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Originally Posted by thompr View Post

I wasn't even getting the chime, because the connection was not solid. Are you using a bumper?

By the way, jus for kicks, I replaced the black wire that came with the Griffin charger with a standard white Apple USB/Dock cable, and everything is working just fine for me. As far as I can tell, the thickness of the Griffin cable and the narrowness of the bumper slot are causing all of the issues.

Thompson

I am using the Bumper, and you're right; the black Griffin USB/Dock cable is much thicker than Apple's white one. I hadn't really noticed before. I was getting the chime, but the cable wasn't locking in securely. Switching the cables out solved the problem.

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Originally Posted by DerPlanck View Post

I don't mean to butt in, but I'd like to say I wouldn't label you as a troll. But I have no problem describing you generally as a dick.

7 posts in, you're starting well.
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post #203 of 338
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Originally Posted by dtidmore View Post

Please, can we stop the personal barbs and stick to the subject.

The subject is the iPhone.
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post #204 of 338
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Originally Posted by rtdunham View Post

It seems to be SO new it's killed an interesting mix of my iPhone accessories that worked with my 3GS only three days ago. (I think they were broken by the hardware and not the new iOs--i upgraded to v 4 several days before the phone came out, but i only noticed the failures after getting the iP4)

Examples:

--My Kensington Nightstand doesn't charge my new phone.

--half a dozen short usb-to-iphone connector cables no longer work (connecting the new iP4 to my MBP via any of those cables does NOT trigger the opening of iPhoto to import photos; it does NOT trigger the opening of iTunes; even if I open iTunes manually the new iP4 does not show up as a device, using those cables--in other words, i can no longer sync using those cables).

It'd be interesting to know what changes were made in the iPhone connector, and why.

I'd like others to report here: Are any of your accessories still working? third-party chargers? docks? etc.

Contact those accessories producers and see the status on support for the iPhone 4.
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Originally Posted by thompr View Post

Well, the glass itself is very strong (30x stronger than plastic, used for cockpit canopies, etc) and can handle the acceleration/deceleration of impact. My only concern (without the bumper) is that the edges of the glass (or metal) at the point of impact might scratch or chip. The rubber bumper is sufficient to prevent that.

Apple was accurate but sneaky in their marketing, just like every other good company is.

The glass is NOT 30x stronger than plastic, but 30x harder. The former refers to breaking the latte refers to scratching.
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post #206 of 338
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Originally Posted by technohermit View Post

Something happened to poor Ireland about a year or so ago, and he quit coming around. The moniker is back; the sarcastic and witty person remains away. Ireland has been replaced by a mad man.

Ireland loves his iPad, his MacBook Air and his iMac. Ireland wanted an iPhone 4, but according to a poll on MacRumors over 50% of new iPhone 4's have a serious issue where you cannot hold the phone like you would normally. Call me a mad man all you want, but that's a serious, serious issue. Not buying one till I know more. Ireland is the same as he ever was, it's just that when Apple fucks up, which isn't too often, Ireland is not afraid to call them up on it.

Unfortunately though, when Ireland calls them he's labelled a troll and told he's changed.
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

I had problems with FaceTime with the first two people I tried it with, but it turns out the problem wasn't with FaceTime but their routers. Since then it's been working great. Better than expected.

However, I don't see myself using this much more than iChat A/V. Once FaceTime over 3G gets going this could turn out to be pretty useful for showing people other stuff, but right now I'd say it's still a novelty.

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or the new item i wanna buy to my wife
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i never ever got my a/v chat to work <<sad face >>

yes its a novelty
but when 3 .5 million field workers can show real time a broken water main or what ever
this kind of stuff will reach critical mass soon enough

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post #208 of 338
While this forum is about all things Apple and the talk of the day is the new iPhone, the subject of this particular thread is fit and finish. There are plenty of threads on every aspect of the new iPhone already open and active. Keeping comments focused makes the experience for all a lot more sane and enjoyable.
post #209 of 338
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

The glass is NOT 30x stronger than plastic, but 30x harder. The former refers to breaking the latte refers to scratching.

It's a balancing act. If they made it stronger they'd have to make it a little softer, so chances are it would scratch more. So they made a choice and you can't blame them. Hopefully next time round they'll be even better.
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post #210 of 338
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Originally Posted by dtidmore View Post

I have taken my 4G out of its silicone case several times to just study and marvel at the precision of it's design and manufacturing. Products exhibiting the level of precision readily apparent to those that have actually handled the 4G typically are produced by craftsmen in low volume and at high cost (to build as well as retail) such as Rolex, Leica, Hasselblad, Bowers & Wilkins, etc.

