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Dick Gaywood?

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You beat me to it..


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Depending on your views of homosexuality, I would say that is a better name than Microsoft.

Making fun of people's names is about as childish and hurtful as you can get with attempted humor.

Actually, it's not even humorous.
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Originally Posted by onhka View Post

i ask again, show me the evidence were it implicitly show that apple claimed "there is no issue." or that no warranty work will be done.

If it is an antenna issue, apple will be required to go back to the government fcc approved laboratories and retest the iphone before submission or face a government forced recall. And until apple is able to hone in on the problem specifically, there can't resolve it.

Is it a design, materials, manufacturing, packaging, firmware or software problem? Is it the antenna itself? Is it the proximity sensor? Or is it something that is attached to it? Who knows? Certainly nobody here or anybody else at this point.

And anybody that thinks that apple doesn't care is an idiot.

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Apple has already stated that the customer should buy a case if they have this issue. Don't you think Apple should be including these covers for free with the iPhone ? It's obvious this phone has an issue.

Obvious to whom?
If its shown that there is a specific problem that requires either a recall or use of bumpers, then at that point it may make sense to provide them to anyone who asks.
But at the moment, there's nothing but rampant speculation as to cause, and indeed to symptoms.
Only an idiot would start handing out 'fixes' without 100% certainty as to symptom and cause.

Of course, 'idiotic' pretty well describes all of the hysteria being demonstrated here.
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But Apple is not saying they are investigating any issues. Or just remaining quiet. They say there are no issues. That's the issue that is pissing people off.

So your problem is with attitude and hurt feelings, not with any specific technical issue then.
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Do you understand the word purported?

purport
verb |pərˈpôrt| [with infinitive ]
appear or claim to be or do something, esp. falsely; profess : she is not the person she purports to be.

Then the links to other links... it's a big circle-jerk!

Until:

-- a problem is determined to exist in a significant percentage of devices (over expected failure rates)
-- a resolution to the problem is determined
-- a fix is implemented

anything they (Apple) does will be wrong-- why do anything?

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What does this imply ?

http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/...ng-procedures/

So you're illiterate as well as hysterical then. That article says nothing of the sort. It simply says that CS reps are under instructions not to issue unproven 'fixes' to an as yet undiagnosed issue.
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

What do you think "Stay Tuned" means?

I infer that means: We understand there is an issue-- we don't have an answer, yet... but we're working on it!

Be patient! We are less than 7 days into the release of the product... even God got more time than that!

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Well, if you accept that as a real email, which hasn't been proven, then you also need to accept the sentence he said before that one...."There is no reception issue". So what are we staying tuned for if there is no reception issue to fix ?
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Out of curiosity what's the number of posts required before somebody has standing credibility at AI?

Was wondering the same thing. I'm sure we'll be told by the 'experts'.
Sorry for being off topic everyone.
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Originally Posted by GQB View Post

So you're illiterate as well as hysterical then. That article says nothing of the sort. It simply says that CS reps are under instructions not to issue unproven 'fixes' to an as yet undiagnosed issue.

It implies there is an issue. That was my point !!! The other poster said Apple hasn't admitted there is an issue. Also, why are they suggesting to the customers to buy covers if that's an unproven fix, to an undiagnosed issue ?
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Originally Posted by Glockman View Post

When get you are old enough to think rationally and analyze data for yourself, instead of blindly accepting everything Jobz says and sells without scrutiny, you will understand how those of us feel. Apparently you and the other lemmings don't mind being lied to and insulted by a guy that wants your money and considers you a dope.

So again, why haven't you returned your iPhone and bought something else? You still have a week left. You mustn't feel all that bad if you intend to keep the iPhone and just keep bitching about it. You responded to my reply by hurling insults but you refuse to answer WHY you are keeping the iPhone? And by the way it's spelled Kool-Aid, with a K. It's been spelled that way for over fifty years.

Until you explain why you aren't returning the iPhone and leaving Apple for good you're just running off at the mouth.
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Originally Posted by Hands Sandon View Post

Apple have made it completely clear to me, almost text book to what that leaked memo to staff read, that they will not replace the phone over antenna issues caused by holding the phone in the usual manner. I guess I could go 50 plus miles to the nearest Apple store and see what happens but on the phone they stated that position clearly as did their technician in level 2.

