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#41 vong

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Posted June 24, 2010 - 06:22 PM

Yeah apple never let me down also. Before I got an iphone 3g i hated macs, their laptops were so overpriced etc but then I finally got an iphone and it was the best phone ever

I'm waiting for my contract to expire so i can get an iphone 4


same, i hated macs too (school had 'em and they were god awfully slow) but i decided to try it out and bought myself a new 2010 macbook pro. LOVING it so far<3. beats windows 7 IMO.

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Posted June 24, 2010 - 09:11 PM

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Already issues?

So, we just spoke with Apple and got the straight dirt on the reception issues that have been plaguing users today... and it's a little surprising. In essence, Apple cops to the fact there are reception issues with the new iPhone -- namely, that if you cover the bottom-left corner of the phone and bridge the gap between the notch there with your naked flesh, you could see some signal degradation. Yes, you read that right: it's not a software or production issue, simply a matter of the physical location of your hand in regards to the phone's antenna. The company's suggested fix? Move your hand position, or get a case which covers that part of the phone, thus breaking contact. As you can see in the email above which just arrived in our tip box, this is a sentiment which runs pretty high at the company. Here's the official statement:

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.

We know what you're thinking, and we're thinking it too: this sounds crazy. Essentially, Apple is saying that the problem is how you hold your phone, and that the solution is to change that habit, or buy one of their cases. Admittedly, this isn't a problem that exists only for the iPhone 4 -- we've seen reports of the same behavior on previous generations (the 3G and 3GS), and there is a running thread about this problem with the Nexus One. While it is definitely true that interference is an unavoidable problem, we can't help feeling like this is really a bit of bad design. If the only answer is to move your hand, why didn't Apple just move the antenna position? What we can say without question is that in our testing of the phone, we had improved reception and fewer dropped calls than we experienced with the last generation, and we never noticed this issue. Additionally, when using a bumper we can't recreate the signal loss. So, now we have an answer... all we're wondering is whether or not the company will start handing out bumpers pro-bono to those who are experiencing problems. It certainly seems like the right thing to do.

Update: To add a little perspective, check out a video from 2008 after the break showing the same issue with the now-ancient iPhone 3G (thanks Inge).


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Posted June 24, 2010 - 09:52 PM

Apple responds to iPhone 4 reception issues: you're holding the phone the wrong way
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So, we just spoke with Apple and got the straight dirt on the reception issues that have been plaguing users today... and it's a little surprising. In essence, Apple cops to the fact there are reception issues with the new iPhone -- namely, that if you cover the bottom-left corner of the phone and bridge the gap between the notch there with your naked flesh, you could see some signal degradation. Yes, you read that right: it's not a software or production issue, simply a matter of the physical location of your hand in regards to the phone's antenna. The company's suggested fix? Move your hand position, or get a case which covers that part of the phone, thus breaking contact. As you can see in the email above which just arrived in our tip box, this is a sentiment which runs pretty high at the company. Here's the official statement:

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.

We know what you're thinking, and we're thinking it too: this sounds crazy. Essentially, Apple is saying that the problem is how you hold your phone, and that the solution is to change that habit, or buy one of their cases. Admittedly, this isn't a problem that exists only for the iPhone 4 -- we've seen reports of the same behavior on previous generations (the 3G and 3GS), and there is a running thread about this problem with the Nexus One. While it is definitely true that interference is an unavoidable problem, we can't help feeling like this is really a bit of bad design. If the only answer is to move your hand, why didn't Apple just move the antenna position? What we can say without question is that in our testing of the phone, we had improved reception and fewer dropped calls than we experienced with the last generation, and we never noticed this issue. Additionally, when using a bumper we can't recreate the signal loss. So, now we have an answer... all we're wondering is whether or not the company will start handing out bumpers pro-bono to those who are experiencing problems. It certainly seems like the right thing to do.

Update: To add a little perspective, check out a video from 2008 after the break showing the same issue with the now-ancient iPhone 3G (thanks Inge).


http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/24/apple-responds-over-iphone-4-reception-issues-youre-holding-th/

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Posted June 24, 2010 - 10:55 PM

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OMG, are you serious Steve? :facepalm:
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Posted June 25, 2010 - 04:45 AM

^ Lol, wtf? That can't be real.

