iPhone 4 is arriving from Apple on August 20, what changes can I expect?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yhellotharsir, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. yhellotharsir macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
    I have heard from multiple sources the iPhones manufactured NOW will address the antenna issue.

    How will this look? Will the new iPhones have a new border or something?

    What other changes can we expect, for those of us getting iPhones this month?
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    There are no changes, seriously. You heard wrong.
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    No, No, and No.

    Manufacturing a phone is not like making a cake. You don't "just change" things.

    The antenna issues will be addressed next year.
  4. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    You can expect a different serial number than the earlier produced models and that is it.
  5. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Serial numbers are different for every single device...

    You won't notice anything different.
  6. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    And that was exactly my point :cool:
  7. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2009
    Las Vegas, NV
    I think he's talking about the XXX30XXXXXX being different.
  8. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
  9. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    nothing, but if you do see something, be sure to let us know ;)
  10. dgstan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    Will it be loaded with 4.01? If so, your bars will display differently.
  11. moussekateer macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2009
    There will be no iPhone 4 changes before or after September 30th. Steves jobs comment was an off the cuff remark. If they did an actual hardware change how many millions of current iPhone 4 users would they annoy? I know I wouldn't be happy. Plus if they did we'd see a FCC filing in advance since it'd be considered a new phone. In short, don't expect any changes. Expect a new iPhone next year
  12. BlondeBuddhist macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2010
    You can expect to spend a few more hours a day on your iphone 4 than you did on your 3GS:)
  13. nonocei macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    It will come with 4.0.1 as opposed to the 4.0 the earlier models came with...
  14. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    This. His remarks suggest that after Sept. 30 they'll either include a bumper in the box with the iPhone, or stop offering free ones as enough time has passed for public to dismiss the issue.

    Whocaresit vehemently protests this idea... and will likely make a thread about a redesign every other day until October, at which point he will shamefully slink into the shadows never to be heard from again.
  15. chembox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2010
    I thought this was MacRumors?
  16. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    I dont think there was an argument there but you guys surely had a mini one
  17. dabomb665m macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2010
    exactly... this forum is so anti change it's ridiculous. I don't understand why people find the need to defend their early purchase so zealously. No one can say for sure. A rumor is a rumor. All I can say is, if Apple thinks they can get away with publicly defaming other companies while not fixing their antenna issue, they have another thing coming.

    I, personally, don't think Apple is that stupid. I'm sure they'd rather silently fix the problem than to have another cellphone company actually come out and demonstrate that the black line SPOT that loses signal AND data on the iPhone 4 is not the same thing as smothering a phone and forcing reception loss. Simply put, there is no other phone that drops data and signal (be it in marginal reception areas or not) by simply touching it somewhere specifically with a finger. You think the "brand x phone doesn't need a case" ad is the end of it? I think not. Not after what Steve pulled during and after the press conference. Just wait and see. I work for a major cell company.

    To me, it's not even about the iphone 4 , early adopters, ridiculous solutions, etc... It's about brand image. I'd hate to see Apple's public image tarnishing even further. You have to admit, they haven't exactly been getting all the best press for the past year or so.
  18. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    And I think Apple is smart. And has something to prove as well. Jobs himself said the Antenna is the best design they've had. He's not going to change it and admit they were wrong

    They are also not going to open themselves up to 3+ million customers coming back to the store screaming at them when it becomes public (AND IT WILL BECOME PUBLIC) that they changes anything.

    But dream away
  19. Stein357 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Rip City
    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)

    There's NOT going to be a manufacturing change.
  20. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    Not another thread about this non-existent change! Gaaaah.
  21. ARSC macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    loving my iphone 4 every single day :D

    I am on VODAFONE INDIA and it works without any problem.

    No death grip nothing
  22. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    David Bowie seemed to think there would be many.

    Btw, all new iP4s after 08/16/2010 will have new antennas. No joke.

    You can read about it here.

  23. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
  24. omizzle macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2009
    you can expect the same iphone 4 that everyone else has
  25. ftf macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2004
    We can only hope so...

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