It may be that your contact with Apple Support was early in the appearance of the "issue". Like most support people, Apple's technicians are trained to be wary and not overreact. They also have "policy" answers they are allowed to give out to unresolved issues.

It might be interesting to call Apple Support, again, now that the issue has gained a certain newsworthiness. Then, if you are not satisfied with the answer, escalate to the next level... and so on, up the chain of command. Log names, badge numbers, and responses at each step.

At some point, if you are still not satisfied with Apple Support, it may be worth a call to Public Relations in Cupertino. There you can explain the problem, the actions you've taken, and the reasons for your dissatisfaction. I would emphasize that the issue is important to you, beyond the iPhone, itself-- and that you think that the issue should be equally important to Apple

I suspect you will get the issue resolved.

However, resolution may be a refund/return for the iPhone.

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post #252 of 376
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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

I think the antenna got pushed outside. They wanted it thinner, with a larger battery, so the antenna no longer fit inside. The whole design is a series of compromises. They weighed the pluses and minuses and arrived at their conclusion. In many situations the reception is better than it was before, and others, possibly worse.

There has always been chatter about the interference and bad reception caused by the internal antenna. Apple has gotten slammed for 'poor reception' for 3 years, and when they finally think outside the box (literally in this case) they get slammed for THAT.
Its a no-win, hence Jobs' reply.

My reception has improved markedly with this device, and yes, I've found occasional locations where the bars (NOT, btw necessarily actual signal strength) have reduced.
Big F-ing deal.

Again, the whiners = FAIL (to use their favorite cliche.)
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It implies there is an issue. That was my point !!! The other poster said Apple hasn't admitted there is an issue. Also, why are they suggesting to the customers to buy covers if that's an unproven fix ?

I think you better give it up with these guys, they're in the Steve Jobs reality distortion field.

But in fairness to them, Apple is saying buy a cover if the signal drop affects you. It does not affect every person. With the main point being, every cell phone drops signal when interfered with by the human body to some extent.

The question is- is this amount interference a 'problem'(obviously not for everyone but enough that action must be taken), 'normal(hey its a cell phone, get over it)' or at least 'acceptable'(sorry its not great, but there it is) ? I dunno
For those living on the fringe coverage... its a judgement call. for those in strong signal areas should not be a problem.

IMO With 20-20 hindsight, after the fact quarterbacking etc- having the iphone4 antenna exposed and part of how one grips the phone seems incrediably stupid, but thats just an opinion... and you know what they say about opinions.
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Evidence of firings ? What evidence are you looking for ? The job openings for antenna designers seems pretty obvious to me. Sorry you can't put two and two together. Yes, this could all be a coincidence. Kinda like the coincidence Apple finally starts making iPhone cases, and this case only covers the antenna. Nobody is saying these are facts. But they are highly possible.

Since you clearly live in your parents basement and have never actually worked for a corporation, let me 'splain something to you Lucy.
A job posting does not show up in a week. Assuming that some antenna engineer was immediately fired for an unclearly diagnosed symptom instead of being assigned to, oh say, FIX IT, the paperwork involved in just the HR gymnastics needed to post an opening would take weeks.
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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

Intelligence is something lacking in a good portion of Apples customer base.


Dave

Actually, if the continued lines for the device are any indicator, general intelligence in the customer base is damned good.
Its the intelligence of the pontificating tech know-it-alls on this kind of forum that is in question.
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Originally Posted by GQB View Post

Since you clearly live in your parents basement and have never actually worked for a corporation, let me 'splain something to you Lucy.
A job posting does not show up in a week. Assuming that some antenna engineer was immediately fired for an unclearly diagnosed symptom instead of being assigned to, oh say, FIX IT, the paperwork involved in just the HR gymnastics needed to post an opening would take weeks.

