iPhone N91 possible iPhone 4 Classic?

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  1. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    has everyone already forgotten this little gem of a post? http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/26/apple-holding-second-3gs-like-next-generation-iphone-in-reserve/

    hmmm...its all becoming clear now. keep in mind apple not only designed their first iphone case (that just so happens to reduce the reception issues) but they also allegedly developed a 3GS style prototype with the codename N91.

    i wonder what the tipping point would be for apple? more lawsuits or a large number of returns? i dont think steve is willing to throw in the towel just yet on the new design, but this just seems to be a little more interesting with what we know today.

    Steve Jobs: "Stay tuned...for our new iPhone 4 Classic"
     
  2. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

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  3. big0mar macrumors regular

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    I have yet to actually meet someone in real life that has an issue with their phone. Only on the internet
     
  4. SuperDuper-C macrumors member

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    TRUTH! lol

    Even all of the reviews said that it was generally better, but I suppose every reviewer in the entire world is on Apple's pay roll :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    And even if so, I will be getting the bumper case for mine (once the white model becomes available). That would resolve any potential issues with the reception.
     
  6. AngelGuy7 macrumors regular

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    Well, now you have. I have the problem and so do others that I personally know. I'm a strong Apple supporter (and still hoping they resolve this actual issue) but I do know that mistakes happen and new products are susceptible to unforeseen issues. But to say "Oh, I don't have this problem and never met anyone who's had it therefore it must not be a problem" is ignorant and pointless.

    Did you meet anyone with a runaway\self-accelerating Toyota? If you haven't met anyone with that problem, do you think it was a non-issue that people were simply making up?

    This issue with the iPhone4 is documented and not a work of fiction, accept it. If it's not happening to you or others that you know then that's great. Just don't say that it can't be real because it is.
     
  7. cfink macrumors member

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    I'm sorry but that bottom paragraph sounds like somebody talking about their behavioral disorder on a TLC special.

    It's obviously real - we've seen the videos, some of which have actually been confirmed.
    I would be pissed too if it were affecting my calls but it's not; people just need to stop complaining about it and let Apple figure it out.

    Or...just get a case for it.

    Fink :apple:
     
  8. Redcow macrumors newbie

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    If that's what he means i'll be pissed. I want a firmware update.
     
  9. ruinfx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    imagine if they did release an iphone 4 in a 3GS body. that would be a big deal.
     
  10. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    I have had 1 dropped call and there was one time when I was having trouble with 3G and slow speeds and that's it! So I'm a happy camper regarding signal... but my battery is just ok, nothing as spectacular as I hoped.

    ChrisN
     
  11. AngelGuy7 macrumors regular

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    Oh, I completely agree that people should let Apple figure it all out, return the phone if they can, or get a case. Dealing with unforeseen issues comes with being an early adopter. However, while I think people are getting upset with Apple for their apparent stance on the topic, I believe what's more frustrating is the "I don't have this issue so neither do you" stance that others have on here (MacRumors).
     
  12. ruinfx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    this isnt a thread to complain about your reception issues or say you dont have any...go do that in one of the other 50 threads on the subject.

    this is to talk about looking back at the info about a 2nd iphone 4 being developed using old manufacturing processes knowing what we know today about the new process.
     
  13. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    The problem seems to be isolated to the 3G network and not the EDGE network.

    That leads me to believe they can fix this problem thru firmware updates.
     
  14. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

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    Imagine, if they did stop production of iPhone 4 and started shipping these, how much your 'old' iPhone 4 would suddently be worth....
    Doesn't matter though as it won't happen.
     
  15. ruinfx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i dont think they would stop shipping the current iphone 4. i think they would maybe make both, and for those having no problems they would continue using their iphone 4 as normal. for those that do have the issue they could exchange for the 3GS body iphone 4. everyone is happy.
     
  16. sleyeu macrumors 6502

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    i like the new design though.

    classic iphone body isin't going to happen.
     
  17. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    i had the signal issues, it was fixed by a bumper. but periodically i do experience the safari not loading even if i have full bars, but i dont care
     
  18. cfink macrumors member

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    I don't see the older case coming back - that'd be silly.

    I agree with the comment about a firmware update - that seems MUCH more likely and should be equally effective.

    Fink :apple:
     
  19. big0mar macrumors regular

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    My point was, the problem isn't as widespread as some people make it out to be.
     
  20. ruinfx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    with consumer reports coming out now and being unable to "recommend" the iphone 4, this may put additional pressure on apple.

    the software update will only make people angrier imo because i think:

    1. a lot of people are uninformed about what the update is actually for (not entirely their fault because i have seen many media outlets incorrectly reporting the scope of the update)

    2. it will most likely show less bars in more places, and people will realize how poor the service they are getting actually is

    i still would not totally rule out an "iphone 4 classic" if this negative press continues
     

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