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Posted June 25, 2010 - 05:07 AM

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Posted June 25, 2010 - 06:06 AM

I've read the email is real, obviously it's probably not Steve Jobs. But the Iphone problem is real, and Steve didn't talk about that on the presentation...
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Posted June 25, 2010 - 08:12 AM

^ Lol, wtf? That can't be real.


It's real


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Posted June 25, 2010 - 12:28 PM

Watch Apple include the bumper thingy. :rolleyes:

I've had a case on my 3g since day 1. I'll do the same if I get another.

The iphone without a case feels just too thin.

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Posted June 25, 2010 - 04:28 PM

And the slaughter continues...


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Posted June 25, 2010 - 06:23 PM

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lol. how can a 5 MP pixel beat an 8????

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Posted June 25, 2010 - 07:53 PM

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lol. how can a 5 MP pixel beat an 8????


Where are these rankings from? Personal opinion of someone? But in the mobile phone world MP's are really not as important as regular digi cams. My 3MP Pre takes better pix than all the iphone 3GS pix i've ever seen. Even my cousin that has a 3GS thinks so


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Posted June 25, 2010 - 08:09 PM

Where are these rankings from? Personal opinion of someone? But in the mobile phone world MP's are really not as important as regular digi cams. My 3MP Pre takes better pix than all the iphone 3GS pix i've ever seen. Even my cousin that has a 3GS thinks so

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/06/25/iphone-4s-camera-capabilities-evaluated/

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Posted June 25, 2010 - 08:47 PM

And the slaughter continues...



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I never tried an Android phone. Don't think At&t has em'.

I will not buy another windows phone. I had a Treo and it gave me nothing but problems.

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Posted June 25, 2010 - 08:52 PM

New release for Apple is always like that, after a few updates i might get it.

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Posted June 25, 2010 - 10:59 PM

dont think a software update will fix it. its hardware issue, the antenna is located on the bottom left corner i believe.

edit; okay i was wrong hah.

Rumor: iOS 4.01 Update Coming on Monday, Will Fix Reception Problems

You hold your iPhone a certain way and poof! There goes your reception. According to Apple Insider, the issue may not be hardware-related but rather a software quirk

Readers report that Apple's tech support forums originally confirmed that a iOS 4.0.1 software fix addressing the issue would ship early next week (as early as Monday), before the comments were subsequently taken down along with all the other related discussion about the matter.
The fix is expected to address a issue in iOS 4 related to radio frequency calibration of the baseband. Readers who saw the original forum discussions say that the issue is believed to occur when switching frequencies; because the lag is allegedly not calibrated correctly, it results in the device reporting "no service" rather than switching to the frequency with the best signal to noise ratio.
iOS 4 introduced some enhancements to how the baseband selects which frequencies to use, so it makes sense that the error may have crept into those changes. Additionally, this explains why iOS 4 has also caused similar problems for iPhone 3GS users.


An iOS update Monday—or during next week—would be far sooner than the norm for Apple, but based on the overwhelming user complaints it would be understandable and necessary. If the issues are really software-based.


source: http://gizmodo.com/5...eption-problems

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Posted June 26, 2010 - 07:57 AM

The History of the iPhone [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s been an auspicious week for Apple and its much-touted wonder device. We thought it appropriate to take a look back at the history of the iPhone, its many iterations, and the cultural and economic contexts in which the various devices were introduced.

So take a stroll down this gadget-themed memory lane, and tell us about your fondest Apple recollections in the comments below.

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What’s Wrong with the iPhone 4? [ILLUSTRATION]

What’s wrong with Apple’s new iPhone 4? There have been numerous reports of issues with the latest Apple device, which hits stores today, from screen discoloration, to poor reception, to less-than-indestructible glass.

Our unscientific reader poll found that while many of you are having no trouble at all so far with your new iPhones, nearly half are experiencing issues. The graphic below illustrates the most common technical problems users are having with the new iPhone 4, and what to do about the reception issue:

Let us know in the comments how your new iPhone 4 is performing.

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Posted June 26, 2010 - 08:02 AM


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Posted June 26, 2010 - 08:05 AM

If that iPhone update fixes it, and all is good then i'll get it.

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Posted June 26, 2010 - 08:15 AM

If that iPhone update fixes it, and all is good then i'll get it.

Same here.

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