Strange...my iPhone works fine

AirmanPika

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With all these ZOMG MY IPHONE SUCKS I'M GOING BACK TO WHOEVER I USED BEFORE threads it seems odd. My phone works fine, does everything I wanted, and there were no suprises. Seems to me that some people actually thought they'd get a personal high five from Jesus and Steve when they first turned their phones on.
 

103734

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I'm pretty sure that half the people that are posting these threads don't evevn have iPhones, they are just trolls. I knew a guy that was a big PSP fanboy and would go to random Ds forums and complain about a his DS and he didn't even have one.
 

EricNau

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...Or maybe they are having legitimate issues.

With the number of iPhones sold, inevitably some are going to be defective.


Quite frankly, the threads bashing the iPhone bashers are just as bad as the iPhone bashing threads.
 

vansouza

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agreed

I read about the benefits and limitations before I got it and as a result, I like, no love it. It is so much more then I expected, so much better then my Q or Treo. Period.
 

103734

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...Or maybe they are having legitimate issues.

With the number of iPhones sold, inevitably some are going to be defective.


Quite frankly, the threads bashing the iPhone bashers are just as bad as the iPhone bashing threads.
and this is coming from the guy with a windows logo in his advatar...... I'm just kidding

But yea there are people with problems but there are also alot of people that are just trolling on these forums
 

lilnyc

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I read about the benefits and limitations before I got it and as a result, I like, no love it. It is so much more then I expected, so much better then my Q or Treo. Period.
Bingo! There's so much reading that can be done, so some of the complaints about the lack of certain features don't make sense. I agree with someone who said that some ran out and bought it knowing that they could/would return it.
 

kdarling

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It's not just here. Check out many other forums. People are having legitimate problems and are getting frustrated. They feel left in the dark, and have no choice except to return the units while they can.

This is not an iPod or Mac sold only to the faithful. Apple cannot do their usual silent treatment with phone customers. They're going to end up with a ridiculous return rate.

To those who say they love their iPhone just as it is, and have good service: good for you. Others would like software updates to fix problems and add new features. They're the ones who drive the next version.

To those who say, well people should've done more research... you're often the same ones who claim that every missing feature will be added soon. You lead people on, and then cry foul when they believe you.

Regards.
 

dagomike

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Mine works as intended, and I'm pleased.

I've heard of many others though who aren't so lucky, but Apple is exchanging units to make them happy. No reason you can't be happy with your iPhone, unless your expectations exceed its abilities. If that's the case, then that's your own problem. Either cut your losses or accept it for what it is.
 

DiamondMac

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I'm pretty sure that half the people that are posting these threads don't evevn have iPhones, they are just trolls. I knew a guy that was a big PSP fanboy and would go to random Ds forums and complain about a his DS and he didn't even have one.
There have been 2-3 people who obviously trash it just to trash it.

But most of the people complaining have legit gripes.

Just some people can't seem to take any critcisim and resort to childish, immature rants about the person and not what they are saying.

:D
 

Daiden

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Defective iPhones do exist, and those people should return them to get a new phone. The people complaining about things we've known for months? Those people should have known better.

Also, buyers remorse is a big issue. People use the phone for a few days and decide its not worth the money they spent on it. Nothing new there.

Also, only people with problems post on forums. I'm sure there are far more happy iPhone users then unhappy ones.
 

xploit

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With all these ZOMG MY IPHONE SUCKS I'M GOING BACK TO WHOEVER I USED BEFORE threads it seems odd. My phone works fine, does everything I wanted, and there were no suprises. Seems to me that some people actually thought they'd get a personal high five from Jesus and Steve when they first turned their phones on.
I STARTED LAUGHING WAY OUT LOUD WHEN I READ THIS! BRILLIANT!


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dr_lha

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With all these ZOMG MY IPHONE SUCKS I'M GOING BACK TO WHOEVER I USED BEFORE threads it seems odd. My phone works fine, does everything I wanted, and there were no suprises. Seems to me that some people actually thought they'd get a personal high five from Jesus and Steve when they first turned their phones on.
This is just the nature of forums. People who have the problems are always the most vocal. It always makes any product look 100% defective. I remember when the Intel mini came out, and people were having the WiFi issues. From this forum you'd think that 100% of minis were defective. In reality it was probably less than 5%.

The fact is, threads where people say "its great, I'm happy" tend to go away after the first few weeks of release, and only people with problems post.

That's fine though, problems is really what these forums are for.
 

ecks618

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With all these ZOMG MY IPHONE SUCKS I'M GOING BACK TO WHOEVER I USED BEFORE threads it seems odd. My phone works fine, does everything I wanted, and there were no suprises. Seems to me that some people actually thought they'd get a personal high five from Jesus and Steve when they first turned their phones on.
I agree 100% with what your saying. I love my IPhone, and at first I wasn't planning on buying it, but so far it has replaced my blackberry, my ipod, and my ipaq. I admit I have had buyer's remorse more than once since I got it, but the idea of a phone that is powerful enough to replace 3 pieces of electronics is well worth the $600 price tag.

I also admit I wish there were some more things that it could do, but thats with all new products. Apple has taken a leap into something very few companies could do, and it takes time to get all of the new programs out there and to make the phone work to its full potential. I for one am willing to wait and laugh at all those returning their IPhones now and going back to their o so modest razrs.
 

diabolic

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This is just the nature of forums. People who have the problems are always the most vocal. It always makes any product look 100% defective.
That's very true. Forums always have far more complainers than satisfied customers.

Having said that though, based on the number of phones that have been sold, I'd say the amount of complaints is relatively small.