I don’t know if it’s just my iPhone, or what, but the video on my iPhone looks so bad it’s completely unwatchable. It looks like it’s displaying 256 colors or something. The video looks like a badly compressed JPEG.
In fact, so do my photos.
I don’t know what the problem is, but this is NOT a good way to get started.
The phone features seem to work just fine, and the thing plays music and all of that well, but the video and my pictures look like complete and total garbage. If this is how video is supposed to look on the iPhone, then there is no way you should buy one. Stick with your iPod.
I suspect there is something wrong with the iPhone that I have.
I am on hold with Apple Care right now…I’ll let you know if I find anything out…
UPDATE – I am still on the phone with Apple Care. I have been for over an hour. They are trying every possible thing to see if this is a software or settings issue. While waiting I also called the AT&T store where I purchased it, and they have already agreed to replace it in the morning if I can’t get it fixed with Apple.
UPDATE AGAIN: Well after almost 3 hours on the phone with Apple Tech support they gave up. This iPhone is a piece of crap. I’m going to go to the AT&T store in the morning and exchange it and see what happens…this has been a miserable waste of a day, and I cannot express to you in words how frustrating this entire process has been.
Before talking to Apple this iPhone worked…after i got done making the changes they told me to it did not work at all, and as of right now I have no cell phone whatsoever.
The Apple folks and AT&T folks have been nothing but helpful, and with any luck the new iPhone i pick up tomorrow will work fine.