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# 64426 15-Jul-2010 11:42
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I'm pretty excited about the launch of the iPhone 4. The only other iPhone I have had is a 3G, which I had for about a week before flicking it on Trade Me because of a number of things it couldn't do that my I had prior N95 could.

As they have pretty much fixed everything that bothered me, and my current phone (A Nokia E72) has the worst firmware I have ever had on a phone, by far, I want a new phone ASAP, and it's gonna be an iPhone 4.

I haven't followed previous launches, so I don't really know how Apple usually plays these in NZ, but being only around 9 days from the rumored launch date of 24 July and having not heard anything, I am starting to wonder if we will actually see it this month.

What does everyone think, based on what Apple have done with the 3G/3GS launches in NZ?




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  # 351807 15-Jul-2010 11:51
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I'm expecting that we'll know more by end of day tomorrow. There was an email sent last Friday to those who had signed up for more info via the Vodafone site, saying something along the lines of "We'll let you know more about the MicroSIM and the iPhone 4 within the next week".

My best guess is a launch on Thursday 29th or Friday 30th July. Total guess though - I have no sources or inside knowledge.

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  # 351834 15-Jul-2010 12:51
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And of course the press conference on Friday might change things...

http://gizmodo.com/5587384/apple-holding-iphone-4-press-conference-on-friday

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  # 351838 15-Jul-2010 13:04
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I reckon it's going to be delayed for at least another month purely because of the reception issues.

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  # 351842 15-Jul-2010 13:06
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Seeing Apple is calling for a Press conference Friday (Saturday NZ time), I am pretty sure those who accepted the "software issue" explanation for reception issues will have something to think about.






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  # 351847 15-Jul-2010 13:15
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I have it on good authority that Apple's launch details stand




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  # 351854 15-Jul-2010 13:20
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I'm predicting that Apple will acknowledge the problem at the press conference on Friday with the internal aerial which can be overcome by covering the bottom corner. They will then go on to announce that all customers will be entitled to a free bumper with the purchase of their phone. This is the cheap(est) out for apple with this major problem.

 
 
 
 


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  # 351857 15-Jul-2010 13:25
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All indicators from around the web with regard to the next set of countries in the release will be 29/30 July. Heres hoping!

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  # 351861 15-Jul-2010 13:28
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aimsy007: I'm predicting that Apple will acknowledge the problem at the press conference on Friday with the internal aerial which can be overcome by covering the bottom corner. They will then go on to announce that all customers will be entitled to a free bumper with the purchase of their phone. This is the cheap(est) out for apple with this major problem.


It's a big ROFL - buying a $1200 phone that works well if you cover it with rubber, that it's not even part of the original design.

"Thinner smartphone"...




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  # 351869 15-Jul-2010 13:36
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I totally agree that this goes against the design.  Option 1 for Apple: recall at a cost of over 1 billion or Option 2 provide bumpers at a cost of a few million.

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  # 351871 15-Jul-2010 13:38
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aimsy007: I totally agree that this goes against the design.  Option 1 for Apple: recall at a cost of over 1 billion or Option 2 provide bumpers at a cost of a few million.


Option 2 provide bumpers at a cost of a few million (and having their "hip" customer being ridiculed for pouring money on a badly designed handset).

But let's wait for the press conference to end before we get there...







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  # 351888 15-Jul-2010 13:59
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I'm definitely hoping for a minor (very minor) hardware change -?perhaps a clear coating applied in the final stages of manufacturing, if that would do the trick.

There's no way I would hide the device behind any kind of case or bumper - I've gone case-less with two iPhones so far and have had no issues. The screen on my 3G looks brand new and that's after a few throws down the stairs (accidentally) and several drops on hard floors.

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Benjip: I'm definitely hoping for a minor (very minor) hardware change -?perhaps a clear coating applied in the final stages of manufacturing, if that would do the trick.

There's no way I would hide the device behind any kind of case or bumper - I've gone case-less with two iPhones so far and have had no issues. The screen on my 3G looks brand new and that's after a few throws down the stairs (accidentally) and several drops on hard floors.


That'd be option 3....provide a small sticker in the same colour silver as the iPhone 4 at a cost of a few dollars(20k maybe) vs option 2(40k when you factor in cheap labour, 200k retail price)

Option 4: provide a small tin of clear nail polish

Option 5: Most likely, tell people Left handers are the devil and right handers can only own iPhones 




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  # 351895 15-Jul-2010 14:11
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vinnieg:
Option 5: Most likely, tell people Left handers are the devil and right handers can only own iPhones 


*puts an evil hex on you*

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vinnieg:
Option 5: Most likely, tell people Left handers are the devil and right handers can only own iPhones 


*puts an evil hex on you*

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Haha, so is my Wife, that's why I told her she couldn't have an iPhone and gave her my old Galaxy :) 




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