This isn't iphone that sold 1.5 millions in 4 days. It is the advertisements! As iphone stays the most advertising phone, it will sell like crazy! That's the way that low-brain ad-zombies buy a product! :D
People who aren't effected by ads probably will buy an android or a symbian device.
This kind of signal error will be forever, & also it means excess Battery wastage and less life, as the phone uses up far more battery when passing through low signal zones...
I had a slight respect for Apple, as their first set was based on their inexperience, BUT still better than a lot of low end sets...
But when they made that stupid announcement, about holding the phone wrong way, I think its about time to ignore this company..
I have made up my mind not to use Apple forever. Forgive me.
Well done GSMArena. In journalism, May Truth Prevail over anything else...
Deep space bar, 26 Jun 2010It's mentioned on every mobile site in the world and they even emailed steve about it.of cours... moreThe software fix is coming out next week. It became huge because the media made it huge so they can attract readers. Got my iphone yesterday. I've been making calls with it since then. I don't want to cover this beauty with a case, so I just avoid that very small area. It's not a super effort to do that it would make you hold the phone awkwardly. It's a big phone. There are plenty of other space to hold the phone at.
???, 26 Jun 2010if this problem cant be fixed immediately then apple is screwed. you cant comfortably hold an ... moreDon't you see it's a set up lol the bumpers will sell cause you HAVE to use them on the phone and it's over priced at the same time so that's how they get their money sell it not working properly and then tell people it's fixed by buying something else for it
I think this kind of antenna (ie combined with wifi) is the only thing that apple ever 'invented' and look how it turns out to be. Nokia fans are just hopeless too, with their blatant 'predictions'. Around 50% of readers don't know how to write some sense in english.
Everyone here is fighting and defending as if they are the CEO of a company.
We the people, as customers have the right to choose any phone we want, and also the right to hold it as we like it.
[deleted post]Built my first radio receiver when I was 9, so to say I must be dumb is a flawed statement, I picked up how the OS worked quickly too, but my technology background helped me, anyone that can say they fully understud where everything was on a Nokia in 5 mins is talking utter shite!
absurd solution apple, just admit that your engineers have failed bigtime.
Too bad they design the phone antenna on the left corner...so wat we gonna do?DROID FTW!
if this problem cant be fixed immediately then apple is screwed. you cant comfortably hold an iphone any other way so you dont block the antenna. didnt they think of this? or did they think people wouldnt mind?
Iphone 4 has fail on its basic function and that is to make a simple call. Back to ipod touch i guess..
cravena, 26 Jun 2010whose bright idea was it to put the reception thing at the bottom where you hold the phone????... moreThe FCC who are demanding lower SAR ratings so the antennas are moved to the base of the phone so you aren't pressing them into the side of your head next to your brain.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2010Too much error? So far this is the only issue that's been circulating and that haters have bee... moreIt's mentioned on every mobile site in the world and they even emailed steve about it.of course it's huge
[deleted post]You need to go on a 3 week course to learn how to use symbian OS, its one of the most illogical OS's ever created, half of the phones menu system is in stupid places, its no pick up and go OS at all!
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2010Too much error? So far this is the only issue that's been circulating and that haters have bee... morei dont think u understand that the reception issue is a problem with the hardware....any software update wouldn't fix it....shows how ignorant some ppl can be....
Well, i have seen the videos on Youtube showing de reception issues and, first of all, i noticed that it takes about five or more seconds for the call to be completely interrupted (and the way the phone is held is not perfectly natural but intentionally overreacted). I must recognize that even though this is a common and understanding issue (i remember the first recommendation i was given when i bought my first phone 11 years ago was ..”do not take the antenna when making a call”), Apple responses may clearly disappoint Iphone fans considering the promotional photos and videos.
As a matter of fact, we must remember that this new antenna was pointed out during official presentation in WWDC, as one of its many improvements in design; nevertheless, its new location unfailing exposes it to direct hand contact…and current results are just consequences of it.
By the way…looking back in time…do you remember the failure during Steve Jobs presentation? When he tried to access internet with an Iphone 3Gs and an Iphone 4 at the same time? Well, as we all saw in that opportunity Iphone 4 failed, while the 3Gs version did not (even though it took few minutes). According current problems, would it be possible to state that the reason it happened so was the all new antenna in the 4 version? Ok, 570 wifi base stations turned on in the room could affect clearly the network, but 3Gs got it. On the other hand, nowadays there are many more wifi base stations everywhere….so any new device must deal with this fact.
Now, it is reasonable thinking that Apple is capable to solve this problem in short term and give us a long term solution? with an all new product which great production forecasts will probably not satisfy its increasing demand??? …………………………..…anybody said Iphone 5?
Well, finally and as a conclusion: as in any other purchase decision, people interested must compare the good performances against the bad ones, and decide. There is no perfect product but many more options.
im an iphone 3gs user and will stick to iphone 3gs until they fixed that flaw on iphone 4 i was xpecting a perfect iphone 4 and due to this matter im trylly dissapointed. I was planning to change my 3gs but no thanks... Iphone 3gs rocks but not iphone 4... Tsk tsk tsk! How sad...
BrianAW, 26 Jun 2010I gu3ss u totally not a SymbianOS user..
OperaMini is a software cr3ated by opera internet ... moreI can not choose where to install QuickOffice so I have to buy and reinstall it after every symbian crash, and every nokia/symbian phone I have used have crashed at least one time, N97 mini 4 times! Opera Mobile lost all my bookmarks even without a symbian crash, it acted as if I just had installed it. OviStore sucks because more than one game I have payed for simply refused to Install.
Nokia fans are often as fanatic as iphone-fans.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2010If you call the iphone4 an epic failure when it's predicted to sell around 1.5 million units o... moresorry dude.even nokia n8 will nt sell 1.5million on its forth day.i wl surpassed what iphone 4 sales with in a year.dnt u forget.iphone 2g ben trampled by nokia n95 during its launch til now?and e71 sales surpassed the sales of 3 generations iphone combined.nokia dnt predicts their sales coz they dnt bragg what their phones achieved.
May hates Iphone esp Apple coz they make cheap fones and sold them with ridiculous price.only unintelligent/fashion conscious blondes want iphone.and iphone is no longer the IT thng..Iphone 4 is a clear rip-off of n810 design
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