You better not get the Droid then because my brother and I just spent a half hour experimenting with both model droids (the HTC and Motorola ones) and they both suffer the same problem. Further, why should Apple have to give out a free bumper when for 99 percent of the people out there they are happy iPhone owners and were going to buy a case from somebody, if not Apple, anyway? Have you played with the new iphone, it is the best phone out there bar none.
These people crying are just people looking for a free hand out. Kind of like the people who when Apple lowered the price of it's iPhone after three months people thought Apple owed them something. Apple needlessly caved in that case and gave a $100 credit. I remember when the Nexus One came out, the forums where filled with unhappy users who had to email Google for support.
Apple is a business, but for a business it really goes the extra mile to treat people fairly. I once had Apple fix a five year old Mac for free for me.
Originally Posted by lewchenko
After reading a gazillion forum posts about the iPhone4's reception woes, reviews, and user experience I actually decided against purchasing for the following reasons :
a) Apple's PR (issue resolved by changing the bars... I think not)
b) Simply touching the bands of the antenna together is enough to potentially lose a call (according to many who actually own an iPhone4)
c) Cheaper Android High Spec phones now available that dont suffer this problem as badly.
d) Apple not willing to give out bumpers to resolve it and expecting us to pay $30 for them (a rip off basically)
I cant justify this purchase anymore, so am now looking to Motorola Droid X/Incredible or HTC for my new smartphone. I do however still love my iMac, so its not like Apple has lost me as a customer fully... just not for their phones.
This would have been my first iPhone too.