i am thinking of getting the iphone 4, but after hearing about the reception issues i am having second thoughts. i quite often hold phones with my left hand (and find it ridiculous that there is a "wrong" or "right" way to hold this phone). so can the issue really be resolved if you use a case? does it have to be a hard plastic case or can it be a soft rubber case? i wouldn't want to bulk the phone up too much, so i don't like the idea of having to use a case. plus apple say that it's scratch proof, so why do i need to use a case to protect it? i have tried out an iphone 4 and the user experience is so enjoyable (and had the 3g in the past) but this reception issue is putting me off.
always hate apple.lots of users restrictions in all of the apple products.
joker, 13 Jul 2010All said and done why is the rating on gsmarena itself is 6.8 for the IP4. Can someone explain... moreAre you serious? You really trust the user rating figures in here to be a solid evidence of how good a device is? Hahahaha. I see devices in here with very high performance ratings from users, even when the device is months away from release. How would you explain that then mister? Want a more believable proof on what makes a successful device? Try 1.7 million units sold in 3 days :)
DOUBTLESS !!, 13 Jul 2010STEVE has made a fool of everyone who have bought this wonder-phone without signal.....It fail... moreWhat's foolish are, people like you who judge the iphone's reception when you do not even own one.
We all know that the iphone4's signal drops when that thin black strip on the lower left side of the phone is gripped. We also know that if that thin strip is not gripped, the iphone4 actually has better call quality and reception than all previous iphones. We also know that when you get a case for the iphone4, that death grip issue becomes non existent. Most people buy a case for their touchscreen phones, which makes the death grip issue on the iphone4 non existent :)
You haters have been sounding like broken records. Dwelling on the death grip issue when it really isn't an issue because people buy protective cases for their touchscreen phones anyway. Why are you guys so affected by the iphone4? If you honestly believe it to be an inferior device, you guys wouldn't be wasting your time in here. Only explanation is, you guys could no longer contain your jealousy, and that jealousy has elevated to hate. Well too bad. The iphone4 is still sold out in stores. Preorders and reservations have been pushed back several times already. Your hateful efforts to discourage people from buying it is in vain. Why? Because when people go to the Apple Store, they realize that all the negative publicity that've been going around are nothing more than exaggerated issues.
DOUBTLESS !!, 13 Jul 2010STEVE has made a fool of everyone who have bought this wonder-phone without signal.....It fail... moreWhat's foolish are people like you who judge the iphone4's signal when you obviously don't own one.
We all know that the iphone4 drops signal bars when that small black strip on the bottom left side of the phone is gripped. We also know that if that strip is not gripped, the iphone4 actually has better call quality and reception than previous iphones. We also know that a case eliminates this antenna issue. So I do not know how you can say that the iphone4 doesn't have a signal, when it obviously does.
Stop hating. It makes you look silly :)
Good try Apple but you really screwed up this time. You should stick to improving the Macs which are the best computer hardware and software in the world IMHO.
Lets just face it. IP4 is just an iPod Touch with the reception problems. Its not a phone at all. Why do people buy Mobile Phones? To make calls right? If you cant make calls or get really bad reception that calls get disconnected than its not even in the Mobile Phones category. Even a China Brand phone is better. Not that China brands are not good.
Mobile phone is a telephone with access to a cellular radio system so it can be used over a wide area, without a physical connection to a network.
iphonefan, 13 Jul 2010On re-testing, Consumer Reports now Retracts iPhone 4 Negative Recommendation 1 hr ago.
&qu... moreoh really !!! why don't you check again
We have been waiting the update which we hope to fix the antenna problem. Do you have an idea when will it be?
All said and done why is the rating on gsmarena itself is 6.8 for the IP4. Can someone explain that? Are we to assume that there are more people who find the IP4 useless than those who do? Strange. IP4 buyers>>> no one says dont buy,,,stop harping on the superiority of the product over others. Samsung Nokia Apple,,,remember all the bloody parts and circuits get manufactured in china or taiwan.And tellus honestly how many people would actually buy an IP4 without contract,,across the world. Its only affordable with a contract.The IP4 is comparable to a VERTU,,just like designer cloths on a fat lady (on offence ladies..pls). Maybe Jobs shud also start a concierge service where people with no reception can call and send messages to people they want to connect to.....lol..sorry abt that cudnt resist.
On re-testing, Consumer Reports now Retracts iPhone 4 Negative Recommendation 1 hr ago.
"It's not an issue, as if you hold it properly or using a case means this is ok, sorry to Apple for the bad report" Consumer ppl. "Sorry for the false bad news
to upset many fans"
up the votes
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2010call Consumer Reports to find for your self! thank u!Awesome, I knew they made a mistake about the antenna
in the review as itwasn't an issue.
Just hold it right, like you hold your hair drier.
If your dumb and hold the hot end and get burned that's your fault, hold the phone silly you loose calls,
hold it right, never an issue that's why iphone4 was voted best in the world.
Hey all haters, I just review Consumer Reports ratings on iphone4 76 that highest of all the phone they test. htc evo ratings 74, nexus one 72, htc hd2 71. LONG LIVE THE KING IPHONE 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
STEVE has made a fool of everyone who have bought this wonder-phone without signal.....It fails to deliver the most primary need of making a decent phone call.....
It's great isn't it , you can't call STEVE with a i-phone4.......LOL
Please keep voting 1 since you cant hold this phone normally without it affecting the reception bars.Everyone holds a cell phone from the bottom left or right.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2010Catch up on what? On features that doesn't really make a difference? Htc does not even have ... moreConsumer Reports, America’s trusted source of product reviews, said it would not recommend the iPhone 4 because of a hardware flaw with its antenna that sometimes resulted in dropped calls.
Again people are not listening.
Stop holding it in the corner and use it like a normal phone.Marking out like Apple have a problem.
There is a firmware releasing soon for people that can't hold it right or follow simple instructions.
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