IPhone 5 downsides

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- People camped out outside Apple stores for the release of the new iPhone all because consumers couldn't wait to get their hands on one. But 3 On Your Side's Gary Harper has some issues you need to be aware of.

Map feature

Apple’s new map app caused glitches for those who were the first to buy the iPhone 5. Reports show consumers were having trouble finding the location they were trying to get to using the maps. Some even said huge chunks of data were not available and that certain maps showed places that do not exist anymore. Apple has responded by saying the map app will improve as more people use it.

New features

New features of the iPhone 5, including the maps, have been a major selling point. However, an update to old iPhones, iOS6, became available Wednesday before the phone’s release. The update gives old iPhone users many of those same features, for free.


Consumers updating old iPhones to the new version will have to pay $30 for an adapter if they still want to use their old accessories. That’s because the iPhone 5 uses something Apple is calling a Lightning Connector, which is, essentially, a smaller charger. The new design is supposed to help make the phone smaller and help with transfer speeds, but it also makes your old accessories useless, unless of course, you spring for the $30 adapter.