Uhh, but Ricky, lol, what if this antenna issue was noticed weeks ago.
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Originally Posted by boeyc15 View Post

IMO With 20-20 hindsight, after the fact quarterbacking etc- having the iphone4 antenna exposed and part of how one grips the phone seems incrediably stupid, but thats just an opinion... and you know what they say about opinions.

No, putting the antenna on the outside to improve reception was a brilliant idea.
Putting it into the hands of self-righteous idiots was the big mistake.

Fake Steve really had it right. There are some people who shouldn't be allowed to buy Apple products.
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Since you clearly live in your parents basement and have never actually worked for a corporation, let me 'splain something to you Lucy.
A job posting does not show up in a week. Assuming that some antenna engineer was immediately fired for an unclearly diagnosed symptom instead of being assigned to, oh say, FIX IT, the paperwork involved in just the HR gymnastics needed to post an opening would take weeks.

I work in a fortune 10 company, job postings can go out so fast it would make you head spin. Especially if the CEO said 'Do it now'. Geesh.
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Out of curiosity what's the number of posts required before somebody has standing credibility at AI?

Fair enough! I hardly ever even notice a join date-- unless the poster appears to: have an agenda; be overly negative; is stirring the pot; is changing sides on an issue of contention; is not addressing reasonable questions asked of him; is making assertions with no valid citations or references...

At some point, I ask myself: "why is he here?".

I have been here a while, and am familiar with most of the authors and posters, including yourself. I believe that most come to the AI forums for reasonable discussion, enlightenment, and to express their opinions and facts as they see them. I enjoy the discussions, agree with some members on some issues and disagree on others. Sometimes I learn things that give me a different perspective or change my views.

When someone, unfamiliar, is generating a lot of flack (whether I agree with it or not), I try to determine why,

Then I look at the Flacker's stats... you'd be surprised how often a Flacker has joined AI within a few days of a major Apple occurrence: iPad announcement; iPhone announcement, Flash announcement.

When this happens, I try to point out the coincidence, that's all!

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work culture at Apple is very unattractive.

Based on what? Apple has one of the top management teams in the country and is achieving incredible results with modest R&D spending. Something like half of their revenue is from products that didn't even exist 5 years ago - yet they're doing that with R&D expenses that are not out of line with the rest of the industry. You don't achieve those results with a lousy work culture.

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It implies there is an issue. That was my point !!! The other poster said Apple hasn't admitted there is an issue. Also, why are they suggesting to the customers to buy covers if that's an unproven fix, to an undiagnosed issue ?

It doesn't imply that the problem you're complaining about is real.

Everything I've seen says that:
1. There is a problem with the reported number of bars dropping if you hold your phone in some special way (which you probably wouldn't be able to do when making a call).
2. Apple says that this does not affect call quality - and Anand confirmed this.
3. Apple will have a software fix for the inaccurate bars - as reported by Mossberg.

So, Apple's statement that there's no reception problem but a fix will be out later for the bars problem is not inconsistent.

I've seen a lot of people claim that they can artificially induce the 'lower bars' issue. I haven't seen anything other than isolated anecdotal evidence that this affects call quality - so there may not be a reception problem.

Now, if you have real, valid, statistical evidence that the iPhone 4 drops calls more than previous phones under identical conditions, you might have a point. Until then, you're just spewing FUD.
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Originally Posted by GQB View Post

There has always been chatter about the interference and bad reception caused by the internal antenna. Apple has gotten slammed for 'poor reception' for 3 years, and when they finally think outside the box (literally in this case) they get slammed for THAT.
Its a no-win, hence Jobs' reply.

My reception has improved markedly with this device, and yes, I've found occasional locations where the bars (NOT, btw necessarily actual signal strength) have reduced.
Big F-ing deal.

Again, the whiners = FAIL (to use their favorite cliche.)

I suppose because it sunny at your house, it must be sunny everywhere. LOL
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I suppose because it sunny at your house, it must be sunny everywhere. LOL

And because it's raining at yours, it must be raining everywhere? Do positive reports not carry the same weight as negative ones in your estimation?
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2. Apple says that this does not affect call quality - and Anand confirmed this.

