Are apple product designers STUPID???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stevearm, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    The original iPhone was great. Flat back, stayed on a table perfectly.

    This new one, curved back, rocks back and forth everytime I tap the screen anywhere other than the exact centre.

    Pathetic.
     
  2. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    It's made to hold in your hand, which is curved. It's not a laptop :rolleyes:
     
  3. coolant113 macrumors 6502

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    The New Iphone is Amazing idk why every body complains about every little thing:apple::apple:
     
  4. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Ya know.. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say..

    no. ;)
     
  5. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Yup. Thread over.
     
  6. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh I see so none of you ever put it on a table when you're at your desk and use it that way?
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No... it's a PHONE. Do you do it with a landline?
     
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Does the OP even have an iPhone 3G? I have no problem whatsoever using mine while it is lying on a table. If you're genuinely having a problem, I think you need to realize that you barely need to touch the screen for it to register.
     
  9. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Do you seriously mash the buttons or something? I mean.. a light tap on the keyboard does it for me and it doesn't move around to the point it's unusable .. :rolleyes:
     
  10. The General macrumors 601

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    I use my iPhone 3G on a table like you all the time. It's the fastest way to type.

    Just tap lighter and it won't roll around.
     
  11. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    So sand it flat. Or better yet take it back and buy a flat phone. Problem solved. Go get a Razrrrrr it's flat.
     
  12. Phil A. Moderator

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    The curved back makes the phone much more comfortable in the hand, which is where it's designed to be used...
    And what's with this sudden trend of SHOUTING in thread titles? it's getting annoying
     
  13. bit_bucket macrumors regular

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    Uhh no. Jonathan Ives is considered to be at the pinnacle of Industrial design. The overall idea was to make it look thiner, even though it is fatter. I think they pulled it off great. When I look at my wife's 1 gen one, it looks fat and unruly.

    Now apple manufacturing in China sucks on ice, which is a shame because with such nicely designed products, it drags them down into the mud.
     
  14. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    You really want to pay twice as much? xD
    Jk.


    But yeah, if you really hate the rocking that much, get a sander, and sand the back flat.

    Otherwise, don't complain and use it in your hands. Even the old iPhone rocked back and forth slightly.
     
  15. bit_bucket macrumors regular

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    Actually better yet. There are a lot of full body cases that give the back a more flat profile. Agent 18 and such.
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If the rocking bothers you, try placing it on a soft cloth, or a wad of paper towels.
     
  17. markgamber macrumors 6502

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    An actual answer! That's what I've done...gotten a case so it lays flat. It also prevents it from flying apart when I drop/throw/kick it. So far.
     
  18. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    are you telling me you don't answer your phone like this? :eek:
    its the easiest way to call people...
     
  19. Topper82 macrumors member

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    iPhone back

    No, you not being able to type with the phone in your hand is pathetic.
     
  20. joebokeh macrumors member

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    That's a pretty retarded statement OP... You should lose your rights to the phone...
     
  21. accrane macrumors member

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    hahaha...ya this is a ridiculous rant. Its made for your hand....
     
  22. Julien macrumors G3

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    I asked this question before I bought the 3G. I often will use my iPhone with one hand at my desk or while I'm eating with it laying flat. Was (correctly) told that the back is not curved but tapered on towards the ends so it's not a problem. Obviously the OP doesn't have a 3G or he/she would KNOW it DOES work setting on a flat surface (at least mine does).

    As for as the OP thread title question just go to any Apple or AT&T store and see how (not) easy it is to buy one almost a month later with the high demand.
     
  23. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    My iPhone doesnt stay attached to my ear when I let go of it. How lame is that? I mean its a phone for fecks sake you're supposed to use your ears right? It should come with some kind of head strap or something. I'm taking mine back! :mad:
     
  24. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    I do. And it's not like it flips over when you tap on the side of the screen. It BARELY moves.

    Solution: Take the SIM card out of your iPhone 3G and insert it into your iPhone 2G.
     
  25. aphexii macrumors 6502

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    all of these useless complaint threads are getting old.
     

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