Is the iPhone 4 still full of problems?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hold, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Hold macrumors regular

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    I have an iPhone 3GS right now and originally thought I would pass on the iPhone 4. However, my mobile operator has just offered mt the iPhone 4 at a very tempting price.

    Before I get it, just wanted to know, have the antenna and sensor issues been sorted?
     
  2. NickkyJ macrumors regular

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    honestly i have an iphone 4 and it is pretty damn good. Minor glitches here and there switchin from a game to the homescreen but other than that its pretty damn good. Some people have problems with the sensor and bluetooth but mines perfectly fine
     
  3. Lingham macrumors regular

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    I have had it about 2 months now and not noticed ONE issue - not even THE issue

    The odd app crashes but thats not the phones fault.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    I won't deny some people have had issues
    To what extent the problem really was/is, I don't know
    Media hype, feeding frenzy, mob mentality, who knows

    I have had the iPhone 4 since launch and love it
    And I experience no issues with it
     
  5. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

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    If the problems were anywhere near what the media was trying to make them out to be, the iPhone 4 would have been a massive failure.

    People started complaining about a problem that isn't a problem at all for most. Once everyone knew where to touch the phone to drop signal, they all started crying about it. It's a lot like when a little kid scrapes his knee and is fine until you show them the blood.

    I can honestly say there isn't a better phone on the market IMO and you shouldn't have any reservations about getting one.
     
  6. netdog macrumors 603

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    Don't believe what you read.

    The iPhone 4 is not a big bag of hurt.

    In fact, it's great.
     
  7. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    the proximity sensor bothered me sometimes, but after the 4.1 update it works flawless. signal is good, sound is pretty good (but certainly not worse then a 3GS, I was using a Vertu before, that one has much better sound).
    The screen is again and again making me gasp, it's so nice and other than that it's a bit faster than a 3GS but much the same.
    Just don't drop it, you will shatter the glass (front, back or both) with a little bit of bad luck.
     
  8. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    its fine, stop worrying, and you can return it, holdonto the 3g and see for yourself
    :cool:
     
  9. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Have had my ip4 for 2 months now and have no issues at all.

    It's great.
     
  10. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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  11. plusonechoi macrumors member

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    mine has been great as well, virtually no problems. all these apparent problems with it have been overblown IMO. not saying they do not exist, just overly exaggerated for sure
     
  12. durawraps macrumors member

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    almost every phone in the market now has problems. If you ask me, the iphone has the least problems from the lot. ;)
     
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  15. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    never had a problem with the two we have, nor do any of our friends

    iPhone problem in the media was so far overblown.................
     
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  17. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    A friend of mine is ready to throw away his iPhone 4 because of the proximity sensor glitch. Apparently his phone has the problem on most of his calls, and he's beyond sick and tired of it.
     
  18. bstpierre macrumors 6502

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    I have had the proximity sensor issue once with my iPhone 4 and once with my 3G. Both times it was because I didn't want to put the phone against my face because I didn't wnat to smudge the phone.

    I am aware of the antenna issue and in the past was careful where I placed my fingers and palm on the phone. Since getting my free case I get moer bars and no longer worry about the antenna. I would recommend getting a bumper. The antenna problem is dependent on your conductivity.
     
  19. m3coolpix macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded from a 6 month old 3Gs (warranty replacement on my account) to iPhone 4 just 3 weeks ago.

    Purposely held off on purchasing the iPhone 4 until I was within the 30 day return period of Sept 30th 'Steve's deadline' on issue to see if any change was coming. Was just a precaution, and have held onto my 3Gs 'just in case' I did see either of the issues.

    I've got 4.0.1 jailbroken on both.

    Not experienced the proximity sensor issue. Can replicate the antenna issue. However, in 2-3 hours of phone calls daily, I've not seen the hype on either of these issues. I don't do anything special. Yes, I have a case on it, just like I had a case on my 3Gs (for drop protection).

    Now setting up to sell my 3Gs, everything going quite well with the iPhone 4 in my experience.
     
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    I have to admit that the proximity sensor issue seems to have been resolved for me with the phone calls I've made recently. (about time)
     
  22. jemeinc macrumors 6502a

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    I think the antenna issue may have been overblown... Sure, I have a phone that can replicate it if I really try- but who cares? I don't drop any calls because of it.. The reception for me has been the same as every other phone I've had with AT&T.. The few problem areas I go into on a regular basis are still problems, and the rest of the areas I travel to are fine.. No difference in that aspect..

    The proximity sensor on the other hand is a MAJOR issue for me.. I'm on my 3rd phone because of it and with this latest one the 4.1 update did NOTHING to improve it... Could just be a bad phone.. I'll try one more time with a new phone and the 4.1 update but after that I'm throwing in the towel... I hate to do it but the PS issue is that much of a pain for me..
     
  23. iBaloney macrumors 6502

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    i agree, ppl need to remember that in the end it is a mobile electronic device, and just like any other, it does have problems.
     
  24. PirateP macrumors 6502

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  25. thuff59 macrumors member

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    Since updating to iOS 4.1 on my iPhone 4 it has performed way better. I would recommend purchasing the iPhone 4 now.
     

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