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Apple's iPhone 4 antenna solution(s)?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Nick, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Glad folks are happy with the workaround.

    But problems that are "overblown" generally don't end up with a national press conferences to explain a "fix". I commend Apple for admitting this is a serious problem. We'll see how the "fix" plays out.
     
  2. Greg Alsobrook

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    How do you think it should play out?
     
  3. drded

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    I think the most fun of this whole thing is reading what the fanboys come up with to defend Apple. Some even admit to not liking Jobs and his pompous arrogance, but still defend Apple.

    I'm also a tech guy, but not a fanboy of Apple. Maybe that's what is irritating to me, the fanboys tout the Apple products as the second coming while ignoring a plethora of similar non-Apple products that do at least as much if not more and usually for a better price.

    I used to work in a testing lab for a computer company. We tested all of them side by side for usability and test results do not correspond to the fanboy ravings that Apple Macs are so much more efficient and reliable. It simply is not true. If they were as good as claimed they would hold a lot more than the minority share of the computing market than they do.

    The one thing I tip my hat to them for, they created and maintain a culture of loyalty that few companies have ever been able to do.

    Dave
     
  4. Nick

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    I'm not sure if your typing "hate" instead of 'hat' was Freudian, Dave, or just a typo. Regards your thoughts on company loyalty, I think the D* subs on this site would come in a close second. :sure:
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    Some see this as a big problem.

    If they are smart...its a golden opportunity.

    In the past...no matter what they did, what they said, what flaws they had...loyalists loved Apple. That paradigm was just discussed on CNN minutes ago...and it was pointed out that this will no longer fly.

    If Apple comes out and says..."Look...we screwed up and will fix everyone's phone for free by simply doing x,y,z....", then they restore confidence and improve the public's view of them as standing behind their products.

    Anything less...and the Toyota situation comes to mind.

    The most precious thing companies have is their reputation. Today's press conference and the proposed solution is indeed a "big deal" to restoring and solidifying Apple's reputation.
     
  6. Herdfan

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    All I know is that I would not return my phone for the $199 I paid for it. Been in a bumper case since day 2. Waiting on the Otterbox. A complete non-issue for me.
     
  7. Chris Blount

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    I'm not going to lie. Of course I'm going to defend them. I switched to Apple products over 3 years ago and couldn't be happier. The integration between my devices is the best I've ever used. Everything works together well. I was never able to do that with Windoze without jumping through hoops. Editing HD video on a Mac is also a joy. The machine never crashes and is fast.

    With that said, I still don't consider myself a fanboy. Yes, I have a lot of money invested in Apple products but if something better comes along, I won't hesitate to make the switch. Windoze worked well for me for a while but Apple started improving their products to the point that I couldn't ignore them any longer. I know I'm not alone and Apple's sales trends over the past three years prove my point.

    Sure, our chearleading is fun to watch, but I really don't care. Being a gadget geek, I'm having the time of my life. To each his own and that's all that really matters.

    BTW, the Droid X was released yesterday. That thing looks darn cool. Something like that could easily drive me away from the iPhone.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    I suspect the timing of that was not merely a coincidence... :D
     
  9. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I believe that's all it is. Moto has been running a DroidX "scavenger" hunt for several weeks, concluding yesterday. The release date was announced quite awhile ago. .
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    Could be a simple case of "marketing luck". It happens.

    Since my stepdaughter has a 3GS...I'd like to see a reasonable conclusion to the iPhone4 problem.
     
  11. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    As would I. Melissa has a iphone 3g, she doesn't even want to upgrade the os, let alone spend the money on a iphone that does worse reception wise than her iphone. I don't blame her.
     
  12. HDJulie

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    My mother sent me an article this morning (sorry -- don't have the link at work) that said the solution was going to be to have your phone sent to be fixed. So, not a recall, no free bumpers or gift cards, but if you want it fixed, send it off for repair. It was compared to having the battery replaced. I *think* this was a reputable source but I can't imagine this would be the solution. If we were talking about the 3GS phone then maybe it would not be a big deal -- use your current SIM in your old 3G or some other old phone. But the new phone has a micro-SIM. I suppose you could use an adaptor but there's another cost & I think people have had problems with the adaptors working when trying to use the SIM in another phone.

    Oh, here is the article. It's more speculation than I thought.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38263228/from/toolbar
     
  13. HDJulie

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    Tell her to definitely not upgrade the OS on her 3G. There are many reports that it slows the phone enormously.
     
  14. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Thanks. Actually I think it was one of your posts that I read that mentioned the slow down.
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    Is it the same thing for the 3GS?

    Is there a link?
     
  16. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    If I remember correctly the slow down only affects the 3g model.
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

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    Ahhhh...thank you sir.
     
  18. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    If that is going to be the solution won't that piss a lot of people off. I know it would me. I really doubt that will be the solution.
     
  19. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    You are welcome, sir. Care for some :new_popco :D
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    Years in the making....

    Hundreds of milllions to develop....

    Almost 2 million rushing to buy it...

    ...and the high-tech solution for the iPhone4 design/performance/dropped call problem....

    An iPhone condom. :D

    Steve Jobs is a genius.
     

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