Motion sensors in iPhone 5s found to be inaccurate

Apple's new iPhone 5s is a bit inaccurate when it comes to its motion sensors, according to many new owners and reports. The motion sensors inside include a level, a gyroscope, a compass, and an accelerometer. All of them when compared to other iPhones like the iPhone 5 have been found to be a bit off.

Gizmodo did a test on the sensors and saw similar results. "We've confirmed the new iPhone's failings on our own. It's not just off. It's embarrassing," Mario Aguilar writes. As you can see in the image above, to the right is the iPhone 5 laying on a flat table and properly displaying that the table is, in fact, flat. On the left is the iPhone 5s laying on the same table, yet it is reading that the table surface is off by three degrees.

The same situation is happening with the other sensors. The compass points you slightly in the wrong direction, motion-based racing games steer slightly in the wrong direction, and the accelerometer detects extra motion.

Hopefully this can be fixed with a software update for the iPhone 5s. The motion sensors are hardware parts which makes repairability a bit more questionable, but the possibility of this being a software bug can't be entirely ruled out — at least not yet. Apple has yet to comment or confirm the motion sensor issues.

Source: Gizmodo | Image via Gizmodo

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