Nowhere does AnandTech's article says it does not affect call quality. In fact they show how the iPhone 4 is affected the most by signal attenuation. Not just a bar display issue.
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Originally Posted by Robin Huber View Post

And because it's raining at yours, it must be raining everywhere? Do positive reports not carry the same weight as negative ones in your estimation?

Nope, but I'm not calling the people that don't have problems names. I'm sure there are many people not having issues. And that's fine. You are the one complaining about the people that have issues.
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Nope, but I'm not calling the people that don't have problems names. I'm sure there are many people not having issues. And that's fine. You are the one complaining about the people that have issues.

I'm not anymore. Read my earlier posts today. Just wanted to see if your metaphorical knife cut both ways. No judging.
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I'm not anymore. Read my earlier posts today. Just wanted to see if your metaphorical knife cut both ways. No judging.

Oops, sorry, I thought I was responding to a "GQB" post. LOL
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

It may be that your contact with Apple Support was early in the appearance of the "issue". Like most support people, Apple's technicians are trained to be wary and not overreact. They also have "policy" answers they are allowed to give out to unresolved issues.

It might be interesting to call Apple Support, again, now that the issue has gained a certain newsworthiness. Then, if you are not satisfied with the answer, escalate to the next level... and so on, up the chain of command. Log names, badge numbers, and responses at each step.

At some point, if you are still not satisfied with Apple Support, it may be worth a call to Public Relations in Cupertino. There you can explain the problem, the actions you've taken, and the reasons for your dissatisfaction. I would emphasize that the issue is important to you, beyond the iPhone, itself-- and that you think that the issue should be equally important to Apple

I suspect you will get the issue resolved.

However, resolution may be a refund/return for the iPhone.

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I have done that to the degree that by this Tuesday the problem had been downgraded from significant to just hold it differently according to the same level 2 technician. Like he told me, a new replacement phone would exhibit the same behavior. The point here really is that on Friday he thought that it was a serious issue, serious enough to warrant the replacement of the phone and by Tuesday the issue isn't serious it's just the way the phone has been designed and to add insult to injury he won't even offer a free case when they know it helps to solve the problem. That's the real point here.

I will be calling them back to take this further.
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Mine is 88026. No issues to report. Any antenna signal attenuation is minimal as I haven't noticed any problems.

Mine is 84025. I received it on June 23.

I have a HUGE signal attenuation problem -- it disappears quickly and impressively (take the finger or palm off, and it comes back fully in about 30 seconds).
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Until then, I'm just spewing FUD.

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Mine is 84025. I received it on June 23.

I have a HUGE signal attenuation problem -- it disappears quickly and impressively (take the finger or palm off, and it comes back fully in about 30 seconds).

Well I'd like to believe you but I have it on authority from jragosta that unless "you have real, valid, statistical evidence that the iPhone 4 drops calls more than previous phones under identical conditions, you might have a point. Until then, you're just spewing FUD."
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Off topic, but breaking news:

MS has just pulled the plug on the Kin. Another iPhone killer has bit the dust. Oh, I know, the Kin was never considered an iPhone killer. Still, at the rate new Android phone models are being released, they'll have to kill older ones off pretty frequently or risk a bewildering number of choices for consumers. They're gonna run out of names. Samsung has three or four different names for the same phone depending upon who sells it. Sometimes, less is more.

And yes, I know the Kin was not an Android phone.
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Well I'd like to believe you but I have it on authority from jragosta that unless "you have real, valid, statistical evidence that the iPhone 4 drops calls more than previous phones under identical conditions, you might have a point. Until then, you're just spewing FUD."

Nah, he'll agree with me.

He'd better.
post #273 of 376
In my experience, Apple won't publicly admit that a problem exists.

They also won't admit that they are working on a fix, because that in itself would be admitting that a problem existed.

I have experienced this numerous times with Apple products recently. The problem as a consumer is that it is difficult to judge whether you should hold on to the affected product, in the hope that Apple are secretly working on a fix, or should you return it for a refund?

Every Apple employee that you talk to will just clam-up and deny any knowledge of anybody else suffering the same problems. When you point out all the threads on responses on their own Discussion Forums, they tell you that the website has nothing to do with Apple Retail, and that they can't account for comments left by members of the public. It's very, very, frustrating. And it's beyond me how Apple's customer support ratings are so good?

