Apple are sending me a FREE BUMPER!! + Software Fix coming next week - Comfirmed.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jason-Houghton, Jun 26, 2010.

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Did Apple send you a FREE BUMPER?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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    82.5%
  1. Jason-Houghton macrumors regular

    Jason-Houghton

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    #1
    I phoned apple care, told them I had the antenna issue. He said he has to transfer me to his supervisor if it's about that.

    When the supervisor answered he asked me in detail how it happens. He got me to do it while I was on the phone with him. He said the reason for this is that he has to forward all the details to the engineering department.

    He then said that even though it's a hardware issue, the engineering department are working on a software fix for next week.

    He said in the mean time he will send me a free bumper. However, he then said I might get the software fix before I receive the bumper, Monday prehaps?

    Apple are on top of this, even though jobs thinks its not an issue- it's clearly become one.
     
  2. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't seem like Jobs was aware of the death grip issue at the time he wrote that before the big launch and was probably referring to the general issue that cell phones have with signal degradation. We'll see though. I'm sick of the same two or three related jokes coming up 200x-300x a day like they were the first ones to say it. Come up with something new at least.
     
  3. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Yup fanbois keep making excuses for him. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Neither of you know what Jobs knew at the time.
     
  5. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    Coming from somebody who has this in their signature?

    http://www.*****politics.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Pot_Meet_Kettle.jpg
     
  6. stefc93 macrumors regular

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    So are we all going to get free bumpers if we call and complain?
     
  7. photomac macrumors member

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    i did

    i did !
     
  8. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    lmao. another band-aid
     
  9. duction macrumors 6502a

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    great so they will write a script that stops the bars dropping on the screen while not changing anything?
     
  10. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    my thoughts exactly
     
  11. Glideslope macrumors 601

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    I was afraid of this. Going to try and mask a design flaw with a software blanket. Something will take a hit. My prediction is Bluetooth signal degradation.:apple:
     
  12. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    5 bars all the time! Even when you drop a call.
     
  13. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    That's what they did for the G and GS. Why not also do it for this one :p .
     
  14. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    We are so lucky to have so many electrical engineers like yourself hanging out in these forums.
     
  15. stefc93 macrumors regular

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    1. What did you say?
    2. Who did you say it to?
    3. What did they say?
     
  16. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Apple gave me a refund for my bumper. Free bumper ftw.
     
  17. gloss macrumors 601

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  18. wentwj macrumors regular

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    Yeah, they should all be applying at Apple. Because it they're right, and it's a design flaw that can not be fixed, effects every phone, and every person will run into it, then there's about to be a lot of open positions at Apple.
     
  19. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Hey it worked on Pavlov's dog.
     
  20. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad someone besides me remembers this fact - they remapped the bars on the 3G/3GS to alleviate people complaining about not having enough bars and big shocker everybody stopped complaining.
     
  21. cirial macrumors regular

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    Can u tell me how to get a refund on mine too?
     
  22. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    I'm just going to return the one I already had shipped to the Apple store and use the free one. I may be out the $4 shipping but might argue for some iTunes credit or something. Worst case I craigs list the bumper for $25.
     
  23. woofermazing macrumors member

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    Huh, today I was told it was a bad batch of phones without a coating (which I'm not sure I believe), and that I can get a new phone. How can they fix that with a software patch?!
     
  24. wentwj macrumors regular

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    who told you that?
     
  25. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a

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    Can you email them for the free bumper? I already paid for it
     

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