Originally Posted by NoodlesNoodlemann
Here's my take. There is obviously a problem affecting some (who knows how many) phones. It seems that it is a small percentage of the total sold. But for those who have the bad ones, it's a big issue. They are not nuts just because someone else's phone works fine. My sense is that a bad batch or two were shipped. I have never been impressed with the Chinese regarding QC. So now Apple has to confirm what the issue is with the bad ones and correct it which is what they are probably doing right now. If I had a bad one I would just return it. And wait for the issue to be fixed. The returned ones will be fixed and sold as refurbs. It just doesn't seem as though, judging by how many people are raving (positively) about the phone, that is a universal issue or one just limited to low signal areas, etc.
Am in Los Angeles. Me and a roomate bought our iphone 4's on day one. Each of us HAVE NO RECEPTION ISSUES at all. In fact this new iphone performs FASTER, downloads FASTER from our WIFI, the face time is awesome.. The only "issue" i can report is that the prox sensor is a little too sensitive sometimes. But overall this phone is a major upgrade from past models and just flies with speed and moving through websites and applications is now super fast and flawless. Clearly to me the "issues" people are experiencing must be related to a combination of factors that don't exist in my case and the case of countless others. Dropped calls are a fricking fact of life, not apple. And yea that goes for EVERY network out there including Verizon.
Hey I am def not a fan of ATT. But am not concerned about Apple "ponying" up or not. I'm a 25++ year customer and can say that right now I have 6 Apple products in my house including iphones and their customer service has stood behind my purchases within REASON.
And...I might add...Even today, calling Apple is so much easier than calling almost ANY consumer electronics company on earth!
I mean, what's the problem? If my phone, no matter who I bought it from...did not make calls or consistantely exhibited problems making it unable to function, i'd just return it either for my money back or exchange it. It boggles my mind why paid shrills from Apple's competitors stir up these forums and convince people that have no issues to honestly develop one while they sit on these forums ranting about an issue when a solution exists, it's called exchange or return.
My phones reception is GREATLY improved over previous models. Its internet speed also performs as promised.