Originally Posted by voodooru
more kool aid to feed the fanbois.
still will not explain or help actual contact with the antennas. in other words - DESIGN FAIL.
so the software will hide the flaw and ATT can continue to be the bad guy. touché!
While I don't really care for the explanation Apple has put forth, I have noticed that other cellphones on AT&T have done the same thing in regards to signal reporting. WIndows smartphones, BB's, my old Moto SLVR, an imported Sony Ericsson V800, an original Handspring Treo 600, and an old Nokia 3360. They ALL would go from full strength to zipo for no reason sometimes, in areas where they would usually show full strength.
Could it be that we expected the phone call quality and reliability to be improved with the iPhone 4? I kinda did when Steve Jobs at D8 said things would get worse before they get better. Is this the getting worse part? Ok, so Apple explains the signal gaffe, but do they address other issues about interference and maybe they should have rethought moving the antenna to the sides. I have defended them in the past week to try to come up with a truthful explanation, but this comes off to me as an insult to the purchasers of this product.
Maybe it's just me, but reading between the lines I'm getting a message that says this problem, is due to AT&Ts signal still being weak, if you really hate it, return it while Apple beats up AT&T and quietly fixes the antenna issue when they ship more iPhones in late July.
Being a long time AT&T customer, I feel your pain in regards to crappy phone reception. I don't have a iPhone 4 yet, as I am waiting for white. I did setup a clients Verizon Droid Incredible and I gotta say it's really!!!!! Mediocre... It's like a bizarro iPhone, and if you thought the keyboard sucked on the first iPhone OS, just try this one. It's fast on their network though, and the call quality is good, you just can't do both at the same time.
So if you stay with iPhone now, you get a great device with crappy phone reception (again). If you leave now and buy whatever Verizon is selling, you get a great network with a crappy device (well maybe not crappy, but severely downgraded). Or you could return the iPhone and wait till January to see if Bloomberg is FOS or not. Plus when you do that you get to see if Verizon's network takes a big sh*t when every customer buys a Verizon iPhone and taxes the network.
I guess there would be one more option to sue Apple, but really you don't wanna go down that road unless you are really bored and have nothing but time and money. If you're thinking of joining the class action, you will need to keep the phone in order to be eligible as part of the class. If you do, don't get mad at me when all you get is a coupon good at the Apple store for $30 along with your money refunded AFTER you give Apple the phone back and wait 4 to 6 MONTHS. That would be after the action SETTLES which could take years. Just ask the class that's suing Dell right now.