Apple iOS 9 Bug Affects Compass/Gyroscope Data on iPhone 6s Augmented Reality Apps
According to a new report, a bug has been discovered affecting Apple’s latest iOS 9 mobile operating system. It primarily affects iPhone 6s augmented reality apps for the iOS 9. One of the apps affected is Sky Guide, which uses the sensors to power the augmented reality features.
The app shows on-screen view of planets, stars etc, but due the bug in iOS 9, the map is uncontrollably drifting. Developers of this app have confirmed that these issues are limited to iOS 9 on iPhone 6s, they do not affect older hardware.
Other apps using digital compass, three-axis gyroscope and accelerometer are showing issues as well. However, apps such as Apple Maps are working properly and they aren’t showing any problems for now.
Those who used iPhone 5s back in 2013 may remember similar issues with Compass app, when it showed incorrect readings on iOS 7. It is believed that Apple failed to properly calibrate firmware calibration bias of the accelerometer when it moved to STMicroelectronics to Bosch as its supplier.
These components are hard to properly calibrate but it shouldn’t be long before there is a fix available for users of iPhone 6s. Have you encountered similar issues on iOS 9? Let us know in the comments below.