Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, iPhone 4 Announcement at 18:00 (GMT) Today in Technical; Originally Posted by TechMonkey
So would it be too cynical to think the software fix will just be a lying ...
16th July 2010, 12:08 PM #16
That is exactly what it is, which begs the question "How stupid does Apple think its customers actually are".
Originally Posted by TechMonkey
16th July 2010, 12:12 PM #17
As stupid as they actually are. Why are people still buying these phones?
Originally Posted by ICT_GUY
16th July 2010, 12:18 PM #18
I was messing with a mates iPhone 4 over the weekend and he showed me the signal thing, but then also showed me that even when the signal dropped on screen, he could still make calls / send texts / etc ..
16th July 2010, 12:20 PM #19
I have one without a silly bumper and the bars go up and down like yoyo's but it has never once cut out a call on me.
Lovely little thing
16th July 2010, 12:23 PM #20
creese: Because they're shiny!
16th July 2010, 12:25 PM #21
No the current one lies. It shows 5 bars even when the signal is poor.
Originally Posted by TechMonkey
16th July 2010, 12:25 PM #22
Originally Posted by aptproductions
It does happen, I can vouch for it, it all depends on the area you are at tbh as it has been proved to do just that.
Originally Posted by Butters
16th July 2010, 12:47 PM #23
Well I have the iPhone 4 and I can re-create the signal drop fairly easily. It is really just a matter of shorting the two antenaes in week signal areas. I really do think Apple should be giving the bumpers away free and/or offering to coat the alluminum with a thin protective layer. The lying signal bar is a seperate issue they should have sent a software update down for by now!
As for me, I bought a cheap £5 case from Hong Kong that is 1/5 the price of official bumper and IMHO 5X better. Of course not everyone wants a bumber/case for their phone which is why Apple should offer a free swapout to customers that want a working iPhone4 that can't be shorted so easily.
As for the phone itself, bloody marvalous! Best phone I've ever had and you couldn't pay me enough to take mine away
16th July 2010, 12:53 PM #24
Long gone are the days when people bought phones to make phone calls, now they buy to not make phone calls.
Originally Posted by webman
16th July 2010, 01:01 PM #25
LOL, you jest - but I can actually count the number of calls I make/recieve in a month on 1 hand. SMS, e-mail and Facebook messages on the other hand...
Originally Posted by creese
The evolving world of human communications eh?
16th July 2010, 01:05 PM #26
Yeh but in an emergency you cant change your facebook status to "Ambulance needed" and expect them to turn up
Originally Posted by tmcd35
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16th July 2010, 01:14 PM #27
Steve Jobs 18:00 16th July: April Fool everyone!!!
16th July 2010, 01:18 PM #28
Maybe the emergency services should have a Facebook or Twitter presence, so you can send them a message requesting for help. Geolocation on smart phones could be used to advantage
"Fire! Fire! Looking forward to hearing from you" 1 minute ago from here via Twitter for Android
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16th July 2010, 02:08 PM #29
iPhone 4 = Apple's Vista.
16th July 2010, 02:44 PM #30
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