Originally Posted by dfiler
Just as annoying as being told to shut up after merely posting one's experience with the iPhone4.
But because you don't believe the problem is real, it seems that you're ok with people being told to shut up. Otherwise you'd be just as outraged at that kind of behavior. Perhaps more outraged. Instead, you've consistently harped on idiots from one side of the argument but not idiots from the other side of the argument.
Maybe it is no longer the problem, in this case, the iPhone 4 antenna, that is the actual problem. Maybe, it is how we communicate the problems we encounter, especially in the internet age.
There is a sense of proportion. A 0.01% is still a lot of people having problems, if we talk about more than 3 million iPhones already sold -- even if 99.9% of those more than 3million have no problems, or can overlook the problem, or find a workaround the problem, or trust Apple that they recognize the problem and are working on it.
The second problem arises if those 0.01% assumes that their problem (or what they perceive to be a fatal flaw), is also everyone's problem. We know from the real world (myself include) are more vocal than those who do not problem. And, 0.01% of more than 3 million can raise a lot of decibles.
The next problem arises when bloggers and mass media, exploit the issue to further their own goals, not really to find the truth or solution to the problem. As a result, the term "it goes viral" was coined, to refer to situations where something is believed to be a fact, or at least perceived to be a fact, whether it is true or not, simply because of "infinite" repetition.
This is not to say that Apple has not made a mistake, in this whole mess.
From my own experience, I would trust Apple than Microsoft, Google, or some other company to foind their way around this situation.
Just for the record, I have "tried/used" various iPhones (including the latest), but never owned one, simply because I do not want to be saddled with the high monthly cost. Also, what I do most also would require a larger screen; the iPad for mobile would be more suited for what I need, it is just not there yet, but I might be forced to get an iPad prematurely because of a project we wanted to do the next few months.