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07-14-2010, 11:50 AM #21
not experiencing any issues really. i mean. i have dropped calls. but what iPhone on att doesnt suffer from this?
07-14-2010, 11:51 AM #22I think the media is blowing this WAY out of proportion.
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07-14-2010, 11:53 AM #23
07-14-2010, 11:54 AM #24
The only reason my phone screws up is because I only have 1 bar of service in my house. Period. But with wifi and now a bumper case I'm fine
07-14-2010, 11:54 AM #25
I can replicate it at certain areas. Wonder if u should chance it to get another one that may have other issues?
07-14-2010, 11:58 AM #26
07-14-2010, 11:59 AM #27
07-14-2010, 11:59 AM #28
nice... but who doesnt have reception issues with an iPhone on AT&T...
07-14-2010, 12:00 PM #29
I got my phone about 3 days ago, and I've tried my best to reproduce the death grip, and I can't.
07-14-2010, 12:01 PM #30
Blackberry users accidentally dial someone when their phone is in their back pocket and they sit down. Do they demand a full recall because it's a hardware glitch? I absolutely hate blackberry and love the iPhone 4, but I know of about 20 people who have the newest iPhone 4, and NONE of them have ANY issues whatsoever. However, every day you see about 30 new News posts, at least, on the death grip and the horrible PR issue. We saw less coverage than this on the Toyota (actual, not pretend or hypothetical) recall.
07-14-2010, 12:08 PM #31
Hmm, got mine on July 12th. Serial number 8002794**** so I guess that would mean week 27 build. There was a small decrease in signal strength with the death grip, but never dropped a call. People I talk to say the phone sounds better than my 3gs. Until I get my case, I put a small piece of clear scotch tape over the Antenna Gate Now no degrade in bars.
Simple fix. I noticed with my 3gs, that if I hold it at the bottom by the connector there is also a decrease in bars.
There was only one more problem. My BlueAnt Z9i bluetooth headset. My i4 would not see it. It saw my JawBone2 unit. Went to the BlueAnt website and downloaded a 1.1 ver firmware update. Updated, and now it works fine. I did a Google on i4 bluetooth and saw that many other people were having bluetooth connection problems. Hopefully they will fix that also in 4.01/4.1 - Long as you can bring your defective unit into a store and they either fix or replace it, whats the problem. I do that with my other electronic products under warranty. Seems like this whole ant problem is getting out of hand with the media. I know 3 other people with the i4 and they are not having any problems and just love there first iPhone (i4).
It seems a clear protective coating over the ant band would help. So maybe the 2ed and 3rd batches that are coming out have modifications to them.
07-14-2010, 12:09 PM #32
I know i just registered but id like to throw in my 2 cents.
When a new product is released you cant expect it to have no problems what so ever. Things are bound to go wrong and it will be fixed over time. granted apple is saying nothing about their problems which they should come out and admit.
On the other hand, the signal dropping from the "grip of death" is stupid, i mean how can apple over look that? Putting an antenna right where your hand will go. And then there crazy answer of your holding it wrong.
07-14-2010, 12:09 PM #33
I'm hoping that they are making them differentlyName? whereswaldo
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07-14-2010, 12:15 PM #34
I received my iPhone 4 on July 8th. I most certainly have the "Death Grip" issue. When I hold it without a case, the bars completely drop off, slide it in a case full service. I don't think this will ever be fixed. =\
07-14-2010, 12:17 PM #35
I have the proximity issue on my first phone ip4 and had it replaced. Well this one has the sane issue. Not to many different ways I can hold my phone to my ear. Lol.
I'm hoping it's a software bug and if not, this one goes back too.
07-14-2010, 12:18 PM #36
I think that apple knew about the problem from the beginning,look at how fast the "bumper" showed up in the apple store.I don't drink kool-Aid, I don't join cults.
This is why I break out in cold sweat going to Apple retail store.
07-14-2010, 12:21 PM #37
When will people open their closed minds to the fact that just because "you" don't have a problem doesn't mean a bunch of other people don't. Stop talking for yourself and let's try to get a fix for the whole community.
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07-14-2010, 12:22 PM #38
07-14-2010, 12:22 PM #39
The reason why some of you experience it and some don't is because it depends on your signal strength. If you are in an area with weak reception, you will experience the problem. I can replicate the problem any day at home, but not at work where I constantly have 5 barsIf I helped you out, please use the Thanks button ------------------------->
07-14-2010, 12:25 PM #40
will be interesting to see if the white iphone will have any of these problems or if they have been revamping them thats why they werent released