Oh iPhone 4. You've had a troublesome life.
We had one colleague who was non-plussed by the iPhone 4's death grip issue while other users seemed to have no problem (by the way, she's a leftie).
And our editor just mentioned that his iPhone 4 did an emergency shutdown on him after it found out it was overheating.
Now reports have surfaced that the iPhone 4 has another problem.
According to tech blog Gizmodo, the iPhone engineering team has discovered a "major design flaw" that may lead to another scandal for Apple.
The problem seems to lie with non-bumper slider cases, which when slided onto a dirty iPhone 4, can cause scratches due to particles trapped in between. These scratches, website gdgt reported, could develop into cracks for the rear of the iPhone, which is made of glass.
Reportedly, to solve this problem, a laboratory and a test programme has been created to investigate this problem.
This potential problem has also resulted in Apple pulling all of its slide-on cases from the shelves of Apple stores, brick and online. According to gdgt, this has also estranged many third-party manufacturers who produced slide-on cases and paid for shelve space in the Apple retail stores.
The glass-cracking and the reception issue seemingly point to a faulty design in the iPhone 4's form factor, reports suggested. Throw in a Wall Street Journal report that said the next iPhone model will have a different form factor and you will end up drawing the conclusion that the design is indeed, faulty.
If you are holding onto your iPhone 4 and looking at it in dismay at the end of this story, don't lose hope. These flaws should be resolved with a different form factor in the next model.
Or is that another Apple ploy to get you to upgrade?
[deleted post]let me know when HTC is going to be the biggest company in the world by market cap
BAHAHA.. HAHA.. HAHAHA!... too all the people out there talking crap about the iPhone4 ... DO YOUR HOME WORK!!!... if i have to see one more post about the iPhone4 NOT having Capabilitys that it obviously does im going to have to go postal!... if you dont like the iPhone4 for what ever reason... fair enough... just make sure that if your going to post it on a public website try not to make yourself look like a complete tool!...
2 Best phones available (in my opinion)
- Samsung Galaxy S
Costantino, 11 Oct 2010 I recently tried my son's new iphone 4, no doubt its a great phone with no reception issues w... moreYou can download the app from the free app's on your phone that will allow you to received a delivery report for free
Costantino, 11 Oct 2010 I recently tried my son's new iphone 4, no doubt its a great phone with no reception issues w... moreWhy?
A message either gets through or it doesn't, on an iPhone if a message doesn't get through it has a red exclamation mark next to it with an option to try again.
I recently tried my son's new iphone 4, no doubt its a great phone with no reception issues what so ever, however to my great surprise, you don't get any delivery reports when sending an sms!!! Are they serious! is this possible! Every phone I had so far had a delivery report function..even a thirty euro has this basic function! My Son spent nearly 700 Hundred Euros on the iphone 4 and primarily it is mean't to be a phone..right?
Come on Apple there is no excuse on this one, please put in some decent phone function please.Delivery reports are need..don't you think?
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2010I hope Nokia N8 sells well. I am sure it will sell a good amount but maybe not as much as iPh... morei think you are confused. first you hoped then you become sure it will sell good. Why feeling insecure. We people not going get anything by supporting these company. If any company made a mistake or lacking we should point out to our fellows, community is more important than these companies. So factly iphone4 is too way costly and nothing new to amaze other than design and some functionality. Apple made a mistake by not providing all essential features required in their phones. I dont know what's the problem with company in providing full bluetooth support, flash support, memory card etc etc. Nokia also have its drawbacks, there are many things they need to improve in their phones like looks of their UI, etc i will tell more after using N8. Its my promise i will be fair
I hope Nokia N8 sells well. I am sure it will sell a good amount but maybe not as much as iPhone 4 or Galaxy S. In my opinion, Windows Phone is the dark horse to watch out for. However, if it takes market share, I believe it would take more market share from Blackberry and Android. Reports so far point to a very polished interface. Let's see what happens.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2010If you were Nokia would you prefer 6.1 million hits on a website, or 6.1 million sales? NOKIA got both. If dont believe then try to find how many smartphones nokia and apple sold in last year, 2 years or more
and N8 is in process of launching, they are delivering pre-orders now. You will find the figures soon. Dont worry.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2010If you were Nokia would you prefer 6.1 million hits on a website, or 6.1 million sales? Both!
Partha, 10 Oct 2010Without being biased or showing any kind of hatred or trying to bash any phone. Can someone lo... moreThe Apple premium price thing is kinda hype these days, carried over from the 90s. Old news. Over the years, Apple has steadily reduced the prices of their products. Didn't they just reduce the Apple TV price to 99?
Didn't it reduce the price of it's iPhone from it's original price? In 2009, Apple reduced prices across it's MacBook line.
Similarly specced PCs from leading brands like Sony or HP are similarly priced. In fact, Apple is even cheaper and is value for money in certain cases. The Galaxy Tab is more expensive than the iPad for example.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2010To all of you nokia hatters nokia n8 just got 6.1 Million hits that's a new high for any smart... moreIf you were Nokia would you prefer 6.1 million hits on a website, or 6.1 million sales?
To all of you nokia hatters nokia n8 just got 6.1 Million hits that's a new high for any smartphone W0W.
Vala, 10 Oct 2010I am really sorry for you because of what you said.I am planning to buy iPhone 4,but I really need to know,why I should be paying so much for this apple stuff.