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  • f_r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    They are guaranteed to have issues. Stop claiming to not have issues because you are using their cheap workaround. A piece of rubber like their 'bumper' costs a few cents to make and thus has a huge profit margin. This is a defective phone and needs to be fixed.
  • Dan Slocum Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    f-r. The bumpers work to ameliorate the problem by delaying the signal loss.

    It is still there for me.

    My advice to Apple's Crisis Management Team would be to discuss the issue, warts and all, and provide solutions. FAST.
  • ChristoB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Add me to the "Love it" camp. Got it Thursday night, and after awhile got everything migrated from my iPhone "1.0" to the iPhone4. Then came here to the forums to read the latest buzz. I have tried repeatedly, to replicate the signal/antenna problem. (I just found this particular thread, and as I started to read the first post, I held the phone in my left hand, so the black seam was pressed into my palm completely---I held it that way while I read every post in this thread...easily 3 minutes of holding the phone, and it didn't lose a bar of signal.)
    In my home I'm at 5 bars consistently---I will have to try the black seam/palm holding again, when I get somewhere that traditionally doesn't have 5-bar strength to begin with. But I'm happy to report no signal issues here (so far, anyway!)
    (While I love the new phone, I've uncovered one teensy problem so far; I cannot seem to open my AOL webmail inbox, by accessing AOL webmail via Safari---not trying it via the iPhone's Mail app. It gets all the way to the inbox, but never comes up "No messages" or shows me if I have a message---just a spinning wheel as if it is trying to access...)
  • Dan Slocum Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    ChristobMac.

    You are in the "lucky" group. Congrats. According to New York Times, CNN, Good Morning America, and NBC Nightly News and MANY others... THOUSANDS of people are not so lucky.

    We have iPhones that cannot be held. One can only imagine the late night comics with an iPhone 4 that cannot be picked up. Yikes.
  • ChristoB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have to travel out of state soon, and I'll be curious to see if I maintain signal strength... perhaps I just live in a strong-enough signal area, that the problem doesn't manifest itself.
    (And, regarding my AOL webmail issue in my earlier post, turns out the address I was using in Safari isn't supported by AOL for iOS4 yet---so their "basic" webmail address works instead.)
  • jokerman129 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I have to say, the only issue I had was with the bumper and that's only because it collects lint around the edge haha (so I don't use it much). The antenna issue cannot be replicated for me (without bumper), and no spots on the screen. I have owned the 1st gen, 3G, and now the 4, and I have gotten them all first day of release, and haven't had issues. It is unfortunate that so many have had problems, however, every experience I have had under warranty has been great. I'm sure all will be good in the world of iPhone soon enough.
  • Igor_G5 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)
    The reason you don't see people posting about how great it is is because people just come here looking for help with their problems, to rant or to help people that are having problems. When you consider the number of iPhones that have been sold compared to the small number of people posting about problems, obviously more people are happy than not. I was happy with my original iPhone and have been happy with my 3G. Planning on getting a 4 when I can.
  • Davis Boy Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Peachy hear as well, my internet upload speed is super fast compared to the 3Gs. As far as the reception yeah if I cover that left bottom corner for 2 minutes or more, the bars go down but no dropped calls at all. Everything is super cool, this was a major upgrade to me. I really do not see a reason for concern at all like i have been seeing. I love the design of the phone, the glass finish is great, the camera system is second to none on a mobile phone, the sound quality is great, the speed is great, syncing is a lot faster than usual, wifi signal is great. Everywhere I go, everyone who see's me with it always asks to see it and they always say it looks stunning. I would actually be of if it was a larger screen. The screen is amazing as it is and the text really pops...iBooks looks great, I haven't put this thing down yet!
  • killhippie Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)
    My phone did not have the issue from start, not a dodgy screen, I was dreading it ariving, I can hold it anyway I want and it works fine, with or without a bumper, I have no idea what makes mine and the other folks here different, sorry to here about your issues, I had troubles with the 27" iMac, but there are some of us doing fine with the handset, maybe we just don't conduct that well?
  • BigDaveS123 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    killhippie wrote:
    My phone did not have the issue from start, not a dodgy screen, I was dreading it ariving, I can hold it anyway I want and it works fine, with or without a bumper, I have no idea what makes mine and the other folks here different, sorry to here about your issues, I had troubles with the 27" iMac, but there are some of us doing fine with the handset, maybe we just don't conduct that well?

    Maybe you are dead and you have nothing flowing through your veins :-O
  • killhippie Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)
    Last time I checked I could not go through walls in my wheelchair or get out and float, I can still feel pain, both physical and emotional, so I know I am alive having read some of the posts here which are very painful to say the least
  • Flashboogie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My iPhone 4 is good too! NO antenna or reception issues, NO yellow spots, NO proximity sensor problems! The only problem I had right after activation was the phone didn't receive 3G service. Called AT&T, did a soft reset, now I have 3G and no more problems. AT&T customer service was even great for me...lol. Life's Good..
  • Dan Slocum Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    killhippie, I'm sure you will be fine. There are many reports of NO PROBLEMS.

    But let's not lose sight of the fact that this issue is affecting many THOUSANDS of people rendering iPhone 4 useless -- unless it's sitting on a desk.

    Pick it up and the bars go bye bye. Let's fix it, Apple. I know you can do it.
  • Davis Boy Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Wow harsh words, but anyway I really think the reception thing is a none issue for the majority. This will not slow sales because it's nothing Apple did wrong, it's not like you have to buy the phone anyway. It's like a kid picking at a soar when they see it. We are grown and nothing is perfect....Anyone know where to see a tutorial on mobile iMove?
  • Dan Slocum Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    Hey Davis Boy,

    With all due respect this issue is being WIDELY reported for THOUSANDS on the BBC, New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News and every major newspaper and blog.

    This is not a limited problem, my friend. This is a HUGE issue for our beloved Apple (I've been a fanboy since the 80s).

    This is a VERY troubling development that needs a fix. But more than that, we need some reassurances from the company. My phone is a brick when held. Same for MANY others. Cheers.
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