Pretty disappointed

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cowsrus, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. cowsrus macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2008
    Basically from the press conference we get this

    iPhones that have working antenas wont be out until October
    we are 'working' on proximity sensor issues
    white iPhone isnt out for another 2 weeks

    ...oh yea, and a free, non-bumper case

    i'm not too sure what i wanted to hear short of, we've fixed everything now go update your phones, but i dont know, sort of a disappointment to me

    Your guy's thoughts?
  2. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    I think it's a non issue. I have a bumper. My Phone works. End of story.
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Couldn't state it better myself.
  4. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2008
    What'd you expect? Free iPhone?

    Think of when Toyota announced the accelerator issues. They didn't recall the whole car; that would be ridiculous. One fix they came up with was a modified floor mat. Doesn't seem much different than this.
  5. quotison macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2009
    A press conference can't fix something that's obviously a physical issue. Free cases are the closest thing to a recall that can. And since a case, especially if it's free, will be an acceptable solution to most for the reception problem, this seems sensible enough to me.
  6. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
  7. Kblakeshot macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2008
    That was a joke. This is apple being apple. This is for more publicity... period. Why have a press conference to say we are giving out free bumpers, that you cant even get yet and will have to wait for a month I bet! Lol.. wow. The true reason of this press conference was to say hey look at these phones that drop bars too!

    This is such a joke. I hope the model that comes out in January (*wink) doesnt have these unacceptable problems that get patched with band aids.
  8. cowsrus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2008
    I know I know and i agree with you on this point

    I just feel like that was the "closing up your leaky pipe with a piece of duct tape" fix opposed to Apple really addressing the issue and owning up to the fault.

    It just makes me sad that all the hope i had for new hardware or anything is gone, and all the help we will get is a case, i thought that was going to be more of a 'in limbo' fix waiting for the real one

    the real fix seems like itll be the iPhone 5 hopefully
  9. Peanut207 macrumors 6502


    Mar 2, 2010
    +1! People need to move on or just return it if you're not satisfied.
  10. doctorxring macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2006

    I love it. Steve Jobs calls BS on all the iPhone 4 hacks and
    arm chair cell phone engineers.

    Final Touche - Get a (free) bumper or get a life...

    My iP4 works fine. Better than my 3GS.

  11. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Even if he said full refunds for everyone and you get to keep the phone, someone somewhere would have to post "Pretty disappointed".
  12. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
  13. saccento macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2008
    New Jersey
  14. bmwhd macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2008
    People on this forum are so frackin jaded and out of touch. 22 days. Seriously. A minor nit, that's being addressed, and people act like the world is ending.

    Take a look at how someone like BMW responds to a problem that actually matters: or google 'final drive' and 'bmw' and see how many hits you get. Apple and Jobs are a godsend compared to most companies when it comes to responding to issues.
  15. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    Then just leave.

    I have a SwitchEasy Nude and I don't have any signal issues. Apple is being very generous and Steve was very sincere with what he said about us users.

    If you don't like it, just leave.
  16. Domino8282 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2010
    Southeast USA
  17. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
  18. foot56 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    I will be happy to post a video of my iphone 4 32 gig with a black bumber drops all five bars by touching the left side (not the death grip) but touching.

    and for those saying return it. I love my iphone its my first phone I just want a fix or working one.
  19. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2009
  20. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2008
    Then return it for a 3GS.

    Seriously, if you love the iPhone but the antenna issue really affects you that much, get an iPhone that doesn't have the issue. If you want to keep the iP4, quit whining and get some sunlight.
  21. cowsrus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2008
    hey guys, calm down i'm just stating an opinion

    I'm not whining about being issued a free case, I'm merely disappointed that that is the only work they are going to be doing on the antenna, no extra coating or any of the other ideas that you probably had in your head before the press conference too

    Are you telling me you aren't a tad bit dissatisfied with Jobs saying "here's a case and now never mention the antenna again"?

    I'm happy I am getting a case, I would be getting one anyway and it most likely will solve my reception issue, and for that I am grateful, but like I said before, i'm a little disappointed their "surprising customers because they love them" is giving a case and not changing the production at all

    But seriously, you guys need to calm down, you aren't Apple, you don't have to get so worked up over one person's views
  22. foot56 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Apple said the 3gs has this problem also. Steve Jobs just said it again in the keynote. lol
  23. Zephyr240 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Just return it then. Who cares seriously. "OMG they were condescending" seriously, really? At least they flat out came and told us what's going on. They can flat out just ignore everyone if they wanted to, yea that would hurt them in the long term, but at least they took action about this. They didn't have to give cases out for free, they could of just said "we're on it, kthxbye."

    So sick of all these whiners and cry babies, tarnishing this forums. Get a case, if you want it naked, then suck up to the dropped calls. Still angry? Then return it and get a Droid, Blackberry, or stay with a 3GS. You have options, you're not chained to the wall. Missed the return period? That's your fault for lagging.

    </end rant>
  24. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Keeping my phone, but BUMMED that my car charger doesn't fit, and my work stereo's plug won't fit with the bumper on.

    Seems like I'm back on a 1st gen....
  25. quotison macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2009
    If there's a production fix, I don't know why they wouldn't put it in to effect. The fact that there's only free bumpers for phones bought by September suggests that there may be such a production fix for future iPhones.

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