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I guess we will have to see Apple comes up with....
06-24-2010, 08:19 PM #441
I guess we will have to see Apple comes up with.
06-24-2010, 08:27 PM #442
06-24-2010, 08:27 PM #443
I know this is beating a dead horse, but I posted earlier that I was not having problems, well at home I have a solid signal. In visiting places today that I frequent I used to have 80% coverage there. I mean 8 out of 10 calls were no problem. Depending on the weather I guess I may have a bad day and have to walk to another part of the building or outside to complete calls.
Now these areas I can barely use my phone. I have to stand on one foot and hold it in the air,(doesn't help but I try anyway) It seems that 3G is worse, I hadn't thought of disabling it for now. I am going to make a trip to At&t tomorrow.
I like the phone, I had real expectations with the new antennas that I could have better coverage, not worse.
Apple has to fix this, there is a real problem, and admit it most of us bought apple products because they are good. Thats the only reason to pay the premium price they charge. I have always been ok with it, I knew that I could get help with my problems and get fixed.
We need a survey of the problem phones.
Where did you buy.
Time and date (if Preorder)
Time and date (delivery if preorder)
Location, County/ State or Province
I will start
June 15 8:30 am EDST
Fedex delivery June 23 10:00 am EDST
USA / North Carolina
Will a pattern develop. ADMIN is there a way to set up a poll to gather this?
06-24-2010, 08:43 PM #444
06-24-2010, 08:44 PM #445
50 Minutes on the phone with apple just to be told they are looking into it. No offer to replace it, not offer of a bumper, or the suggestion of a case. The first guy knew about the issue from an email, but he still had to send me to a tier 2 guy to enter a case, which took a half hour to get someone. Pretty disappointing.
BTW I dropped the call twice waiting for the first guy spacing off and putting my hand on the corner. I don't get why left handed people complain. I am right handed and hold the phone in my left so i can dial/navigate with my right. They should be the happy/lucky ones.
Last edited by xxzone; 06-24-2010 at 08:47 PM.
06-24-2010, 08:47 PM #446
i put a case on mine i bought today and have full service. I never noticed it on my 3GS but thats prob cus i had a case on it since day 1...
06-24-2010, 08:51 PM #447
Just to add more "data" to the conversation;
My 3G with iOS4 drops from 5 to 2/1 bar in hand without case(never noticed this before).
My wife's 3G not yet on iOS4 drops NO bars.
With 2 iPhone 4's on pre-oder I've got my fingers (and toes) crossed that a fix is out before our phones arrive mid July.
-Side note: If I bought a condom (ahem bumper) from apple with my pre-order, can i get a refund since they are currently throwing them at this problem for free???
06-24-2010, 08:55 PM #448
06-24-2010, 08:57 PM #449
This is definitely an issue in the upper tiers of Apple now.
I just got off the phone with Apple support, they are very aware of this.
they did not offer me a free bumper, but they are working on it.
since it's not happening to 100% of the phones, I suspect some kind of manufacturing error. that's just my guess.
There are issues with all kinds of high tech products when they are released.
you can guarantee Apple will do something about this.
ANY company would.
we need to have patience that they will fix the issue.
I can do the tape fix until they do.
I wanna take this thing apart SOOO bad...
not gonna tho...
06-24-2010, 09:04 PM #450
Lets all just give up already i have i'm gonna give a week and if apple don't fix the issue i'm sueing.
06-24-2010, 09:11 PM #451
I think suing over this is a bit much. They'll fix it. The way I look at it, we have 2 options... Send/take the phone back tomorrow and wait a month for them to figure it out and get new phones out, or use up part of our "30 days return policy" and give them a few weeks to get a fix out to us if they're able.
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06-24-2010, 09:19 PM #452
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06-24-2010, 09:52 PM #453
I've been learning to operate around it, just by holding it certain ways while talking on the phone and so far im not having many problems.
06-24-2010, 09:58 PM #454
06-24-2010, 10:16 PM #455
Good call stealth. I'm going to do that tomorrow.
06-24-2010, 10:21 PM #456
Apple customer service usually bends pretty quickly.
06-24-2010, 10:24 PM #457
06-24-2010, 10:31 PM #458
Those bumpers dont look that bad. I havent see one up close yet
06-24-2010, 10:39 PM #459
This problem is only on 3G. Cause when I was on edge. The bar didn't drop
06-24-2010, 10:44 PM #460
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