I've had four different 30" Cinema Displays that either displayed dancing pixels or couldn't be driven via the MiniDP to DL DVI adapter, and four different 24" LED Displays with the colour temperature cycling problem. The 30" Cinema Displays were never fixed, and the 24" LED Displays were mysteriously fixed upon the next double-dot Software Update. Again Apple never admitted a problem. Funny how it was fixed upon the next Software Update though, right?

My iPad couldn't remember ANY of the WiFi passwords I typed in. Of course, Apple and the Fanboys would have you believe that that was a problem with each of the routers configurations, rather than the iPad. Of course ten different WiFi routers are wrong and the iPad is the only thing that's right. Funny how every other device seems to connect OK, including two MacBook Pros and two iPhones?

So back the iPad went, and PC World, who always put up one hell of a fight, took it back and offered a full refund without batting an eyelid. They simply added my iPad to the pile behind the counter. "That's most of them back now" said the sales assistant.
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


Unfortunately, lawsuits are a cost of doing business! Just as Apple has Engineers to design antennas, they have Lawyers to protect their interests... Let the lawyers earn their pay!

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Yes but the customers are taking the hit. That's wrong, and simply on a PR level it's bad for Apple. The issues are too severe to play games with. Apple could have saved some face if it at least had offered to help those experiencing issues by offering them a free case to help reduce the problem. I'm sure SJ and his lawyers understand that but they're taking the harder approach. They are betraying their customers, period. This is the first time I personally have experienced bad customer service from Apple all the other times they were all too happy to help.
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I have done that to the degree that by this Tuesday the problem had been downgraded from significant to just hold it differently according to the same level 2 technician. Like he told me, a new replacement phone would exhibit the same behavior. The point here really is that on Friday he thought that it was a serious issue, serious enough to warrant the replacement of the phone and by Tuesday the issue isn't serious it's just the way the phone has been designed and to add insult to injury he won't even offer a free case when they know it helps to solve the problem. That's the real point here.

I will be calling them back to take this further.

Good! I wish you satisfaction!

If you go through PR, be sure to get a name and an 800 callback number-- if you get switched to Apple Support. The initial PR call is not toll free-- intentionally!

If what you want is a free case, that could be easy or difficult... depending. I suspect the cost of the case is not the issue with you-- rather it is the principal! The same goes for Apple!

I suspect if Apple could resolve the issue with a "free case with every iPhone"-- they would do it, boom... and it would add a buck to their cost of the iPhone 4. 2.5 million phones, so far == $2.5 million... a pittance-- Apple couldn't address the issue with $5 million worth of advertising.

The problem is that the case is a band-aid-- it doesn't fix the issue, it just mitigates it.

I can hear it all now: But I wanted a $50 case; Why do I have to accept that case-- give me a credit, so I can buy what I want; I wanted one with an external battery; Apple didn't fix the problem-- they just provided a iPhone condom (band-aid)... the beat goes on (and on, and on...).

I do hope you get satisfaction! Barring that, I hope you get to where you accept the results. At some point in time, there are bigger windmills that need our attention!

I am not experiencing the problem-- if I were, I'd be pissed! But, hey, $30 isn't sacrificing my principles-- it's just that there are better things to do with my time*...

... I am reminded of my old T-Mobile Nokia, where I had to go n (I forget) menu levels deep to send a text (or do damn near anything)... Never could figure out that phone.


* I am trying to get an app ready for the app store and I spent all day on this thread! Duh!

Peace!

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Is anyone else weary as hell over this overblown issue?

Or did everyone forget the signal strength bit when the 3G first rolled out?
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It implies there is an issue. That was my point !!! The other poster said Apple hasn't admitted there is an issue. Also, why are they suggesting to the customers to buy covers if that's an unproven fix, to an undiagnosed issue ?

I am usually not a grammar snob... but I gotta' say:

You do not know what the article implies!

You infer that there is in issue based on how you interpret what is in the article!