I've been marveling at the craftsmanship of mine in that fashion since Thursday, even with it inside its Bumper. But after reading your post, I removed the Bumper (briefly) to once again gaze at the device itself. Gorgeous! The styling. The solid build. The weight. It is truly a beautiful device to behold, and hold! Okay, enough of that. Bumper: ON! Hey, look at that! It's still gorgeous!

Daniel's gushing write up in the first part of AppleInsider's iPhone 4 review may have betrayed journalistic integrity by ignoring objectivity, but I fully relate to the sentiment. Thankfully, I'm not a journalist tasked with writing a review.

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The fact that Apple and Foxconn have been able to hold the line at such a high level of fit and finish and at a reasonable price point, speaks volumes of the engineering and tooling that have been invested in the 4G production line.

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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

I'm intrigued by the milling process Apple has quickly added to their product line. It started with the MBA, then the MBP and now even the iPhone and Mac Mini are milled. That has historically been a very expensive process and not fit for mass produced CE. I would love to know how they have been able to optimize this to make it viable, and if anyone else can possibly join them or is this a limited option for companies like Apple with a economy of scale within a single model design.

I too am greatly impressed by this! I wasn't terribly impressed with the design of first iMacs, but Ive's flat panel iMac really caught my attention. Their current product efforts though, have really exceeded my expectations of what CE products should offer. I'm not a visionary like Steve Jobs or an ingenious designer like Jonathan Ive. I freely admit to being enamored with Apple's recent product line, most of all with the iPhone 4.

I've never in my life directly interacted with technology and digital information the way I do with my iPhone. I grew up playing the first video games and have enjoyed a front row seat to the rapid technological evolution we've all witnessed since the late 1970s. Even with that perspective, even knowing that the technology behind the iPhone line are refinements and new implementations of existing technologies, experiencing what the iPhone 4 does, and how it does it (and with such polish), still seems like magic to me!

If, a few years from now, Apple reveals that they've invented an actual time machine, it not only won't surprise me, but fully explain Steve Jobs' unprecedented success with Apple these past few years. If I could come back in time with the ability to shape the future, I'd probably try to do something exactly along the same lines as what Jobs has done with Apple.

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post #211 of 338
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Originally Posted by mr_cazorp View Post

What if this were a Microsoft product? What if it were, say, the Xphone 360 - and it had the antennas wrapped around the outside, and when you held it in your hand like you might hold an iPod, or a deck of cards (you know, normally), the thing lost its signal?

I think that Mr Dilger would wear his fingers to the nubs writing a seventeen page article deriding the design and castigating Microsoft for their idiocy.

He'd praise Apple for designing products for humans, not test subjects, and say that a phone that hangs up simply by being held in the hand is something Apple would never do and so very typical of Microsoft's corporate focus-group tested sludge.

And what if a frustrated Xphone 360 owner emailed Steve Ballmer, and Ballmer replied, "Just don't hold it in that way?" I think Dan might have a stroke. His mind would erupt with such paroxysms of invective as to cause his brain to short-circuit before he could even log in to Roughlydrafted.

Doctors would never be able to revive him, let alone wipe the smile from his face.

But alas, this is an iPhone, not a Microsoft phone. And it was Jobs, not Ballmer who made the "did he just say that?" statement of the year. And because it's Apple - and Apple is infallible - then by definition there is no problem with this device - none worth mentioning anyway.

Any issues we see must be our fault. Our fault for not being pure. Our fault for not having the appropriate reverence for this magical device.

Our fault for being conductive.

I'm what i guess would be called a fanboy, and i like the phone and think the signal-block problem is overblown. Still, yours is a great post and i can find no fault with the sentiments.
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

You've officially lost your mind.

You've had a number of posts in this thread that just don't make sense to me.

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On an entirely different note:

THANKS TO THE FORUM: Several of you suggested my problems with cables and Kensington chargers not working with the iP4 might be because of the bumper.

I'm slapping myself in the forehead: You're right. Apple's cables and devices are thin enough to fit through the bumper slots (another fit-and-finish achievement!) ; the kensington and the (otherwise extremely handy) 3rd party short cables aren't. So I either have to strip the bumper every time i want to use one of those devices, or ditch them. I'm gonna hang on to them, see how they work with a better case i get down the road. It's great having the forum community to suggest to me the obvious.

