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Got To Play With The New iPhone 4 Today

I gotta say, it is pretty slick - I did not notice any signal degradation at all and held it about (12) diff ways

I dig the Vid chat thing and they have a camera thing that can snap many pics to make one big pic - Pretty damn cool

I am almost thinking of dumping Sprint for this phone - Has anyone seen the network improving at all? - That is the only thing that has kept me from jumping ship - They also re-did the touch screen keyboard and it is not all that bad

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I was able to demonstrate the antenna issue on two separate phones. It take a second to do it, not an immediate drop in signal.

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Wait a few more months. Lots of credible people within the industry are talking about a Verizon iPhone.
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i'm switchin to an android os phone soon. how was the signal? i've heard it sucks on the ip4

edit: doh! MM R, just saw your post. so i guess the signal is crappy

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winner winner chicken dinner, although a very thin non-conductive epoxy coating at the factory should fix it. I don't know why apple isn't owning up to it and coating the pieces.

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Well, yesterday in our Oak Brook office, I held it for about 10-15 seconds in about 12 different ways and never lost signal - Did the same with a diff ip4 today in the Sears Tower and still nothing changed in signal - I am in no hurry and still like my droid but that ip4 is pretty damn sweet

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If they ever came to sprint, I would probly buy one. No way am I gonna pay close to double tho to get close to the same plan with only half of the network.

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I have the Iphone3gs and like it a lot. It's the only "fancy" phone I've had so I don't have much to compare it to, but it does more than I would have thought for a phone. I have no network issues, but the plan for this thing is a bit on the pricey side. I've thought about going to a boost plan to downsize my cell phone budget, but I like this phone too much.
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I dig the Vid chat thing and they have a camera thing that can snap many pics to make one big pic - Pretty damn cool

they also re-did the touch screen keyboard and it is not all that bad

Love my Droid but damn that IP4 was cool
bug have you even played with any new Adroid Phones? the video chat on my Evo works way better than the iPhone, and you dont have to be on WiFi to use it.

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bug have you even played with any new Adroid Phones? the video chat on my Evo works way better than the iPhone, and you dont have to be on WiFi to use it.

also just a FYI you can install new keyboards on your android phone
they have apps now that will let you video chat over 3G.

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/07/08/...g-to-iphone-4/

Bug, I have the iP4 and have no signal issue and tried many times to duplicate what people are having problems. My wife's iP4 is also working great without any issues.
The battery life is great. I am surfing the web a lot during the day (using it for work for the web-based program we have) and the internet is fast on it. Right now I have 69% battery life left and the screen is great looking.
The camera takes great pics also. Very happy with this phone.

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bug have you even played with any new Adroid Phones? the video chat on my Evo works way better than the iPhone, and you dont have to be on WiFi to use it.

also just a FYI you can install new keyboards on your android phone
I missed with the Droid but not the Droid X - I carry a Samsung Moment running Droid and dig that it has a slide out Keyboard - I have never been to impressed with the IPs before but did like the 4 - Pretty slick

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It’s Time Apple Fixed the iPhone 4 Antenna Problem

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The iPhone 4 antenna problem is real. Apple needs to step up and make things right for the customers affected by it, and that may be what the company plans to do during a last-minute press conference Friday.

The press conference will start 10 a.m. at Apple’s town hall in Cupertino, Calif. Wired.com will provide news coverage of the event. You can also follow follow @gadgetlab or @bxchen on Twitter to stay plugged in to the news in real time.

Multiple independent tests have found that the iPhone 4 was more likely to suffer from attenuation (i.e., signal degradation) compared to similar handsets, when held in a very natural position covering the antenna gap in the lower-left corner.

The tests so far, performed by Consumer Reports and some bloggers, aren’t perfectly scientific, but they are consistent and repeatable. They point to the same inescapable conclusion: The iPhone 4’s antenna issues are related to a hardware design flaw.

That’s not a problem that can be resolved with an upcoming software update to correct the way the iPhone 4 displays signal strength, as Apple has promised.

On top of that, the reader reports about this issue continue to pour in to inboxes of several tech publications, including Wired, Gizmodo and Engadget.

Sure, there are lots of reasons to cheer about the iPhone 4. We like it, too, as shown in Wired.com’s very positive review of the device. In that review we did note the iPhone 4 is not a reliable phone, but a great overall device, particularly if you’re among that growing majority of people who use their phones more for Twitter and e-mail than for talking.

And in our own tests, as well as the reports of many readers, the antenna problem is not especially serious. It is likely that it only affects the minority of iPhone 4 customers, either because of quirks in Apple’s manufacturing process or because those users are in especially weak signal areas.

Still, even if the antenna issues are affecting a minority, the minority population for the iPhone 4 is big. Keep in mind this device is on track to be the best-selling phone ever, with sales topping 1.7 million in the first three days of launch.

Apple has long been a brand respected for excellent customer service and rock-solid industrial design. Wired.com believes that Apple should do the following in order to retain the respectability of its brand and loyalty of customers:
Change the antenna design

A full hardware recall, which an analyst estimates would cost Apple $1.6 billion, isn’t necessary. But at this point, Apple can still remedy the hardware defect in later shipments.
Provide free bumpers

On Apple’s support website, iPhone 4 customers should be able to request a free bumper if they report experiencing the problem. It’s an easy enough fix that’s been confirmed to alleviate the problem, for those who don’t mind wearing an ugly bumper.
Replace the phone for those who ask

If iPhone 4 customers bring their handsets into an Apple Store, they should be able to exchange the device for a newer “fixed” model at no charge, as long as they’re under warranty. We think many users will be satisfied with a free case — in addition to providing antenna insulation, it also protects the iPhone’s two glass faces — but for those who aren’t, a replacement phone is a fair deal.

These steps may cost Apple a lot of money, but it’s the right thing to do. And whatever the cost, it’s nothing relative to the long-term damage that this problem will inflict on Apple, if it goes unfixed.

For proof, look no further than the billions of dollars in market capitalization that Apple has shed since the iPhone 4 launch. There’s no clearer sign that the market wants this problem fixed, and now.

We agree.

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can someone please tell me what the procedure is for using Outlook with an iphone4?
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Apple's holding a press conference tomorrow about the antenna issue.
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hope they don't hold it the wrong way...
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Is it true that even the case doesnt fix it permanently? I remember reading something like that last week and says it can greatly help in some cases but others saw no real change.

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ya think??
Look, no one wants to read a 2 page long article. Like you said 'small words.'
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yes the case appears to fix the problem-but $30 for a rubber case??

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