Originally Posted by DocNo42
And for those of us who actually own
an iPhone 4, it's hardly useless even if you touch it "here".
And if you do have an iPhone 4 and it is useless if you touch it "here" then take it back and get another one! $hit happens - luckily Apple is one of the most liberal companies in repairing or replacing electronics that I have ever dealt with. Heck, they have swapped out stuff for me that wasn't even under warranty - I didn't ask, I just wanted to see what it would take to get it repaired.
That's why I find comments like yours and the "they just don't want a bricked phone" so disingenuous. You don't have over 90% customer satisfaction ratings - ON A CONTINUAL BASIS - by screwing over and not taking care of your customers!
Flipping trolls - I can't believe I'm still being sucked into this thread...
I do have an iPhone 4, thank you very much. See my previous posts. I'm finding the immaturity displayed by some members of this forum to be somewhat pathetic. Any criticism of Apple or their products leads to one of their pet Chihuahua biting at your ankles. You obviously aren't affected by the problems, but why are you so quick to deny that others are?
Apple create some truly fantastic products and software. I own a MacBook Pro, iPod Classic and an iPod Touch. This is my first iPhone and I'm afraid its currently failing to deliver its primary function - a phone. I'm in a relatively poor reception area (about 4 bars with no 3G coverage) and I can consistently cause the phone to drop all reception by holding it in my left hand. Which, if you are right handed, is the natural thing to do when you are using Safari (hold in the left, use the fingers on the right hand). Even in good reception areas with 3G coverage I can get the reception to drop to 1 or 2 bars just by holding the phone in the left hand. I have also noticed that the reception drops in the right hand - just touching the phone's metal band causes signal degradation. I cannot replicate any of these things on my old Samsung X820.
I think the iPhone 4 is fantastic, that's why I bought one, but at the moment it's reception is not satisfactory. Under UK law I can return the item as 'not fit for purpose' under the Sales of Goods Act. However, I really want this phone to work and I'm crossing my fingers that a software patch will resolve the problem. If not (and it turns out to be a design flaw inherent in the hardware), then I'll need to seriously think about returning the phone.
I want the iPhone 4 to succeed.