Here's a test for you:

Nina Simone is not a Caucasian!

What do I imply?

What do you infer?

... sorry to be so pedantic!

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Good! I wish you satisfaction!

If you go through PR, be sure to get a name and an 800 callback number-- if you get switched to Apple Support. The initial PR call is not toll free-- intentionally!

If what you want is a free case, that could be easy or difficult... depending. I suspect the cost of the case is not the issue with you-- rather it is the principal! The same goes for Apple!

I suspect if Apple could resolve the issue with a "free case with every iPhone"-- they would do it, boom... and it would add a buck to their cost of the iPhone 4. 2.5 million phones, so far == $2.5 million... a pittance-- Apple couldn't address the issue with $5 million worth of advertising.

The problem is that the case is a band-aid-- it doesn't fix the issue, it just mitigates it.

I can hear it all now: But I wanted a $50 case; Why do I have to accept that case-- give me a credit, so I can buy what I want; I wanted one with an external battery; Apple didn't fix the problem-- they just provided a iPhone condom (band-aid)... the beat goes on (and on, and on...).

I do hope you get satisfaction! Barring that, I hope you get to where you accept the results. At some point in time, there are bigger windmills that need our attention!

I am not experiencing the problem-- if I were, I'd be pissed! But, hey, $30 isn't sacrificing my principles-- it's just that there are better things to do with my time*...

... I am reminded of my old T-Mobile Nokia, where I had to go n (I forget) menu levels deep to send a text (or do damn near anything)... Never could figure out that phone.


* I am trying to get an app ready for the app store and I spent all day on this thread! Duh!

Peace!

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Thanks very much for the helpful advice, much appreciated.



I would have thought that Apple could offer only their Bumper, that would keep things simple and I think fair, but nonetheless I'm sure what you're saying would be true for some that ie the bumper won't protect the back, must have leather etc- just like you're saying. But it would be a start and they would overall start building back trust. They'd certainly have a case (no pun intended) that without a case the phone would have no protection etc anyway.

Sadly, for me, my funds are pretty scarce, but yes, I will in the next few days get a case.

I'm massively pleased with the iP4, if I wasn't it would have been an easy decision to just return it. It's just too nice for me to want anything else, despite the problems.

Best of luck with that app. If you want to waste any more time here I'd love to know what it is?
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Nowhere does AnandTech's article says it does not affect call quality. In fact they show how the iPhone 4 is affected the most by signal attenuation. Not just a bar display issue.

It doesn't say that anywhere? Maybe you missed:

"From my day of testing, I've determined that the iPhone 4 performs much better than the 3GS in situations where signal is very low, at -113 dBm (1 bar). Previously, dropping this low all but guaranteed that calls would drop, fail to be placed, and data would no longer be transacted at all. I can honestly say that I've never held onto so many calls and data simultaneously on 1 bar at -113 dBm as I have with the iPhone 4, so it's readily apparent that the new baseband hardware is much more sensitive compared to what was in the 3GS. The difference is that reception is massively better on the iPhone 4 in actual use."

Seems that's exactly what they said.

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Well I'd like to believe you but I have it on authority from jragosta that unless "you have real, valid, statistical evidence that the iPhone 4 drops calls more than previous phones under identical conditions, you might have a point. Until then, you're just spewing FUD."

So, instead, you think that Apple should scurry around throwing out useless 'fixes' every time one of the first 1.7 MILLION iPhone users complains about something? It only makes sense to base their actions on factual analysis. And that doesn't depend on a few whiners on AI.
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

I am usually not a grammar snob... but I gotta' say:

You do not know what the article implies!

You infer that there is in issue based on how you interpret what is in the article!

Here's a test for you:

Nina Simone is not a Caucasian!

What do I imply?

What do you infer?

... sorry to be so pedantic!

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Thanks for the lesson :-) I'll try it again...

The Apple memo says -
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d. If you are experiencing this on your iPhone 4, avoid covering the black strip in the lower-left corner of the metal band.

That infers :-) to me that they know there is an issue touching the black strip. A spot many people touch when they naturally hold the phone. That is the issue and the flaw.
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