Students respond to iPhone software glitches


Brooke Chang

Students like sophomore Alexis Eliopoulos experience problems with the new iPhone software.

Brooke Chang, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

A rainbow-striped apple has been circulating the Internet. It’s the old Apple Inc. logo, and its reappearance has been less than welcome in the iPhone community.

A recent trend of embracing the retro rainbow apple has lead millions of iPhones to be turned into paperweights.

The old Apple Inc. logo was rumored to reappear after the date on an iPhone is set back to 1970 and the phone is restarted. However, as many recently discovered, the iPhone is unable to function with the new date. Instead, it becomes useless.

According to Apple Support, the company plans to fix this glitch along with others in an upcoming software update.

Freshman Kaylee Leong said, “I’m not surprised by the new bug. A lot of rumors on the Internet end up causing software problems.”

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Despite Apple Inc.’s plan to fix the iPhone software, many believe that this glitch was just another step in the company’s rapid decline.

Sophomore Cassidy O’Connell said, “I noticed that my iPhone has been losing battery life really fast and it has had a large effect on me. An iPhone is supposed to be used throughout the day, wherever you are, but I can’t do that if I have to constantly charge it. I also think the quality of the software in general has dropped. Apple Inc. definitely needs to keep working.”

The senior vice president at Apple Inc., Craig Federighi, has heard the complaints about the software and defended his company by offering some possible reasons for the recent problems.

According to Gadgets 360, Federighi said, “We release a new piece of software and in a matter of a couple of weeks, hundreds of millions of people are suddenly pounding on it — running a huge diversity of apps, every piece of software is going to have its own issues.”

Despite the complaints about Apple Inc.’s software, some still remain hopeful for the future of iPhones.

“Every software is going to have its problems, especially when millions of people are using it,” said Leong. “I think the iPhone will make a comeback in the next software update.”

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