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German Stiftung Warentest: iPhone 4 is the real signal loser

26 July, 2010 | Read the news | Post your comment
German Stiftung Warentest: iPhone 4 is the real signal loser - read the full textThe popular German foundation Stiftung Warentest, which is the regional authority on consumer product testing accommodated the recently unveiled Apple iPhone 4 in its lab and tested its notorious antenna performance. And no-one will be surprised to hear that the iPhone 4 failed to impress the guys...

 

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I really wanna use iph 4 but i am afraid of that trouble. hope everything will be good.

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  • 2010-08-15 05:34
  • u44R

When will the life extension app be available for all the people with no lives.

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  • 2010-08-05 04:31
  • Fv4N

Anonymous (if that is your real name) says:

"Reports from Australia and Norway state that the iPhone 4 actually works better than other phones."

well, i've read the same report and actually, Australia and Norway are saying that the iPhone has the worst reception of any phone ever.

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  • 2010-08-02 17:18
  • ixYB

i good product is something that works well out of the box.

a successful product is a top seller when there are flaws.

i prefer to have a good product. at least the toilet cleaner do not use the same phone as i do..

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  • 2010-07-31 21:44
  • TK40

In singapore , the iphone4 still got the same problem . e.g antenna issue and others. If have , tell everyone the true and recall all the iphone4 back . This very important things have to take note on it . We pay for the phone , we expect is good .

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  • 2010-07-31 20:47
  • uRIJ

> In reply to Joao @ 2010-07-30 20:15 from 9y%A - click to readNot as much as the people who continue to whine about a non-issue.

So have you even used an iPhone 4?

Reports from Australia and Norway state that the iPhone 4 actually works better than other phones.

Telstra in Australia awarded the iPhone 4 a blue tick marking it suitable for use in remote areas after testing of reception and call quality.

Yet you continue with the rubbish that was started by Americans who have been complaining about AT&T for years.

Brainwashed (by the media) much?

You sure sound like it.

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  • 2010-07-31 06:38
  • P%nm

> In reply to optimise @ 2010-07-30 06:08 from Sbcq - click to readThe best phone?????lololololol
Picking up this model in a normal way it turns out it is a ipod(no signal), so best phone?????nop...
If it was a decent company that values their customers, they would take the phone out of the market, and solve the problems or even they wouldnt put it on the market.
Shame to apple and to the loyal customers.......OPEN YOUR EYES. yOU HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED.

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  • 2010-07-30 20:15
  • 9y%A

> In reply to Steve n0b @ 2010-07-30 10:04 from pKs} - click to readIt's the best:-

http://www.dailytelegraph.com....225898632579

So Whoopi works for T-Mobile, no wonder she threw a competitor's (AT&T) product out of a car.

So how much did T-mobile pay her?

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  • 2010-07-30 14:38
  • P%nm

> In reply to optimise @ 2010-07-30 06:08 from Sbcq - click to readit's the most popular... not the best (NO way near)
will you still buy this design flawed product if it hasn't got any apple logo on it?

It will cost you over £1000 after 18-24 contract, would you accept a cheap £1 case if this phone was made by other manufacturers apart from apple?

Whoopi goldberg advertised the IP4 for tmobile in the USofA... But she wasn't happy with the IP4 though, check this link out : http://technology.gather.com/v...474978379318

Stop living in denial and don't be a sad follower

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  • 2010-07-30 10:04
  • pKs}

love it or hate it!! Iphone remains th bst smart phone out there thts a fact, srry.....

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  • 2010-07-30 06:08
  • Sbcq

iPHONE

i prefer hipness over network excellence

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  • 2010-07-29 15:11
  • PBRB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-07-29 09:10 from vaQv - click to read"The ministry repeatedly asked Apple Japan to take market measures, such as giving warnings or recalling the products, but it has failed to do so," he said, adding the ministry issued the order late on Wednesday. - iPod Nano

- How ignorant Apple Japan can be! They don't even care about their comsumers safety! Tsk Tsk!

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  • 2010-07-29 14:21
  • PU$J

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-07-29 09:10 from vaQv - click to read"The latest setback for Apple follows the launch of its iPhone 4, which has been dogged by reception problems linked to its new design and manufacturing issues that have led to the delay of the white version."

-There's no reception issue.
-Delay of the white version shouldn't really be an issue ,as the black model is by far the most popular color

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  • 2010-07-29 09:49
  • PTUv

Japan's industry ministry has ordered Apple to report on measures it will take regarding cases of its iPod Nano music player overheating and catching fire, an official said Thursday.

Overheating of the 2005 iPod Nano while charging has caused at least 27 incidents, including six fires that required firefighters to be called, an official from the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry said.

"Four people burned themselves after they touched the device, which had overheated during charging," he said.

"The ministry repeatedly asked Apple Japan to take market measures, such as giving warnings or recalling the products, but it has failed to do so," he said, adding the ministry issued the order late on Wednesday.

Apple has sold about 1.6 million units of the first iPod Nano model in Japan.

The ministry also ordered the company to report on incidents not only at home but overseas as well, the spokesman said.

The latest setback for Apple follows the launch of its iPhone 4, which has been dogged by reception problems linked to its new design and manufacturing issues that have led to the delay of the white version.

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  • 2010-07-29 09:10
  • vaQv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-07-28 14:56 from MVfw - click to readSee this bit of the GSM Arena rules:-

"Read before you post. Search before you post. There is a big chance that your question is already answered "

This is why Apple deleted threads, there were already threads that weren't deleted on the same topic so if you had something to post you are supposed to add to them, not start a new thread.

Some people are unbelievable in their pettiness.

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  • 2010-07-29 05:40
  • PBcc

> In reply to xman @ 2010-07-29 03:26 from DIx8 - click to readWhy would people do that BEFORE the iPhone 4 was released and it suddenly became a MAJOR issue?

You can test it yourself it happens on almost ANY phone.

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  • 2010-07-29 05:33
  • PBcc

We got a demo iPhone 4 today, it launches in Australia tomorrow.

First thing I did was touched "the spot", nothing happened, then I held it in the "death grip", it dropped from 5 bars to 4 after about a minute.

Vodafone no problems.

A guy from the Virgin store brought his demo up to activate it because his iTunes wasn't working (v8), so we tried "the spot" and the "death grip", nothing happened, we couldn't get it to drop a bar.

That's on Optus.

Then we laughed because tomorrow we will make a lot of money as people will be lining up to get them and we have physical proof about all the bullish*t!

All the Internet whiners can go f**k themselves THERE IS NO ISSUE!!!

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  • 2010-07-29 05:29
  • PBcc

> In reply to brynn @ 2010-07-29 01:45 from nFwM - click to readI wonder what right corresponds to. we've seen a huge collection of videos where the goal is to change the number of bars ones sees on the phone display.

I imagine one could create an application that could change this indicator remotely. With this application one could "proove" anything one wanted regarding mobile phone reception.

some food for thought regarding all the you tube stuff we've been seeing.

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  • 2010-07-29 03:26
  • DIx8

But when you think about it... :D It would seem impossible to fail if you're working for a whole year, or maybe even 3-4 years on one particular phone model, but Apple did it. ;D

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  • 2010-07-29 03:00
  • MMZA

> In reply to xman @ 2010-07-28 19:45 from DIx8 - click to readWe dont know now since apple said its bars were wrong,,I cant see it been logarithmic, its more an uneven illogical non-linear representation of nothing just like the battery indicators in mobile fones..

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  • 2010-07-29 01:45
  • nFwM

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