Grip of Death actually a cool feature?

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  1. svalentine macrumors regular

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    Has anyone ever intentionally used the grip of death on the iPhone 4 in their favor? Let's say that an ex calls you, or simply someone you rather not talk to and need to end a call quickly, all you need to do is press that magic invisible G.O.D. button the left side of your phone:D *Locks on grip of death* "Hello? Are you there? I'm losing signal?!":D haha

    Anybody care to share any stories?
     
  2. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    You, sir, are a genius.
     
  3. .:ryan:. macrumors member

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  4. jonny5alive macrumors newbie

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    Did I miss something here?

    If you don't want to speak to that person then don't pick the phone up.

    Stupid thread.
     
  5. sciwizam macrumors regular

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    Apple should promote this as "gesture-based automatic call disconnect" feaature.
     
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I would GoD hang up on you for sure.
     
  7. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Awesome info
     
  8. br0adband macrumors 6502a

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    There was a joke about the time this whole iPhone 4 fiasco started that went something like this:

    "Apple changes things, again. Now, with the iPhone 4, you've got a built-in panic switch - just holding the phone in that way will disconnect you from friends, loved ones, your boss, anyone that you're speaking with whenever you want to.

    Need a quick disconnect for your iPhone 4? There's a grip for that..."
     
  9. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    I love the "it was the phone that dropped my call" excuse... I use it almost daily.
     
  10. Tee Hee macrumors member

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    Or…just tell them off or hang up and not use excuses to not speak to somebody.
     
  11. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Now YOU need to work at Apple. Wait, Steve, is that you?
     
  12. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I'll just hang up on whoever I dont like and just blame it on the phone. :)
     
  13. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Creative. Like it. :)

    I sense that in the future Classic iPhone 4 models will fetch a higher price. :D
     
  14. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    I don't like talking on the phone anyways. I'll just answer it holding it with the death grip. :D
     
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  16. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    The guys on MacBreak Weekly have been joking this is a "feature" for that very reason for the past few weeks on their podcast.
     
  17. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    some people use whats called a little white lie to avoid hurting someones feelings

    you don't have to be a straight up ass to someone just because you don't want to talk to them at the moment
     
  18. jonny5alive macrumors newbie

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    Because pretending to have a bad connection because you're busy isn't being an ass at all is it?

    If the other person thinks you have a bad connection they'll just call you back straight away.
    So the whole idea of pretending to have a bad connection so you don't have to talk to someone isn't even going to work.

    Dumbest thread/idea i've seen this week, and macrumors is full of dumb iPhone 4 threads at the moment.
     
  19. zjzjn1 macrumors member

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    LOL!
    Yeah :apple:Steve would say that!

    (I AM actually LOLing now!!!):D:D:D:D
     
  20. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Although this thread is awesome, my iPhone 4 does not suffer from the death grip. Any advice on how I can drop the call to my ex's/boss since my phone seems to want to be "flawless".
     
  21. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    It's worked for me, although I always pull the no service excuse, so maybe thats why they don't call back

    but honestly, macrumors is always full of dumb threads. If its not this, its WHEN CAN I HAZ VERIZON iPHONE?

    or MY FRIEND SAID THERE IS AN iPHONE NANO

    or HAHA YOU ALL SUCK I'M GETTING A DROID CUZ IT'S THE BEST PHONE THERE IS

    it's the sad reality of things, people are dumb
     
  22. puggles macrumors regular

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    I did this last night when a drunk friend called
     
  23. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I just hang up on people and blame it on my iPhone 4.
     

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