Came across some strange reports revealed by an Apple iPhone 4 user. It was pretty disturbing to know the shocking fact that iPhone 4 could be spying on us or keeping an eye on us even if the facetime is not in action. The reports further say that your iPhone can be taking photos of you without user permission.
These privacy concerns were first reported by some users at Apple’s discussion board posters, where they say that during facetime their iPhone 4 showed some photos of them which were not taken on iPhone and they were random. It’s strange, but that really means that your iPhone 4 could be spying you…
Here’s what the user had posted:
Just minutes ago when i called my girlfriend and i saw a “picture” of myself from today when i was at the office. I know it was from today because i had the exact same shirt. The weirdest thing is that picture is not stored on my iPhone. [sic]
Another user reports:
My boyfriend and I have both recently experienced this problem several times – when one of us is calling the other via FaceTime, an old picture freezes on our screen, while the person receiving the call only sees a black screen. It’s kind of creepy, because it brought up photos of both of us at work, where I have used FaceTime a few times but he never has. We’re just wondering how/why this is happening, and if there is a fix. It’s not terribly inconvenient, but it’s definitely unsettling, where is seems that even if we haven’t taken a picture or used FaceTime, the camera is keeping images. If anyone else is experiencing this, we’d love feedback. Thanks!
Now that’s really a serious question about the iPhone camera, can it be a software problem or a privacy threat? Questions remain unanswered, but is it really possible that Apple will compromise user trust for it? I guess no, but we really need to wait for it…
Apple will be soon releasing the new iOS 4.3.2, we hope this bug gets fixed and they put an end to all these kind of privacy concerns.