How Many Of You Held Off From Purchasing the iPhone 4 because of Antenna Troubles?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by whocaresit, Jul 21, 2010.

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Did the Antenna Problems Hold you Off from purchasing/upgrading to the iPhone 4?

  1. YES

    46 vote(s)
    24.0%
  2. No

    134 vote(s)
    69.8%
  3. I already bought one, Now I REGRET.

    12 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    I wanted to buy the iPhone 4 on DAY 1, blindfolded. It could've been the world's best smart phone.

    Then, the antenna problems came into light. I have chosen to delay my purchase until I hear about Apple's better plans on fixing it.
     
  2. ddoolin macrumors regular

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  3. whocaresit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's up now.
     
  4. Project-79 macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely not! If anything, it made the wait harder! I kept thinking, "well, if Americans can't enjoy the iPhone 4 and don't want it, just send the supply of iPhones to us in Canada!"

    JK, I know most of you are enjoying your iPhone 4, and that the whiners are in the minority.
     
  5. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    Umm....THESE are the reasons I've held off on purchasing the iPhone 4:

    - antenna issue
    - proximity issue
    - delay in white iP4 shipment
    - yellow screen issue
    - otter box case not on sale yet
    - camera discoloration issue

    so, yeah, the antenna issue is only PART of the reason i'm holding off... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Project-79 macrumors 6502

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    I've never heard of this "yellow screen issue", what is it? Also, I heard that the camera pictures only have a green blob when under ultraviolet lighting.
     
  7. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

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    Truly it has made me have second thoughts on it.
    But not only that, other things like the glass being prone to shattering and scratching, but don't worry I can't bend my phone all I want :rolleyes:

    My early igrade is this august, exactly 12 months after buying the 3Gs, but I don't know if I will take it. My 3Gs has, and still is, serving me flawlesly.
     
  8. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    #8
    Bought mine on day 1. Not a single issue. No regrets.
    My daughter ordered hers and it just came the other day. No issues.
    My son is waiting for white to be available.
     
  9. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    +1 Yes, I've held off buying for the antenna issue as well as the proximity issue (albeit the latter being fixed by a future software update).
     
  10. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I'm only holding off because I'm waiting for the white iPhone 4. But in a way, I am glad that I'm holding off (for the time being anyway).
     
  11. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I bought mine despite the issue, but I returned it due to the issue.
     
  12. F123D macrumors 68040

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  13. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    I love my iPhone 4 and the chick in your avatar.
     
  14. eezing macrumors 6502

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    Real Reason: I failed to pre-order or reserve my iPhone 4 on day one and now I can't find one anywhere!
     
  15. whocaresit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  16. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting on the white one still, and I'm not worried about the antenna issue at all. i couldn't replicate it if I tried on my dad's.
     
  17. Blue Fox macrumors 6502a

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    Heard about the Antenna and proximity sensor issues before I bought the phone. STILL stood in line for 7 hours on June 29 to get one. Ended up finding out that if I held my phone in a retarded position (with my left palm pressed firmly in the left corner squeezing the hell out of it), the signal bars would drop. Did I return it or complain about it? Nope. Did I get onto forums and whine about it? Nope. Did I make a stink when Apple came out and told me what the issues were from? Nope. Do I even run a case with mine? Nope.

    I even recommend the phone to people, as when they tell me about how the antenna sucks, I tell them to make it "suck", and they can't do it. Then I'll show them and their first reply is "that's it?". But yeah, great phone.
     
  18. Chunkycat macrumors 6502

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    No.
    I would have bought it on day 1 if I could, but I didn't pre-order on time so I had to wait till June 29 to get my AT&T order set up.
    At that time I already knew about the reported issues. Apple support forum was like a bee hive arguing about whether or not all iPhone 4s are "defective" and "broken".
    But I ordered mine on 6/29 anyway for a couple of reasons: first, I suspected this is all blown out of proportion; and second, if the phone proved useless (as some claimed it was), nobody was going to make me keep it, I could just return it for a full refund if I wanted to.
     
  19. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    I think you'll be waiting a long time. I wouldn't expect to hear any more about the antenna from Apple.
     
  20. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    Waiting for a white one personally, the antenna or any other isn't isn't deterring me.
     
  21. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Apple will reveal their plans soon... in June 2011.
     
  22. JustinSaneV2 macrumors 6502

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    Apple not providing enough iPhone 4s has impeded me from purchasing the phone.
     
  23. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    we could have pre-ordered the white one for delievery on day one, w/ an otter box case!?

    you = fail
     
  24. whocaresit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really? There's no shortage at all as far as I can tell.
     
  25. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2366762,00.asp

    Bought on day one. No regrets. Don't wait unless you want a white one. There won't be a "fix" because most users don't have a "problem."
     

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