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Problem with the New Phone

Bleh, it seems the replacement phone they gave me, despite being “Bright and Shiny” has this problem.  Basically the accelerometer’s notion of “down” is off by about five degrees from the real “down”.  Which makes using any app that relies on knowing how the phone is oriented somewhat more difficult than it should be.  OK, fine, this means mostly games.  I realized something was amiss when I tried to play a game or two of Doodle Jump and it kept not going straight when the phone was straight.  It made it really hard to play.  Of course, there are also some serious and important reasons why this is a problem, like, well, like…  well, I’m sure there is something.

From what I’ve found online, the only fix here is to take the phone to be replaced.  Since they just gave me this one less than 10 hours ago, I presume that won’t be a problem other than the annoyance of taking it in and then having to restore from backup yet again.

But still.  Bleh.  Guess I’m making another trip to the Apple Store sometime in the next 18 hours or so.  Sigh.