Why you shouldn't purchase the iPhone 4

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  1. cereal killer

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

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    I cannot see Android users or any other of the competitors tolerating Antennae gate. No way. RIM's trackball nightmare was met with a huge uprising the Nexus S reboot issue is having people throwing fits all over.

    People actually held their iPhones differently because they heard they weren't holding them the right way : ) Lies......then it had to do something with a software problem and the signal: ) "we are sending out an update" It was clearly an issue with the placement of the antennae. Lies

    Now if you notice VZW/Apple have fixed that issue but it's masked under the CDMA disguise. Won't raise any red flags. It's gone unnoticed because "Apple's Tim Cook confirmed that the antenna design had to be optimized for the phone's new CDMA guts, which justifies a slight design modification." Lies

    But people believe it...
     
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    Well as aweful as this scenario sounds, it cannot be as bad as buying a d1 a month before the 2 comes out. At least the older iphones like the 3gs are still sold as new.
     
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    The OP sounds exactly like this lol:

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    I just heard a news report on television. The local consumer reporter is saying hold off on the iPhone until this summer. They are going to release a new upgraded iPhone 4 (not 5) with a fix for that antenna issue.
     
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    You about took the words out of my mouth with the op. Beautiful thread.
    And we all know they are working on the next gen iphone right now.
     
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    Read my post right above yours.
     
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    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    is it too much to ask for dates for the android devices coming out?

    iphone had a pre sale date... now that that is out of the way.... when are the other options available?

    *DroidForums app DOES*
     
  8. cereal killer

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    @ Andrew C that is fantastic hahahaha...I'm going to update the OP with this. hahahahahaha

    LOLs!! at the

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    Q2 after this runs it's course.......
     
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    Supposedly it's not present on the VZW version. Are they talking about AT&T?
     
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    Nope, they were talking about Verizon specifically.
     
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    which is crap IMO. let the iphone go head to head with droid devices.

    its great for those who want the Iphone but lousy for those waiting for new droid devices.



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    interesting. For what it's worth:

    rs contributor Chris Foresman reported that bridging the remaining gap on the Verizon iPhone (using the "death grip," he says) did not result in any kind of CDMA signal attenuation. He also placed a call while death gripping and said that there was no noticeable signal loss.
    Over at PCMag, Sascha Segan writes:

    Sitting at the demo bar, I managed to knock one bar off of the phone's signal indicator by tightly gripping the phone with both hands, covering all four antenna marks. Just covering the bottom of the phone didn't do it. But the demo room has excellent signal, and attenuation problems really show themselves in fringe signal areas. It'll take a real lab test to see how much Apple has improved the antenna here.
    Segan's absolutely right—we won't know for sure that the Verizon iPhone has fixed the death grip issue until the phones end up in the hands of users themselves, especially users in locations that don't have perfect signal strength. The hands-on room at the Verizon event is likely aglow with signal-booster bandwidth, and as we know, the death grip claims its victims most quickly and cleanly in areas with medium to poor signal. Still, of the tests that are being conducted at the event, none have witnessed much signal attenuation to speak of.

    SlashGear:

    We put our hand in the standard "death grip" location, making sure that we covered up all of the right spots, and held onto the device for up to a minute. When we started the test, the device was at four bars. It should be noted that full service is represented on the iPhone 4 with 5 bars. So, the test started with only four bars being shown. As we held the device, and we timed it at a minute, we watched as only one bar disappeared.
    We then put our fingers over certain points on the device. Making sure to cover up the "new" top portion of the antenna, and we still couldn't reproduce the "death grip" symptoms that plagued the initial launch of the iPhone 4. You can check out the images from our test below, but it looks like Verizon's confidence in the iPhone 4 on their network seem to be pretty sound.
    We'll keep updating this post as further tests are conducted.
     
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    yeah but they have to keep the ball rolling so to speak in Q2...blowing their whole lineup in Q1 would be a mistake.
     
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    I do not care what side of the fence you are on but that there ^ is classic LOL.