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  • Rem3Dy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It has lasted this long because the Apple employee that has been deleting them has gone home for the day. Cya tomorrow for more deleted posts!
  • jondeak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't understand why apple would delete it? it doesn't break any of their forum rules, its not gossip, its not a rumor. Its an article released by one of the most well respected non-profit Consumer protection companies of the planet. Consumer reports has been around since Steve Jobs was in Diapers. There is no reason to delete this discussion. Is there ?
  • fjfjfjfjfjfjdksllair Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)
    Maybe because it's not asking a technical support question or answering a technical support question? If you want to rant, go elsewhere.
  • Dan Slocum Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    fjfjfjfjfjfjdksllair wrote:
    Maybe because it's not asking a technical support question or answering a technical support question? If you want to rant, go elsewhere.



    I've got a question for you. A technical question. Can you fix the flawed iPhone 4?
  • Julian Gabriel Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Here's another article from "The Economist," which very clearly and comprehensively explains the hardware defect in the iPhone 4. (SOURCE: http://www.economist.com/node/21008277) The antenna problem is nothing that can be fixed via software. Period.

    That being said, however - and, having read both the "Consumer Reports" and "The Economist" articles - if you have or are considering purchasing an iPhone 4, your phone will TOTALLY rock and be awesome(!) in an area that consistently gets a strong signal (i.e., 4-5 bars). If you're in an area with three bars or less, I do not recommend the phone (especially if it's your only phone), as touching the antenna (case or not) will weaken its processing of cell tower signals enough to where your reception will drop. Case in point, at work, I'm 5 bars nonstop, no matter how I hold the phone; at home, I can only make and hold calls if I'm out on the balcony.

    Hope this helps.

    P.S. I absolutely love this phone. The disadvantages of spotty reception at home are outweighed by the technology it provides, e.g., overall system and internet speed (3G or WiFi), screen clarity, vibrancy, and sharpness, app variety and system software, email integration, and the list goes on and on and on. This phone hauls ***, and with all the apps it has, it's a winner. It would be, undeniably, THE PERFECT phone if it didn't have the spotty antenna issues.
  • chylld Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So the OP should spend his money, buy the phone and THEN have the problem before posting here?

    It is merely a pre-emptive support request calling on the experience and advice of existing iPhone 4 owners.
  • SMacSteve Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I bought the iPhone 4 and have had it since the day before it's release. I've not had any reception problems that were any worse than the iPhone 3GS. In fact, it has been better than my previous iPhone. I recommend the iPhone 4 and say that any reception issues are far outweighed by it's great new features and incredible Retna display. Go and get it if you can!
  • fjfjfjfjfjfjdksllair Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)
    Seriously, give it up. I don't need to fix mine because, as I stated in the other thread that is now gone (because it was a rantfest) that I don't experience any issues even though I can reproduce the issue. Have you said anything useful since the iPhone 4 came out?
  • fjfjfjfjfjfjdksllair Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)
    There are a ton of other threads regarding any issues with or questions about the phone. Adding another isn't going to help anyone.
  • Dan Slocum Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    SMacSteve wrote:
    I bought the iPhone 4 and have had it since the day before it's release. I've not had any reception problems that were any worse than the iPhone 3GS. In fact, it has been better than my previous iPhone. I recommend the iPhone 4 and say that any reception issues are far outweighed by it's great new features and incredible Retna display. Go and get it if you can!


    The iPhone 4 has only been out for a short time. I'm returning mine, as much as I love all of the great new features, because it has a design flaw.

    For me, a bumper/ case did NOT solve the problem. Data speeds drop significantly. Unacceptable.

    The phone will have to be redesigned. It will become an even bigger story as we move forward.
  • Jack Pollard Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Yawn, CR has the worst advice in consumer electronics I have ever read. Actually it's kind of laughable when you look at either tv's or especially audio equipment. Honestly, the car reviews lean way towards old man middle of the road. So why in the world would i give a crap about what they say regarding a beautiful and incredible piece of electronic equipment that I own and can say I had the choice of any other phone from any other carrier and still chose the ip4. .
  • Dan Slocum Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    Jack Pollard wrote:
    Yawn, CR has the worst advice in consumer electronics I have ever read. Actually it's kind of laughable when you look at either tv's or especially audio equipment. Honestly, the car reviews lean way towards old man middle of the road. So why in the world would i give a crap about what they say regarding a beautiful and incredible piece of electronic equipment that I own and can say I had the choice of any other phone from any other carrier and still chose the ip4. .


    Jack. Be sure to take the advice of the company CEO.

    'don't hold it that way'

    YIKES.
  • anilsudhakaran Level 4 Level 4 (1,425 points)
    Who is "consumer reports"? Never heard of them, never consulted them for buying anything. Sounds like another hyped up Horse Manure report. I might consider using their report instead of Charmin next time.
  • squarejp Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Go to spotty area okay?

    People are blinded by their own environment. You have to be in the right environment to know the issue.

    Just like an auto safety problem has to be in the right condition to be shown which usually causing fatal accident yet Consumers don't know and uninformed.
  • fjfjfjfjfjfjdksllair Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)
    Cell phones in areas with spotty reception drop calls. News at 11.

    And comparing the iPhone to a life threatening flaw in an automobile is a bit of a stretch.
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