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Apple required to give $15 or Bumper case to iPhone 4 buyers

18 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple required to give $15 or Bumper case to iPhone 4 buyers - read the full textThe Antennagate situation continues to haunt Apple, as the results of the class-action lawsuit against the company are out and are not in the company's favor. Apple will now be required to give either $15 in cash or a free Bumper case to every iPhone 4 customers in the US. People in the US...

 

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> In reply to chupoltorero @ 2012-02-20 16:37 from A5w1 - click to readWho knows how people think in the USA sometimes. They are in a world of their own. All I know is in the regions I live and travel in, SE Asia and North Asia, I have not had anyone complain about iPhone reception issues. In Australia where I come from, the iPhone for better or for worse, sells like hot cakes. I prefer a keyboard, so personally not keen on touch screens, however it is an individual choice what to purchase. However, for me, reception is certainly far more important than a sexy interface.

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  • 2012-02-21 10:18
  • sS{e

Using Ifon 4 since it is launched , never had a problem , using bumper for better grip & real protective shield, as my fone fell down many times n saved due to this .
No signal drop noticed here in Pakistan among all my Apple user group.

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  • 2012-02-20 23:09
  • uRAa

> In reply to Ronald @ 2012-02-20 10:20 from sSW2 - click to readif that is the case then why apple did not sue US network providers regarding thie antenna issue...and why would the court rule in favor of the complainant...accept the fact iphone4 has antenna problem!

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  • 2012-02-20 16:37
  • A5w1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-20 08:33 from Isn7 - click to readThere are discerning people including myself who recognize this call problem with the Iphone and do not accept that it's their network or the way they're holding it. How come I don't have this problem with my Nokia even with a weak signal? Whereas most other users do not care or are ignorant towards the subpar phone call reliability, and are satisfied with the other features like the large range of apps available, which explains their popularity. Reliable connectivity should be just as important as the other functions, after all it is called an Iphone not Ipod.

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  • 2012-02-20 14:07
  • wfxq

In Australia, the iPhone was rated the best for reception by the highly regarded and independent Choice Magazine. That was the iPhone 4 and not the 4S. Most people are of the view the reception problem is more to due with the crappy USA networks. I dont have an iPhone (use a Blackberry) but all my friends that have an iPhone, not one have said they have a reception problem. Typical USA lawyers looking for extra fees.

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  • 2012-02-20 10:20
  • sSW2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-20 05:18 from YP9w - click to readIf it is as bad as that it would never have sold in the numbers it has (and continues to). The buyer also bears some responsibility for their choice.

"many" not 'most' - don't put your words in my mouth.

The anti-brigade will exaggerate it as loudly as they can, but even they know it's plain not as bad as they claim; not remotely. Regardless, for a large and growing number of people 'mobiles' are personal computing, gaming, messaging, and internet devices - 'phone' is a minor function. Why do we need GHz+ quad core HD SAMOLED LTE blah in a phone? Oh yeah, because it's so much more than that.

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  • 2012-02-20 08:33
  • Isn7

I am using iPhone4 since long time I don't face any issue related to network.

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  • 2012-02-20 06:32
  • RK2n

absolutely right!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2012-02-20 06:16
  • PF0i

how about other countries??

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  • 2012-02-20 06:01
  • P@9g

> In reply to Rick @ 2012-02-20 04:17 from RxD3 - click to readAs you may be aware, the whole Antennagate situation started with the launch of the iPhone 4 in 2010, where certain users noticed that covering the strip around the side of the phone during a call would result in drop in signal and eventually disconnection of the call.
-from news

if you read the news...it says WHERE "CERTAIN" users
Means not all, if this don't happen to your iphone, then your not included on that "CERTAIN USERS".

but the fact that it reached this point, those "CERTAIN USERS" is possibly a lot.

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  • 2012-02-20 05:42
  • 9Lax

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-18 23:04 from qbnL - click to readHanding out free bumpers was an easy way out for apple, it should have never been sold in the first place. No, most phones do not attenuate significantly, even if they do, for example Nokias are much better at holding onto a call with a weak signal and audio is superb. Why do you buy a mobile when you can't make reliable calls?

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  • 2012-02-20 05:18
  • YP9w

> In reply to FUji @ 2012-02-19 09:49 from K6me - click to read"I tried several iphone 4 but i didn't see the network bar decreases even a single bar while putting a finger on that place..." Naaah, Steve had told u that you're holding it wrong. When you're doing it right, you'll see it. Y U no learn...??

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  • 2012-02-20 04:17
  • RxD3


an ugly situation for apple. tsk tsk tsk

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  • 2012-02-20 02:59
  • 9Lax

Iphone 3gs has a simlar issue. I noticed on the speed test app, the data speed would significantly drop if you hold it the way you hold the iphone 4. I wonder what other iphones have that issue

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  • 2012-02-20 01:30
  • qPMV

1- Apple do lose a lot of court cases.. they just make sure people know about the ones they win
2- You don't see a decrease on the 'network signal' icon (afterall what is displayed there is apples code...) but all independent tests have phsycally measured a drop in signal. And since I switched to a Galaxy XII the signal has been perfect and the net a lot faster.
3- despite all of this the iPhone is still my second favorite phone and if you are in high reception areas you will never notice the drop and with the latest software updates even most of the flash sites work.

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  • 2012-02-20 00:11
  • 2Zwm

Preferably a new iPhone 4s :p over a bumper case or $15.

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  • 2012-02-19 18:54
  • P@dH

I know that there was a problem with the iphone's antenna but apple users don't admit that because they think that there apple products are complete and they don't suffer any problems.....but here is the truth!!!! :P

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  • 2012-02-19 16:45
  • 0kIx

> In reply to nasha @ 2012-02-18 17:46 from 4XPG - click to readYou are right

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  • 2012-02-19 13:22
  • vGPU

So all those Fanboys were lying when they say there was'nt a problem... What a total joke... I say that everyone should geta free 4S iPhone. Not some measley $15

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  • 2012-02-19 10:26
  • 2Tps

I tried several iphone 4 but i didn't see the network bar decreases even a single bar while putting a finger on that place >? :-o

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  • 2012-02-19 09:49
  • K6me

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