The Earliest We Will Be Seeing a Antenna-Coated Revised iPhone 4's

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by whocaresit, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    How early do you think we would be seeing a antenna non-conductive coated iPhone 4's, to fix the antenna gate issue, introduced in the market?

    September 30th is over. Apple will act soon. But how fast? :confused:
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    What issue? You literally can't walk into an Apple store and be sure that you will get an iPhone 4. 3 Months after its release. That phone with the "issues" sold 100,000 in just a few days in China, and they have like 4 store there.

    The iPhone will be updated next year. Like usual. If you want one now, buy now. The iPhone 4 is imo one of the greatest pieces of electronics I have ever owned (and I had the original iPhone and a 3Gs).
  3. DiamondGCoupe macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2007
    There will be absolutely NO hardware changes to the iPhone 4, period.

    IF Apple had even considered a revision they would have pulled iP4s off the shelf long ago.
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Give it a rest already. Never going to happen. But you keep holding out there if it helps you sleep at night. Just stop starting new threads with the same question over and over.
  5. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Are you for real? A coating of what, butter? Next there will coatgate, "My Apple bumper scratched my coating, oh woe is me".
  6. JD914 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Dutchess County NY
    Asinine post, where did you get that misinformation? As said before there will be NO hardware changes to the current iPhone.
  7. tactician1016 macrumors regular


    Jan 17, 2010
    And so are you.
  8. ikaveh macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2008
    to those who are saying there is no chance that we see a fix:
    "We will reevaluate our plans after September 30th. We may have better ideas then" Steve Jobs
  9. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    The iPhone 4 is already antenna-coated. Where else would you like an antenna?
  10. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    they will reevaluate the bumper plan. And they did. The discontinued it and if people call in - they can still get a bumper. Otherwise - the next physical change that happens to the iPhone will be with the next version. No change is happening to the iPhone 4.0
  11. bender o macrumors 6502

    bender o

    Mar 14, 2009
  12. itommyboy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Titletown USA
    What about these Gizmodo reports of different looking & feeling iPhone 4's that seemed to not have any attenuation issues...any credence? I'm guessing those were nothing more than hype like so much of it has all been.

    Not trying to fuel any fire but I'm currently on the fence in my 28th day of returning an otherwise great IP4 for what I would hope to be a "newer" model that does not give me any antennae issues whatsoever. Is that even a real possibility - an iPhone 4 that truly does not have any antennae issues (naked of course)?
  13. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Since you're sincerely asking - I won't answer sarcastically. In short - any design that would impact the performance of the antenna for better or worse would need to get FCC approval (again). These documents are public after 4-6 weeks. Which means that if anything were done - it would be very obvious and not "secret." Furthermore - Apple's stance (whether it's accurate or not) has been that there's no issue. That the iPhone 4 has the best reception compared to all other iPhones and that only a small small small people have had any problems. So any change to the hardware after stating that quite clearly would be admitting fault - and that's something they cannot and will not do as it would be a PR nightmare and bring on an incredible media crapstorm.
  14. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Well said. Make this a sticky with the title: "No New Re-Design"
  15. james90755 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2010
    I second this well thought through response. Nice to see rational thinking and no flame.
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Or stop the OP from making new threads. :)

    I heard samcraig was heavily sedated when he made that post. :D

    Seriously, this OP has made numerous threads on this that have been wastelanded.
  17. whocaresit thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    Why so much personal hate? You've contributed NOTHING to the thread so far.
  18. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    He told you why in his post.
  19. heavy2healthy macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2009
    I made the leap about three weeks ago. I got my free case and Im really happy with it and the reception is better than the 3 gs.
  20. Roo Zilla macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2010
    There ain't gonna be no coating on a stainless steel antenna. There's a reason it's called "stainless." It's notoriously hard to coat with anything and get it to stick for any length of time. Try coating your silverware with something and see if you can get it to stick. Can you imagine the outcry if Apple does coat it with something and after 2 weeks it all starts peeling off?

    As long as Apple keeps the antenna on the outside and they keep making them out of stainless steel, there's never gonna be a coating. So if you're waiting for Apple to announce some new iPhone 4a or iPhone 4v2, don't hold your breath.
  21. iBaloney macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2010
    ppl really need to do their research before they start threads.
  22. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
  23. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    The press conference and Free Case Program was only meant to appease the mainstream media, who jumped all over the 'Antennagate' issue and those who had already/were just about to purchase an iPhone 4.
    Apple provided every avenue to those folks - full refund, free case, etc, so if you were unhappy, you had a get-out option.
    I've had an iPhone 4 for just over a month and I know 5 friends who have one also. Yes, the is a slight attenuation thing going on, but it's never become an issue for any of us - we've never dropped calls or lost data service.
    To be honest, even the tech media have moved on, because it really isn't an issue.
    It became one, purely because it was Apple's latest and greatest thing. If it was a generic HTC, LG, Samsung, etc that had the idea first, you'd hear nothing about it(well maybe a single post on Engadget, but that's it).

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