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And this: as a retired journalist i have to agree with those critical of the review at the top of this thread. The adulation is over the top..
post #213 of 338
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

The fit and finish and the appearance of every detail of the phone, from its headphone jack to its camera port, and from its volume buttons to its hold switch, is simply luxurious and precise in a way I have rarely seen in a consumer device. Of course, the iPhone 4 is also roughly $700, before your carrier's subsidy kicks in and brings the entry price to around $300. If you think about the device as a $700 bit of equipment, it will impact how you handle it, who you allow to use it, and where you choose to pull it out.

Do you consider this desirable? I don't. A phone is meant to be used, not coveted. Are you going to pass down your iPhone 4 to your kids? If not, why should you conceal it from other human beings and the normal demands of human life?
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post #214 of 338
Daniel is an Apple fan, and certainly gives Apple the benefit of the doubt.

However, all those keep whining about the fact that this review is "fanboyism", are unable to single out a single piece of legitimate criticism with this article.

The reason is because this article is spot on. Which just shows how fantastically well made the iPhone really is. I saw it in the Apple Store, and was completely blown away by how magnificent it feels/looks.

The 3GS looks as uninspired as the Moto Razr did when the iPhone was released.
post #215 of 338
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Originally Posted by str1f3 View Post

Regarding the actual article, I may just get a bumper after all. I've been seeing a lot of cracked iPhone 4s on the web and a few have been from a 2 foot drop. Oddly enough all of these cracks have been on the back casing. I wonder what the differences are between the front and rear.

The front glass is glued to the display and therefore has more support. The back side isn't. If they are the same material, that would be my guess.
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Originally Posted by DanaCameron View Post

I've been marveling at the craftsmanship of mine in that fashion since Thursday, even with it inside its Bumper. But after reading your post, I removed the Bumper (briefly) to once again gaze at the device itself. Gorgeous! The styling. The solid build. The weight. It is truly a beautiful device to behold, and hold! Okay, enough of that. Bumper: ON! Hey, look at that! It's still gorgeous!

I kept my 3G in a case and you know, before the iPhone 4 came out I took it out to see what kind of shape it was in 2 years later. Other than some light scratches on the bezel it was pristine and I had forgotten how awesome the 3G looked and felt.

The 4 is even more impressive...I'll still probably stick it in a case though. I have to let my kids play with it at times and there's just no way it can go caseless.
post #217 of 338
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Steve also said: "just don't hold it in that way".

Get over it.

Get over it.

Get over it.

Wait to see what happens.

You must be a terror if you can't get over something that is still being diagnosed.
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Originally Posted by Jim Campbell View Post

Jesus Christ, Dan -- wipe the SteveJuice off your chin when you've finished fellating that Apple lovestick, won't you?

Congratulations, Appleinsider -- your association with Dilger has finally got you deleted from my bookmarks. Content-free PR regurgitation.

Thank you, and good night.

Jim

With a post like this... Good riddance. Please do stay away.
post #219 of 338
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Ireland loves his iPad, his MacBook Air and his iMac. Ireland wanted an iPhone 4, but according to a poll on MacRumors over 50% of new iPhone 4's have a serious issue where you cannot hold the phone like you would normally. Call me a mad man all you want, but that's a serious, serious issue. Not buying one till I know more. Ireland is the same as he ever was, it's just that when Apple fucks up, which isn't too often, Ireland is not afraid to call them up on it.

Unfortunately though, when Ireland calls them he's labelled a troll and told he's changed.

OK. I'll skip more than a mention of how weird it is to refer to oneself in the third person (and with an alias no less). But dude, you've been raving like a lunatic in this thread about a product you don't own and I assume haven't used. And that poll over at MacRumors? It's not scientific in any way because it is a biased sample that in no way reflects the makeup of the couple of million people who now have iPhone 4's in their hands. That doesn't mean these folks aren't having real issues, but you can't extrapolate from this poll that more than 50% of the phones out there are having these issues.

I don't think, however, that you're wrong to be cautious about purchasing the phone. I've been using my new iPhone 4 for two days now without a single issue. I absolutely love it and it is a massive improvement over my 3GS-- for me. That doesn't mean that this phone is right for you. Maybe it's overall performance for you, with your particular set of variables will mean that it's not the best phone for you. But come on. This is not some Apple conspiracy to screw their customers. They may have made some decisions regarding the engineering of this phone that don't work for you and maybe even a lot of other people. Maybe there's a real hardware or software issue that became more apparent once a couple of million people got to test the phones in the wild. But I highly doubt they're trying to rip their customers off.
post #220 of 338
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

...Ireland is not afraid to call them up on it.

