There have been many articles on the web this week suggesting that Apple’s iPhone 4 could be secretly taking pictures of users. I would like to look into these claims and use a little common sense to see if any of this actually makes sense, or if it’s some kind of misunderstanding or joke.
The issue was first reported on Apple’s support forum, where a user says an old picture of her and her boyfriend at work froze on the screen when she tried making a FaceTime call. This could be a believable glitch if the picture was from the last time she used FaceTime, but she says that, although she has used FaceTime at work, her boyfriend has not. So where did this picture come from? Is the iPhone actually taking pictures when we don’t know it? Or is this user just making stuff up?