Originally Posted by noexpectations
Hey, everyone who bought an iPhone 4, you still have 24 days to return it for a FULL REFUND! There is no need to sue Apple. Just get your money back and get a life.
The problem is that the majority of people on this board complaining don't even own iPhones.
Originally Posted by NanoAkron
2 simple, easy, basic questions for you before I choose to ignore you completely -
1. Do you have an iPhone 4?
2. Are you able to reproduce this issue yourself?
If you answer no to either of these - just get the fuck off this new bandwagon.
Most importantly, identify which issue they're reproducing. IMHO, simply showing a signal drop is irrelevant. Apple has stated - and a lot of people have confirmed - that lots of phones show a signal drop but never drop calls. I can easily show a signal drop, but I've never dropped a call. Furthermore, dropped calls is only an issue if the phone drops more calls than other phones in the same conditions - which is why data is needed, not just "waaaah, waaah, waaah, I have a problem".
Originally Posted by anantksundaram
This will need to be addressed soon by Apple, one way or another. It is a serious issue, seemingly affecting a fair number of people (including me)..
Actually, I haven't seen any evidence that very many people exhibit dropped calls. There are a lot of people who see the number of bars drop, but that's a cosmetic issue. There are relatively few reports of dropped calls.
Anand's report confirms my own experience - that the iPhone 4 actually has better reception than previous versions.
Originally Posted by DarenDino
Exactly, it is like buying the latest sports car, only to find when you hold the steering wheel the engine stalls !!!!!
More like the car won't start if you're standing on your head with one hand in the glove compartment and the other in the trunk. It's actually fairly difficult to get your hand into position where the effect is observed while making a phone call.
Originally Posted by Kyle76
I have an iPhone 4, and I can reproduce the problem nearly 100% of the time -- right down to "Searching ..." and "No Signal" -- at which point I am unable to make a call. Otherwise, I love the phone, and of course I can hold it in such a way that the problem is avoided when making a call. I've never liked cases, and I really don't like the ugly Apple bumpers. It's certainly something I can work around, but if there is any way to improve it with a software upgrade, I wish they would get on with it.
If Apple can improve it with a software upgrade, they will. Do you have NO knowledge of Apple's history? They regularly improve these little problems with software patches when they are able.
You admit that it's simply a matter of holding the phone slightly differently. Considering how awkward it is to hold the phone cupped in your left hand while making a call, that's not a huge sacrifice.
Originally Posted by Jerseymac
Wow. I didn't know there was such a thing as AI forum police. Do you have a little Apple Insider badge too?
The person you're responding to said that only people who have an iPhone - and therefore direct knowledge of the issue - should be responding. That's a fairly reasonable position. I'm getting tired of the endless stream of Apple-haters who launch into endless attacks on Apple over issues that don't affect them and never will.