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The iPhone 4 thread

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Lee L, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Chris Blount

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    Sorry, awhile means a few weeks. Cheer up. :)
     
  2. uod

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    I can't get mine to drop bars no matter what way I hold it. I have reviewed several of the videos ... held mine the same way with no effect whatsoever.


    I am trying to decide what kind of case to get for mine. I already put a front and rear Zagg protector on the phone. I have used a Zagg since I got my 3G 2 years ago ... and I will put one on every phone I own from this point on. I still want some sort of rubberize case though. I have an old DLO rubber case from my 3G that I threw on the iPhone 4 for now. It doesn't fit perfectly, but it at least protects it and makes it easier to hold for now.

    Unfortunately, cases are not easy to find in any stores around here. I guess it will be a few weeks before people start stocking them.
     
  3. jsmuga

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    I have no cover but do not see the issue, in fact I see the bars increase when I touch it sometimes.
     
  4. dpfaunts

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    Maybe you have been taking to many vitamins and minerals lately :) . It will be interesting to see Apple's "official" response. Tough to imagine this did not appear in testing.
     
  5. HDJulie

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    I'm next in line for units that come to Best Buy so I'll probably get one on Tuesday. I just like making y'all feel bad ;-).
     
  6. Herdfan

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    Teays...
    I went to the AT&T store this morning and got a "cheap" rubber case and a screen protector.

    The screen protector I got was the invisible SHIELD DRY and I don't like it. First, it was a PITA to put on compared to past screen protectors I have used and it is slightly "grippy" and my thumb doesn't slide smoothly across it.

    I will see what BB has this evening and return the other one I got for my wife's phone.
     
  7. Chris Blount

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    This is outside my office building. This thing really takes some amazing pictures for a phone.
     

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  8. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    IF the signal-drop issue truly does turn out to be related to the housing=antenna and touching that housing... I would be absolutely amazed that it got through ALL the design/testing without coming up before.

    I know companies miss a lot of stuff in "testing"... but that would be something almost impossible to miss unless they never tested walking around with it... BUT we know they did that, because that's how that one infamous phone prototype got lost in the bar!
     
  9. BubblePuppy

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

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    Perhaps all of the test phones were in cases to disguise what they were.
     
  10. Lee L

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    That thought crossed my mind also, but surely Apple used undisguised units within the campus to test, right? It would be a screw up of EPIC proportions to be sure if they did not and this escaped.

    So much info out there on this one that it will be interesting to see how it shakes out. If it is a problem (and it certainly appears that way right now) I just don't see how they can wiggle out of it since they went out of the way to talk about the antennas and there are the past connectivity issues with the phone.

    I will have to say, the display on this thing is super impressive. Steve may have gone a touch overboard as usual, but flat out, this is as close to magical sci-fi smoothness as we are likley to get for a quite a few months at minimum.
     
  11. Herdfan

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    Teays...
  12. funhouse69

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    Mine took HOURS that means that there is something corrupted on the phone, it shouldn't take that long. The suggestion is to let it go through and finish and "Hopefully" you will be all set after that. Mine seemed to work better afterward but I also got a pop up message asking if I wanted to sent crash reports to Apple when I clicked on the details I was amazed at how many their were but the rest of the info didn't mean anything to me.

    When I got my new iPhone 4 I restored my 3G's info on it from my last back up (which by the way only took about 5-10 minutes after the one that took about 5 hours) and it uploaded everything in less than 2 minutes and so far so good with the exception of not getting good reception in places that my 3G worked perfectly.

    IF you run in to more issues the suggestion is to restore your phone to original then restore only the data you want. If you do this you will loose personalized settings and text message history stuff like that but you will be able to upload specific apps without an issue.

    Good Luck :)
     
  13. dennisj00

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    Mine has spent more time plugged in to synch / backup / re-synch since delivery today around 1pm. It is cool.

    I had read that it has an FM radio but find no evidence or support / app for it. Any ideas?
     
  14. HDJulie

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    Did you get your phones today?
     
  15. funhouse69

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    I didn't hear anything about an FM receiver in the iPhone but there is one in my new iPod Nano which is cool. Maybe they got that mixed up?
     
  16. Satelliteracer

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    I read today that the signal bars aren't actually dropping, but it's the OS 4.0 that makes it appear they are dropping, but not in reality. More of a display glitch.

    Not sure if it's true, just passing it along. I updated my 3GS with the 4.0 OS tonight and no issues.
     
  17. raott

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    Apple released a statement, its not software:

    "Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases."

    Nice.
     
  18. BubblePuppy

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

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    "Doctor, it hurts when I do this.” ” Then don't do that, that way I don't have to fix it.”
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    Oh come on Jobs....admit it is a design flaw. My wife has a iphone 3g and has never had a problem with it like this. I have had a Razr, 3 Blackberrys, and now a Nexus 1, and have never noticed a hand placement connectivity issue.
    Fess up and make it right for all the people that are your customers.
     
  19. Chris Blount

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    While obiously the signal issue will piss off a lot of people, I have experienced it on other phones so I can see where he's coming from. On the other hand, Apple should have done something to minimize the issue (besides selling the bumper case for $30. What a ripoff).

    I always have my phones in cases so this problem doesn't affect me. All I can say is that Apple better do something for damage control. This could really make them look bad.
     
  20. BubblePuppy

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

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    As a test I fondled my N1 in all ways possible and some not so, and didn't see any bar reductions. I also fired up a couple of my Blackberrys and did the same test, they passed.
    When I heard about the new antennae placement I thought it was a great idea even though I did think of some drawbacks, this being a possible one.
    Melissa decided not to upgrade from her 3g until a few months has passed, she doesn't want to be a early adopter guinea pig. Let all the bugs get worked out first.
     

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