Unfortunately though, when Ireland calls them he's labelled a troll and told he's changed.

The problem is that you aren't "call[ing] them up on it" as much as annoying everyone else when you hijack a thread like this. That's why you're labelled a troll but given you've always been an attention seeker you've hardly changed. It's just been a wonderful opportunity and you even got a mention on Engadget. This has been the best Apple product evar for you.
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Originally Posted by cutterboy View Post

OK. I'll skip more than a mention of how weird it is to refer to oneself in the third person (and with an alias no less). But dude, you've been raving like a lunatic in this thread about a product you don't own and I assume haven't used. And that poll over at MacRumors? It's not scientific in any way because it is a biased sample that in no way reflects the makeup of the couple of million people who now have iPhone 4's in their hands. That doesn't mean these folks aren't having real issues, but you can't extrapolate from this poll that more than 50% of the phones out there are having these issues.

I don't think, however, that you're wrong to be cautious about purchasing the phone. I've been using my new iPhone 4 for two days now without a single issue. I absolutely love it and it is a massive improvement over my 3GS-- for me. That doesn't mean that this phone is right for you. Maybe it's overall performance for you, with your particular set of variables will mean that it's not the best phone for you. But come on. This is not some Apple conspiracy to screw their customers. They may have made some decisions regarding the engineering of this phone that don't work for you and maybe even a lot of other people. Maybe there's a real hardware or software issue that became more apparent once a couple of million people got to test the phones in the wild. But I highly doubt they're trying to rip their customers off.

Ireland seems to have serious issues and is just flaming this thread.

I'm into my third day of using my iPhone4. Yes, I immediately noticed the left-hand reception issue. In my house in San Francisco, left-hand cause the bars to go down to 1 bar. Outside, the problem does not happen. I spent two days in Monterey, CA and the phone had no left-hand issues whatsoever.

I will make a call while holding it with my left hand. With 1 bar, I have no problem at all with reception, quality, and I have yet to have a dropped call. 3G performance regardless of the number of bars has been spectacular.

Also, this left-hand issue happens regardless of whether I have the bumper installed on it.

So for now, while I find the behavior unusual, I will wait and see what happens when Apple puts out the fix for it. I suspect (IMHO) that it is more a software issue than a design flaw. My iPhone4 works fine.

Other phones have also had similar problems and as usual, people are focusing solely on Apple. I find it hard to believe that Apple would have actually put out a known faulty product. If it was truly a defective design, I believe they would fess up and address it. Surely, SJ's comment about holding it differently is up for deliberation, I will simply stand on the sideline and take a wait-and-see approach.

For now, my iPhone4 is simply the best phone I've ever owned to-date. It's a stunning piece of engineering and has set the new standard for mobile phones. I have no problem recommending it to anyone.
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Originally Posted by oxygenhose View Post

The clown that wrote this, thinks that metal and glass are more expensive than the high impact plastic used before. That's of course, totally incorrect, but I guess that would have gotten in the way of him using the word 'cheap' fifty times, and maybe distract from sounding like a moron when using phrases like 'piece of kit'.

While I would doubt that Apple would have gone for the plastic back because of cost rather than because of it's electromagnet properties, it's true that glass does cost more than injection molded plastic, high impact or otherwise.
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Ireland loves his iPad, his MacBook Air and his iMac. Ireland wanted an iPhone 4, but according to a poll on MacRumors over 50% of new iPhone 4's have a serious issue where you cannot hold the phone like you would normally. Call me a mad man all you want, but that's a serious, serious issue. Not buying one till I know more. Ireland is the same as he ever was, it's just that when Apple fucks up, which isn't too often, Ireland is not afraid to call them up on it.

Unfortunately though, when Ireland calls them he's labelled a troll and told he's changed.

I've always appreciated your posts/insights. You did seem to come "loaded for bear" on this issue with oversize letters, all caps and lots of exclamation points. It may turn out to be a serious issue as you have insisted, or not. Coming on so strong gives little room for other viewpoints, whether those are the opposite of your view or somewhere in between.
I own a 3g and would definately like to upgrade,and will, if the antenna issue doesn't turn into a full fledged fiasco. I suspect it won't. If it turns out they really screwed the pooch I suppose I'd check out android flavors of phone but I'm not even sure that the way you have to hold it to have a problem is how I would personally hold it. But maybe it is, shit I don't know. I guess when taking notes while on the phone is when it would be most susceptible. If i'm not on the phone I usually drive withmy right hand. This may get fixed with an update making this a non issue, or it may be a poor design. The real question for me will be are there other smartphones out there whose design I like more. Certainly none are designed perfectly and I bet I'd hate one or two design elements of any smart phone. I'm in no rush so I'll adopt a wait and see attitude but I do suspect my next phone will be an iphone4.
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Originally Posted by rtdunham View Post

You've had a number of posts in this thread that just don't make sense to me.

