I don't buy what Steve said. What to do now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mjmar, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    I've had the iPhone 4 since launch day, and I can tell you that the antenna issue is nothing similar to other phones. I've gone through blackberries, 3 iPhones, and a few crappy flip phones, none of which dropped 2-3 bars while holding normally. It would be one thing if the bars were dropping, and 3G speeds didn't noticeably slow down, but that's not the case. I can begin loading a page in safari while the phone is sitting on a table, and almost immediately when I pick it up with my hands the page stops loading. It's ridiculous. And yes, I have a bumper on too! I was thinking that I might switch back to my 3GS, but the screen looks like something from the dark ages now that I've used the 4 for about a month. The samsung captivate looks pretty nice, but I'm pretty intimidated by android. I think that throwing away all the money I've spent on apps for the iPhone is not a very smart thing to do. So pretty much I'm stuck. Everything about the new iPhone is awesome, so it's a shame that the antenna has to ruin it (for me at least). Camera is great, screen unmatched, and face time is really cool! Is anybody in the same position as me? If so, what are you going to do? I'm not really sure what the best thing is at this point.
  2. michaelz macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2010
    Return it!!!

  3. RC83 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    SJ said the iphone 4 is not faulty.. So if YOUR having problems with it, RETURN IT.
  4. Loki666 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
  5. jyj macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
  6. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2008
    Steve is correct, all phones have antenna issues when you hold them, but none as dramatic as the iphone 4. Can't blame him for trying to pass it off as a normal occurrence, typical apple arrogance. My junk Xenon drops from 4 to 3 bars at home if i completely surround it with my hands. My friend's iPhone drops from 4 to 1.

    So you just have to ask yourself, does the iPhone 4 have enough other features that make up for the fact that the antenna is ****? I dont think there is one universal answer for that. Look at your usage and decide, then either take the phone back or deal with it.
  7. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  8. Mjmar thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    What should I do after I return it, that was my question. I didn't mean to come across as whining.
  9. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    Not wanting to sound trite, but.....

    Return it. Buy a different kind of phone. Enjoy life more as you remove personal irritants from your day to day.

    Most of the Androids aren't bad phones. The original Droid is pretty nice, although you will feel as if you are running an "also ran" device. Its not the iPhone it tries to be. My wife enjoys hers and the deep(er) integration with Google Apps is kinda nice. You can accomplish almost all the same tasks with an Android you can with an iPhone. You just won't be having as much fun doing them. You'll miss the selection of apps from the iTunes store....the Android marketplace is filled with mediocre games and such (at least IMHO) and reminds me more of shareware on Windows than the iTunes store. You'll also miss the complete backup and iTunes synchronization with your books/apps/music/updates.

    But if you can live with losing all of those things, and if the irritation of the signal issue is that extreme for you (it hasn't impacted me at all), then move on and enjoy life more.
  10. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    This guy is a troll. Anyone who says they have the antenna issue WITH a bumper on is plain lying as far as I'm concerned.
  11. boy-better-know macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2010
    just try to live with it then. i know that sounds easy for me to say but to be honest. if its bothering you that much id advise you sell it and rebuy one thats not a refurb.

    its obviously a faulty batch or two because how can mine and lots of others not have a hint of the antenna issue? i cannot drop bars even if i try my best holding it with two hands. apple have fixed it, they just dont want to admit theres a few batch's worth that are no good.
  12. finatk macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2009
    "If you don't like it, Don't buy it. If you bought it and you don't like it take it back"

    Best advice to come out of this whole debacle!

    There are dozens of other smartphones for you to go for so take your pick.
  13. bobdigi macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Baton Rouge, LA
  14. openendstraight macrumors regular


    May 5, 2010
    La Vegas
    Would you question returning any other product if it did not meet your expectations? If not then why even ask. SJ said if your not happy then return it. He is right the iPhone is not for everyone.
  15. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    But you know you wont ;)
  16. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
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  17. finatk macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2009
    Damn skippy the Apple :apple: Cool Aid / Heroin runs deep within the users veins. ;)
  18. BrewsterMccloud macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2005
    Same experience as the OP but returned it before I got too addicted to the other new features, now back to my original iPhone. Agree about the apps etc plus I use MobileMe to sync contacts and calendars so don't want an Android phone. My local ATT store tells me they have plenty of 3GS in stock including 32gig so I may do that but that would lock me in to another 2 years before upgrading and suppose Apple really does correct the ip4 antenna issue before then... Right now I'm just staying with my original naked iPhone that actually makes and receives calls while I am holding it in my hand.
  19. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    I would say that they are having a different issue and should go get the phone checked and/or replaced.
  20. Mjmar thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    What makes you so sure of that?
  21. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    I don't know if anyone has said this yet but I would RETURN IT! :cool:

    Woohoo I love being fashionable late to a party!:D
  22. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    First, I would try swapping for another iPhone 4, because it shouldn't lose all signal, even with a case or bumper. If the replacement still doesn't work, get a 3GS. You'd only be giving up the display and camera, but you can keep the apps and syncing.
  23. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    Actually it's the last line of the song...

    At the OP, try another iPhone 4. If that doesn't help:

    ♫If You Don't Want an iPhone 4! Don't Buy It!
    If You Bought it and You Don't Like It! Bring it back!♫

    Sorry, I couldn't resist but that really is the answer. My iPhone 4 makes and receives calls in places where I could not even get a signal.
  24. Phokus macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    SJ said it, it must be true :rolleyes:
  25. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    If you are that unhappy with it, you should definitely return it.

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