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Uber Geek

  Reply # 356093 25-Jul-2010 15:48

Apple made their bed, by denying to problem initially, and acting arrogant by saying the media is beating them up due to their success as a company. It is a flaw, which their next model will fix and they should be discounting them to make up for the defect.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 356107 25-Jul-2010 16:17
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tdgeek: Yes, it is a fault, a technical design fault. End of story.

But it is so EASILY resolved there is no issue. Buy a skin, get a free skin, buy a nice protective case that you may have wanted anyway.


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  Reply # 356110 25-Jul-2010 16:42
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At the much hyped launch of iPhone 4 Jobs makes mention of the antenna as a clever piece of engineering that they were proud of :)

While not quite up there with:

The world will never need more than 6 or 8 computers (IBM Exec)

No computer will ever need more than 640k of memory (MS Exec)

It sure has potential to become a quoted mistatement

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  Reply # 356191 25-Jul-2010 20:58
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One sentence? How about one line...

'Aint no fanboy like an Apple fanboy'

I own an iPhone but I dont drink the koolaid

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Master Geek

  Reply # 356196 25-Jul-2010 21:12
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webup: One sentence? How about one line...

'Aint no fanboy like an Apple fanboy'

I own an iPhone but I dont drink the koolaid

Good call! :)

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  Reply # 356199 25-Jul-2010 21:23
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It's a poor design and a real issue.... but most users may never realise.

But the apple media machine (and fanclub) simply created an opportunity for those that thought they needed tripping up... and who'll really care about that????

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Master Geek

  Reply # 357202 27-Jul-2010 16:29
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non-issue. 1 word?

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  Reply # 357229 27-Jul-2010 17:09
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plod: apple are a victim of their own success, no other phone manufacture would be given this many headlines for a similar issue.

Totally agree. Its because apple only make one phone. If motorola or nokia only put out one device at a time and had a similar issue it would be a fair fight. The fact is that the other phone companies have, sometimes, dozens of devices out at one time so none of them have this type of press - or for that matter sell as many units.

When you live your life on Twitter and Facebook, and are only friends with like minded people on Twitter and Facebook, you are not living in the real world. You are living in a narcissistic echo chamber.


My thoughts are my own and are in no way representative of my employer.

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  Reply # 357349 27-Jul-2010 20:17
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"German Stiftung Warentest: iPhone 4 is the real signal loser"



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  Reply # 357352 27-Jul-2010 20:23
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Fix it rather than play the game of "see Nokia and other brands do the same too".

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Master Geek

  Reply # 360312 30-Jul-2010 19:55
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Got the iPhone 4 today and even a finger over the strip will lose bars, bought a case, no problem!

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 360369 30-Jul-2010 20:29
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I got the iPhone4 today. I live in an area with very poor reception (in a valley) my 3gs couldn't get reception but now with my iPhone4 today i actually get 1-2 bars of reception where there was previously none so im very happy with the new antenna.

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  Reply # 360503 31-Jul-2010 03:24
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"Fixed with Scotch Tape"

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  Reply # 360509 31-Jul-2010 07:00
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It's out there... But it won't kill you

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  Reply # 360533 31-Jul-2010 08:58
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hallannz: "Fixed with Scotch Tape"

kinda sad you have to "tape" a brand new expensive phone to repair it.

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