my iphone is going back - steve some do send it back

sguk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 14, 2007
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My iphone 4 is going back!

STANDARD ORANGE NETWORK
OUT IN THE STICKS

NOKIA N96
FULL SIGNAL

IPHONE 4
Without a case and before software upgrade the signal is full but drops the whole 5 bars when holding it.
I bought a clear case until apple send out the free ones in 5 weeks, still drops 3-4 bars.

After the software upgrade it did nothing, so I totally restored the phone.

I also noticed the sim card in the metal tray touches the metal which of course also touches the antenna. I put some black electrical tape on that.

Then

Drops 3-4 bars without a case, 2-3 bars WITH a case! All apple have done is calculate to signal differently to make the drop look less.

3G NETWORK
URBAN AREA
It's very very odd as over at my other house I'm renovating the iphone 4 gets 3 bars where my old nokia gets 5, however it picks up the network in places my old phone couldn't....which is probably due to the better antenna.

BUT
If you hold the phone without a case it still totally loses the network so cancels out any better coverage.

Otherwise perfect, very loud and clear and far surpasses the Nokia in every other respect.

It's going back until they modify them!! I'm not being the mug like millions of others who are 'living with it'. Rumours are...in america they've started to modify production.

So the iphone 4 does need a 3 metre mast stuck to the top.
Those who say there is no problem live in such high coverage its probably way above 5 bars and the 3 bar drop doesn't show.
 

LordOBoogie

macrumors 6502a
Jun 18, 2009
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Thanks for sharing?

There are at least five hundred other threads you could have posted this rant on. Why start a new one?
 

eternlgladiator

macrumors 68000
Jun 20, 2010
1,761
99
Twin Cities
So take it back. They are NOT modifying the phone with any hardware updates. The iPhone 4 you buy in December will be identical to the one you already bought with the only exception being the preloaded software version that you would have already been given access to. There are way too many of these posts already. A phone is not a right. Some don't work for certain people. Take it back or put up. Simple.
 

AndyWright

macrumors newbie
Jul 21, 2010
1
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My iphone 4 is going back!
Just returned mine to the O2 shop today :(

Great device in every way, except as a phone - 5 bars when sat on the desk (with the 4.0.1 software), "No Service" when I pick it up.

Couldn't get hold of a case for it before the return-for-refund deadline with O2, so back it went.....

I'll hold off for a while and see if Apple do anything to improve the design (seems unlikely), or try one with a bumper case when they become available.
 

whocaresit

macrumors 6502a
Jul 18, 2010
618
9
sguk said:
My iphone 4 is going back!

STANDARD ORANGE NETWORK
OUT IN THE STICKS

NOKIA N96
FULL SIGNAL

IPHONE 4
Without a case and before software upgrade the signal is full but drops the whole 5 bars when holding it.
I bought a clear case until apple send out the free ones in 5 weeks, still drops 3-4 bars.

After the software upgrade it did nothing, so I totally restored the phone.

I also noticed the sim card in the metal tray touches the metal which of course also touches the antenna. I put some black electrical tape on that.

Then

Drops 3-4 bars without a case, 2-3 bars WITH a case! All apple have done is calculate to signal differently to make the drop look less.

3G NETWORK
URBAN AREA
It's very very odd as over at my other house I'm renovating the iphone 4 gets 3 bars where my old nokia gets 5, however it picks up the network in places my old phone couldn't....which is probably due to the better antenna.

BUT
If you hold the phone without a case it still totally loses the network so cancels out any better coverage.

Otherwise perfect, very loud and clear and far surpasses the Nokia in every other respect.

It's going back until they modify them!! I'm not being the mug like millions of others who are 'living with it'. Rumours are...in america they've started to modify production.

So the iphone 4 does need a 3 metre mast stuck to the top.
Those who say there is no problem live in such high coverage its probably way above 5 bars and the 3 bar drop doesn't show.
I totally agree with your decision. Congrats on returning your phone! GJ :)

Ignore the angry dumb fanboys who live in utopia land.