Am I the only one who thinks that if Apple issued an over-the-air iPhone software update — no notice, no confirmation — that it would generate a Category 5 shit storm?
Update: Oops, too quick to judge on this one. Here’s a forum thread suggesting that there was no software update, but instead that it is a date-based bug:
There’s a rounding-error bug in the camera driver’s autofocus
routine (which uses a timestamp) that causes autofocus to behave
poorly on a 24.5-day cycle. That is, it’ll work for 24.5 days,
then have poor performance for 24.5 days, then work again.
The 17th is the start of a new “works correctly” cycle, so the
devices will be fine for a while. A permanent fix is in the works.
Droid users who set their clocks back a few days now have the autofocus problem again.
★ Tuesday, 17 November 2009