have to return the faulty book first – hope not, more hassle and expense and not my fault.

      FWIW the client is a top International Accountancy firm.

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      December 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm

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