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THANKS TO THE FORUM: Several of you suggested my problems with cables and Kensington chargers not working with the iP4 might be because of the bumper.

I'm slapping myself in the forehead: You're right. Apple's cables and devices are thin enough to fit through the bumper slots (another fit-and-finish achievement!) ; the kensington and the (otherwise extremely handy) 3rd party short cables aren't. So I either have to strip the bumper every time i want to use one of those devices, or ditch them. I'm gonna hang on to them, see how they work with a better case i get down the road. It's great having the forum community to suggest to me the obvious.

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And this: as a retired journalist i have to agree with those critical of the review at the top of this thread. The adulation is over the top..

Daniel is, shall we say, an unabashed fanboy. He will deny it if asked (I asked!).
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

7 posts in, you're starting well.

You do realize you've been completely flatulent all day long about not touching a 1/10 of 1 mm thick line on a telephone, that you might not touch anyway depending how you hold it? I'm right handed, use my left to hold the phone, and when I do, no part of my had comes within an inch of that ONE TENTH OF ONE MILLIMETER THICK line. It might not even be that thick. Have you gone into a store and picked one up? What if you did and discovered you had no problem, like quite a few of us here? What in the world would you do then?

I may have eight entire posts, but they are not full of empty gas. Phhhhpffhhfffffffft.
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Originally Posted by nht View Post

The front glass is glued to the display and therefore has more support. The back side isn't. If they are the same material, that would be my guess.

In addition, the front glass is much thinner, and is more flexible.
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Originally Posted by Doctor David View Post

I've always appreciated your posts/insights. You did seem to come "loaded for bear" on this issue with oversize letters, all caps and lots of exclamation points. It may turn out to be a serious issue as you have insisted, or not. Coming on so strong gives little room for other viewpoints, whether those are the opposite of your view or somewhere in between.
I own a 3g and would definately like to upgrade,and will, if the antenna issue doesn't turn into a full fledged fiasco. I suspect it won't. If it turns out they really screwed the pooch I suppose I'd check out android flavors of phone but I'm not even sure that the way you have to hold it to have a problem is how I would personally hold it. But maybe it is, shit I don't know. I guess when taking notes while on the phone is when it would be most susceptible. If i'm not on the phone I usually drive withmy right hand. This may get fixed with an update making this a non issue, or it may be a poor design. The real question for me will be are there other smartphones out there whose design I like more. Certainly none are designed perfectly and I bet I'd hate one or two design elements of any smart phone. I'm in no rush so I'll adopt a wait and see attitude but I do suspect my next phone will be an iphone4.

Ive now read a fair number of reviews of this product. In only one did the reviewer mention a problem. "Problem" meaning that call quality was affected by the grip. A few others attempted to duplicate the problem and one succeeded, But noted that it was difficult to do so.

While this does seem to be a problem, the question is how much? We can't go by people posting in forums, because those are the ones who are motivated enough to do so.

The question is how many people who don't post, or even know about the forums, are having problems. That is something we don't know.
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In addition, the front glass is much thinner, and is more flexible.

Would being thinner help in an edge impact?

Looking at my phone they look the same thickness but I don't know how much deeper they both go into the case. Wouldn't surprise me if it was thinner but they both look reasonably thick.
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Would being thinner help in an edge impact?

Looking at my phone they look the same thickness but I don't know how much deeper they both go into the case. Wouldn't surprise me if it was thinner but they both look reasonably thick.

It's a good question. Generally, the thinner it is the more resistant to cracking under certain circumstances. If the glass is bonded to a flexible substrait then it would be more resistant. I'm sure the back is bonded to some plastic as well or the pieces would fly apart if broken too violently. The crack structure I've seen doesn't look that of tempered glass.
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

It's a good question. Generally, the thinner it is the more resistant to cracking under certain circumstances. If the glass is bonded to a flexible substrait then it would be more resistant. I'm sure the back is bonded to some plastic as well or the pieces would fly apart if broken too violently. The crack structure I've seen doesn't look that of tempered glass.

