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Originally Posted by billchase2 Same here. All of my friends and I who have the iPhone 4 have hardly had any issues. Only one person can duplicate the "holding" issue...
07-14-2010, 10:27 AM #21
07-14-2010, 10:28 AM #22Not so FANatic boy
As much as I was looking forward to the fourth gen iPhone, I have held off so far due to not only the design issues, but also the way Apple makes the devices such a PITA to integrate with anything else.
My wife has a crappy LG slider phone that I can send and receive files via Bluetooth to and from my desktops with, but the stupid iPhone that is made by the same company as my iMac can't seem to get that simple task done.
I really like my 3Gs, but I'm starting to wonder if it is actually the best solution for me or if I'm just used to it. If they don't get this figured out soon, I may have to really investigate some Droids and see what they are really about...from what I've seen so far they have some pretty impressive stats to offer...including root access....freakin' Apple
I'm your Huckleberry!
07-14-2010, 10:28 AM #23
Ok. So how would apple go about fixing the problem? Completely redesign the iPhone again??
My friend also says when I answer the phone they hear a clicking sound... Anyone else have that problem?? Could just be I live in the middle of nowhere hahaha
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07-14-2010, 10:29 AM #24
While it's obvious to state it, the 'Death Grip' solution is either;
If it's Software, there's no additional cost to Apple, they'd be sending out updates periodically any way, it'd simply be another requirement on the list of things to be fixed.
If the solution involves Hardware, alone or in combination with Software, IMO, Apple is not going do a mass fix for a simple reason. It doesn't affect all iPhones so why recall all of them?
IMO, Apple will;
1. Issue 4.01 which will fix some of the Death Grip phones.
2. Issue instructions to the store on how to handle complaints from people who are still affected which will involve;
A. Free bumper
B. If it doesn't solve the problem or the person doesn't want a bumper, offer an exchange.
I'd love to know what sales figures this expert is using to arrive at $200 million per week.
07-14-2010, 10:29 AM #25
You answered your own question. The "death grip" is because of the uncommonly large attenuation the phone gets from holding it. If you live in an area with moderate coverage, it may be enough to drop your signal.
However if you live somewhere with excellent coverage, you'll never notice it.
So indirectly, you can also blame AT&T for this :P
07-14-2010, 10:32 AM #26
07-14-2010, 10:34 AM #27
The only issue I have had with my I4 is the oversensitive screen when the phone is to my ear. I have had the phone since launch and the only time I have had dropped calls is when I am driving my car connected to Uconnect. I am left handed and have had no issues with dropped calls or bars dropping. I never paid attention to the bars until this was brought up.
07-14-2010, 10:58 AM #28
Just further proof that this reception issue is really a non issue. I read where one firm was going to poll a large amount of people to determine if this issue is widespread or really only a small handful. No one is forced to buy this phone, and if so many people are affected with bad phones, where are the high return rates to prove it? We return everything else if it's broken, why not the iPhone? This whole debacle is just silly if you ask me.
07-14-2010, 11:01 AM #29
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07-14-2010, 11:07 AM #32
Sales are still going up because people can put tape on the SIM tray or get a caseName? whereswaldo
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07-14-2010, 11:07 AM #33
I guess it's either 'stand up for your principals' or 'just buy a darn $30 bumper and enjoy the latest and greatest fashion accessory.'
I think a lot of people are willing to bite that $30 bullet.
Let's be honest, Apple has people by the balls with this. They don't have to do anything -- they can just keep selling their phones to the Apple die-hards and still make a profit year after year.
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07-14-2010, 11:41 AM #37I have thought about taking my iphone back, but i haven't got to use it because im waiting for the unlock haha. When that happens i guess ill figure out if I have a good one or bad one haha
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07-14-2010, 01:43 PM #39
this store is from Toronto Eaton Center!!!!!
07-14-2010, 01:57 PM #40
what? people can't wait for them to fix it