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Originally Posted by spiderguy84 I got my iPhone the 23rd, pre-ordered opening pre-order day, and I've never had any problems with signal strength when i hold it a certain way....
07-14-2010, 04:45 PM #81
07-14-2010, 05:29 PM #82
I wonder about this too. I have only 15 days for my 30 day return and am thinking of returning it next week to see if the batch is really different.
07-14-2010, 05:40 PM #83
07-14-2010, 06:01 PM #84
face2face, you are exchanging your iPhone but there is no guarantee it will be a brand new one, it could be a refurb. My replacement came in today and gonna pick it up after work; don't really care if it's a refurb or not as long as my proximity issue is fixed.
Lunchbox69, the problem is people shouldn't be forced to put a case on the phone if they don't want to in order to fix Apple's mistake, it should work as advertised. Personally I have a case for mine as I did with my 3G because I want it protected but that's my preference. I like the attention it's getting because Apple is going to have to deal with it instead of trying to push it off to the side and hope people forget about it. I don't care if people think my phone is garbage, it's not theirs it's mine and their opinion on the matter doesn't mean crap.
07-14-2010, 06:10 PM #85
I just want the damn iPhone 4 to be out in Canada already.I'm MYAATT DAAAMOOON!!!
07-14-2010, 06:39 PM #86
Has anyone done any correlation annalysis with regard to those having the signal issue and those with the proximity sensor issue? I mean, my phone has had neither issue, but do some people have both? What is the difference in those headsets?
07-14-2010, 07:40 PM #87
I'm now on my 2nd replacement(3rd iphone) and I can still reproduce the signal loss. According to the serial number it's the 27th week production model. The band still feels the same and the proximity sensor bezel is still the same darkness. 1st time my phone was replaced was because it was dropped from like a foot and it shattered the screen. The apple store actually replaced it for free even though I called apple support and they told me it would be $199 to do what they call an "out of warranty replacement". 2nd time it was replaced b/c people kept asking me to repeat what I was saying, course by now I'm using a bumper. So we'll see what this phone does.
07-14-2010, 07:47 PM #88
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07-14-2010, 09:11 PM #89
When I first got mine last Tuesday my mic didn't work and had the death grip problem when they gave me the replacement everythings been great so far no death grip
07-14-2010, 10:02 PM #90
I have until Friday, as I expect does everyone else who preordered and received their phones early, to return the phone. I am waiting to see what Apple says at the press conference, but I am prepared to return the phone and purchase it again later in the production cycle, hoping for a model without the issue.
funny, when someone first mentioned a right hand/ left hand distinction, I made some facetious response about differing levels of conductivity between the left and right hands, I was wrong, it matters.
there's alot of chatter about the strength of the glass on the iphone 4 and people having broken screens. The glass doesn't appear to be as strong as Apple made it out to be. anyone have any thoughts on the glass?
If I could go back to my 3GS, this would be a non-issue, but since my wife lost her phone and now uses my 3GS, I needed this iphone 4 to work. I had hoped to only use a full body Zagg invisible shield so that I could show off the phone. Apple said the reception would be better, which I need because I live in an area with iffy reception (great sometimes, generally not so much) but the death grip requires me to use a case.
Maybe you like to but products that don't do what they are supposed to do or maybe you are a fanboy or maybe since you use a case you could care less that the phone by itself doesn't work properly. Others here have higher standards.
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07-14-2010, 11:24 PM #91
wow. im pretty sure they made a new one because everyone who took theirs in for a new one has no issues. :-/
07-15-2010, 01:40 AM #92
so what happens to all of these returned ip4? Does Apple just clean and resell these defective units back to customers as new or what? Now that would really piss me off.
07-15-2010, 11:41 AM #93
I can make my iphone 4 loose to 1 bar like 80% of the time, yesterday I was in a restaurant with 5 bar just by holding it, got it to no signal.
07-15-2010, 03:41 PM #94
So how is your new one doing ?
07-16-2010, 01:41 AM #95
Just received a new one today only issue I can find at the moment is the death grip..
07-16-2010, 04:19 AM #96
Apple seem to have launched a new iPhone at the same time every year. I totally understand that they were working on the iPhone 4 when the 3GS came out. They probably wanted to test out the new tech in the 3GS before they launched it as a standard in the 4. You have to remember that the 4 is a new design and that there will be issues with it to start with, so what if a few get sent back and have to be replaced. This will not outweigh the profits that Apple will rake in from the 4!
Im sure without fail that next June-July we will see an iPhone 4GS with all the bugs from the iPhone 4 all sorted and fixed. There will be new tech inside it to yet again test for the iPhone 5.
Im gonna wait until next year for the iPhone 4 as i dont see much difference from the 3GS apart from the look. Hopefully then i wont have to wait for a JB.