Hey, mellgross, welcome aboard!

Were you off doing other things-- or just diffident to join this thread?

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post #231 of 338
It's interesting, a friend held the iPhone 4 and said it was much heavier.

Today, we weighed the phone and it's .1 oz heavier. With the bumper on the 4, and a standard slider case on the 3GS, the new combo comes in .4 oz's lighter.
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I love mine, so far no problems but the thing is slipperier than cat snot. I have to be careful when I lay it on the arm of the chair, slides off way to easily. This will be cured when the new Vaja cases arrive.
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Originally Posted by SendMe View Post

They could put the antenna in an optimal location.

They did. FCC requires that it be as far away from the head as possible. That's why all phones have the antenna near the mouthpiece - and some of them warn you about putting your hand over them.
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Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

They did. FCC requires that it be as far away from the head as possible. That's why all phones have the antenna near the mouthpiece - and some of them warn you about putting your hand over them.

Yeah, the last time I made a cell call several fillings fell out! \

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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

Daniel is, shall we say, an unabashed fanboy. He will deny it if asked (I asked!).

Good for you.

What's your point?
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Originally Posted by cutterboy View Post

OK. I'll skip more than a mention of how weird it is to refer to oneself in the third person (and with an alias no less). But dude, you've been raving like a lunatic in this thread about a product you don't own and I assume haven't used. And that poll over at MacRumors? It's not scientific in any way because it is a biased sample that in no way reflects the makeup of the couple of million people who now have iPhone 4's in their hands. That doesn't mean these folks aren't having real issues, but you can't extrapolate from this poll that more than 50% of the phones out there are having these issues.

I don't think, however, that you're wrong to be cautious about purchasing the phone. I've been using my new iPhone 4 for two days now without a single issue. I absolutely love it and it is a massive improvement over my 3GS-- for me. That doesn't mean that this phone is right for you. Maybe it's overall performance for you, with your particular set of variables will mean that it's not the best phone for you. But come on. This is not some Apple conspiracy to screw their customers. They may have made some decisions regarding the engineering of this phone that don't work for you and maybe even a lot of other people. Maybe there's a real hardware or software issue that became more apparent once a couple of million people got to test the phones in the wild. But I highly doubt they're trying to rip their customers off.

Thanks for injecting some well-worded sanity.

The guy was out of control. (But I am sure he'll be back).
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The feel , weight and look of the phone are great. It commands dignity and respect.
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Ireland loves his iPad, his MacBook Air and his iMac. Ireland wanted an iPhone 4, but according to a poll on MacRumors over 50% of new iPhone 4's have a serious issue where you cannot hold the phone like you would normally. Call me a mad man all you want, but that's a serious, serious issue. Not buying one till I know more. Ireland is the same as he ever was, it's just that when Apple fucks up, which isn't too often, Ireland is not afraid to call them up on it.

Unfortunately though, when Ireland calls them he's labelled a troll and told he's changed.

Good God! What a colossal blockhead you are! How many posts have you made in the last so many threads? We get it. Why do you keep repeating yourself? It's becoming impossible to follow a thread, even with you on ignore due to all the others quoting you. For the love of all that is holy, pass on this iphone and leave us in peace. IOW, STFU and go away. If I was Jobs, I'd find out who you are and make sure you were never allowed to buy another apple product to make up for the annoyance that is you.
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

Daniel is, shall we say, an unabashed fanboy. He will deny it if asked (I asked!).

A delicately tempered appreciation, and no slight for the 'caveat emptor'. Well done.

The author writes about Jobs and Apple as I would about Einstein, Mozart and yes, Jobs. If you truly understand and feel the momentous thread of History being woven by Jobs you cannot resist being swept by it. Dilger heartily shares in it.

The style may have shortfalls, the prose could be sharper, the breath of poetic justice underwritten, Dilger, writing on all creative cylinders, tells The Story from the inside out. He is part of the Story; and that makes him a prime witness, and an essential counterpoint to disinformation and propheteering.

When you describe a genius and his opus, passion is more trustworthy than penmanship.
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

Hey, mellgross, welcome aboard!

Were you off doing other things-- or just diffident to join this thread?

.

I hosted an audio club meeting Friday night, and spend part of the day Saturday moving the furniture back. Too busy to get to the computer, or rather, my iPad until now, as I had another meeting most of today as well, somewhere else, thankfully.

It's an interesting thread, though I think too much is being made of the article.
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