Pre Signal Problems- Issues Just Keep Coming

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  1. hbg macrumors regular

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    Is there some particular reason why we need to keep pointing out the Pre's problems?

    The iPhone had similar issues when it came out as well and has advanced substantially over the past two years. I expect the Pre will as well.
     
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    My iPhone dropped calls like a mo fo when I got it two years ago. It also had sucky speaker volume and Safari would crash everything regularly.

    What's your point?
     
  6. hbg thread starter macrumors regular

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    That may well be, but this is now three years later and the bar is a lot higher. Plus, there are a large number of problems with the Pre.
     
  7. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Yes, we know your iPhone is better. It's a first gen phone, quit your crying. So far, the Pre has been nothing but a huge success. It has already broke Sprint sales records. I woulg give you the link, but I'm on my iPhone. It was on Yahoo.

    Oh, btw, my iPhone is still having signal problems.
     
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    keyword Sprint :p
     
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    I remember sitting in the Apple Store one morning watching the Genius open 4 BRAND NEW (not refurb) iPhone boxes trying to find one that didnt have a negative black screen on it. Finally got one after 4.

    1st 2G iPhone - Would not complete a charge
    2nd - Negative Black screen
    3rd - Negative Black screen
    4th - Negative Black screen
    5th - Good all-round

    1st 3G iPhone - rattling sound when shaking, ringer switch fell off
    2nd 3G iPhone - Good except for a few specks of dust under the glass

    Don't think we should be poking fun at the Pre too much. :)
     
  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    The bar was "high" two years ago. Two, by the way, not three. The iPhone had a ton of issues. Most have been fixed. Most of those, with OS upgrades. It's premature to call the Pre a failure by any standard.

    Also, it's unfortunate that many people fail to understand that a successful Pre will yield better iPhones than a failed Pre. Competition drives change. Anyone wonder why the 3G S isn't even better (yes, I like the enhancements, but they aren't stunning)? It's because no one has caught up yet. I surely hope someone does, and soon.
     
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    How large? I thought nobody bought them . . . :rolleyes:
     
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    Same as above but also to add to my experience the first phone the sync cable would not lock it, problem withthe connector.

    Its easy to forget the issues with the original especially if you stepped right into the 3G.
     
  13. hbg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Who's crying. Just sharing information. For what it is worth, I got the Pre and returned it yesterday- hot, could not connect to corporate exchange server, and various other problems. Other people's experience may be different. As to crying, it sounds like you are offended that I am sharing problems with the Pre.
     
  14. hbg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not calling it a failure. And I think Apple needs good competition.
     
  15. hbg thread starter macrumors regular

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    A lot of people bought them, but a lot are going to be returning them. There are numerous quality issues.
     
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Why would we care about the Pre's problems? Now you're just being the worst kind of fan-boy.


    Nope, they will be exchanging them just like everyone did with the numerous iPhone issues in both the original and 3G. Just like the iPhone, they bought the Pre because they want the Pre, and once they exchange for a good one they will be very happy with the Pre.
     
  17. MTI macrumors 65816

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    You forgot to mention the bad karma from the schadenfreude.
     
  18. hbg thread starter macrumors regular

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    You might not. And fanboy I am not. I got the Pre because I was excited about its potential. A lot of threads here have iPhone owners sharing the thought they might consider it. I am just sharing my experience. You don't have to read the thread or waste time commenting on it if you are not interested in. So what's the problem?
     
  19. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Thank (demi) God! A voice of reason.

    This is MacRumors, not PalmRumors! :rolleyes:
     
  20. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Such classic internet forum banter.

    hbg, you get what you get when you start a thread on any forum on any topic. Just be grateful for the bump, at least. :cool:
     
  21. hbg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Enough. I have been spanked. Good night.
     
  22. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Let's play nice, people. I'd prefer to not have to delete other posts and their replies. Thanks. :)
     
  23. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    People on the internet b*tching about something? You don't say. ;)

    It will take more than a few for the Pre, or any product, being out in the wild before people can get an accurate idea of what problems it does and does not have. And even then a forum dedicated to said product (or company) will be an incredibly inaccurate cross section of users because people are most likely to post when they need to b*tch or need help w/a problem. If someone who didn't know anything about Apple came to Macrumors and started thumbing through the threads they'd think Apple made some of the worst products ever released to the public. If someone's Mac doesn't work right they most likely will start a thread looking for advice. If their Mac works fine do you think they'll start a thread saying, "Hey, everything is working fine on my Mac today"? Of course not.

    It's like going to a hospital for a day, seeing so many sick people and concluding that the region must be very sickly in general because you met many more sick people then healthy people at the hospital.


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  24. kas23 macrumors 603

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    So, you bought the Pre and only gave a few days? What about just exchanging it for a new one, much the same way people on here exchange their many iPhones, looking for the perfect one? Or, you could have just waited for a simple firmware update as no software is perfect out the gate.

    Sorry about your experience, but it doesn't mean everyone is having your same problems. Deep down inside you probably really liked it and you feel you now have to badmouth it to justify your decision to return it. You should have gave it more of a chance, must the same way people on here gave Apple a full year to get their stuff together. And, AT&T is still trying to get their crap together.
     
  25. drchipinski macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't agree more...
     

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