Will new antenna improved iPhone 4 be released on 1st Oct?

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  1. hohohong macrumors 6502

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    The free case program end Sept 30th. So, will we see a revised iPhone 4 after that?

    If so, what can existing iPhone owner do?
     
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  3. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    Sorry to burst your bubble, but there won't be a new antenna. Any redesign would have had to be submitted to the FCC for approval and if that happened then everyone would have been all over it.
     
  4. simple20 macrumors regular

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    Yes, but the real release date is Oct 2nd. Confirmed.
     
  5. DARKiLLUSiON macrumors 6502

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    If they do a lot of current owners will be **** pissed with and business wise apple wouldn't want their stocks to go down.
     
  6. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    You forgot to make it bold.
     
  7. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    My suspicions are that after sept 30th, the new iPhones that come out will come boxed with a black bumper already installed or somewhere in the box.

    The delay is probably due to having to redesign the packaging and getting it to the factory to make the boxes.
     
  8. Risco macrumors 68000

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    I think they will glue the bumper to the iPhone making it impossible to remove and thus solving all reception issues. :p
     
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  10. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Short answer: No
    Long answer: Nope

    and this is CONFIRMED!!!!!
     
  11. hohohong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Confirmed by who?
     
  12. marksman macrumors 603

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    Nothing wrong with the current antenna...

    To answer the question, no there is not a new iPhone 4 with a new antenna coming out October 1st.
     
  13. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    Most people seem to pass right by this. Any submission of a design change that would be released in less than a month would have been seen already, even if the details were kept temporarily confidential.
     
  14. hohohong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol,… like the bold ‘yes’!
     
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  16. tactician1016 macrumors regular

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    Short answer: No.
    Long answer: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    Credit to Zero Punctuation for the joke.
     
  17. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    Not true. They could have asked for it to be held like they do with everything else.

    But there is no redesign, I agree with you there.
     
  18. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    All scientific evidence points to the obvious conclusion:

    Non certe!
     
  19. Menzo macrumors member

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    OMG

    First it was the September music conference, then it's September 30th, NOW October 1st? Wait till Jan/Feb hits.

    People are pulling imaginary dates out of nowhere.
     
  20. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Um... because the Free Case Program cutoff date is September 30th. Not hard to make that leap in thought process.
     
  21. marksman macrumors 603

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    They spent years developing the iPhone 4. There are not going to do some major redesign in such a short period of time when they will have an entirely new model out that has been under development for probably 18 months itself, in another 9-10 months.

    They can't make the phones fast enough to sell them as they are now. There is absolutely zero reason for them to spend any time or money addressing this non-issue.
     
  22. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Financially, Apple has to decide if they want to continue to loose money and continue to give out free bumpers, or if the media frenzy has calmed down enough that they can continue to charge $29 for each bumper. September 30th is the end of the 2010 Fiscal Year and the End of the Financial Quarter. They are not redesigning the iPhone 4's antenna.

    United States
    The U.S. government's fiscal year begins on October 1 of the previous calendar year and ends on September 30 of the year with which it is numbered. Prior to 1976, the fiscal year began on July 1 and ended on June 30. The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 stipulated the change to allow Congress more time to arrive at a budget each year, and provided for what is known as the "transitional quarter" from July 1, 1976 to September 30, 1976. As stated above, the tax year for a business is governed by the fiscal year it chooses.
    For example, the United States government fiscal year for 2010 ("FY 2010" or "FY10") is as follows:

    1st Quarter: October 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009
    2nd Quarter: January 1, 2010 - March 31, 2010
    3rd Quarter: April 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010
    4th Quarter: July 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiscal_year
     
  23. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    No. They wouldn't do that. June.
     
  24. Risco macrumors 68000

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    You are right about the fiscal year, but it is not really costing Apple anything other than lost profit. The bumpers cost something like $1 to make and they were selling them for $29...

    Now in all seriousness, if it is possible to retrofit a coating to the phone then that might be a solution. However I think the end result will be all phones come with a bumper in the box and a warning about reception if not used.
     

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