iPhone on order, with all problems should I still receive it

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by davidlw, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. davidlw macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2008
    I have my iPhone on order and was wondering with all of the problems with antenna, proximity sensor, etc. Should I still take possession of it or cancel and wait for updated phone. Will the Bumber take care of the antenna situation? If so I can live with that.
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    All I can say is, I've had some problems and it's still worth it to me. The benefits outweigh the flaws.

    Have you had AT&T before? Do you have strong signals where you live and work? It seems to be much less of a problem if you've always had a good, strong connection.
  3. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    I've had zero problems with mine.

    If you aren't sure, cancel it. But it is great device.
  4. spblat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
  5. huskerchad macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    I finally got the two I ordered last week. One of them is a bit more susceptible to the "death grip" problem than the other. At home where we have a very close by cell tower, I can drop the signal strength from full to about 2 bars.

    In weaker areas I *can* completely kill the signal. I just have to remember not to do it.

    I tried out a rocketfish silicon case and while I didn't like it and returned it, I could not drop the signal strength at all while using the case.

    So, it turns out that the iPhone 4 is not perfect. It will not one day replace oxygen as the thing we breathe to live. It is still a great phone and there isn't another smartphone I would even consider over it.
  6. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    My phone has been great except for the reception bar problem. I never had a dropped call though and after placing a case on it, my reception has been a non issue.
  7. davidlw thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2008
    OK so a case or maybe the bumper should help the antenna. If so I am all in for my iPhone to be delivered.
  8. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    Most people get a case or bumper anyway. And Apple will correct
    this, imo, shortly. I anticipate a change in the design here shortly.

    The big issue, how to address the customers with a current 4.
    I'll bet a choice is offered. Exchange your phone or take a $100 refund.
  9. reyno28 macrumors member


    Jun 17, 2010
    I wish this would happen...Also if they fixed the reception issue hardware, they probably wouldn't make it public. I don't think apple will give me a $100 refund or a exchange for a fixed iPhone4, but I wish they would.
  10. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    Sure there might be some issues.

    You're also on a Mac message board full over overly anally obsessive compulsive mac owners.

    People don't post usually how great their device is, only when they have problems.

    And if people even have a speck of dust on their phone when they open the package, they complain here.

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