Imagine feeling the excitement and anticipation as the package containing your iPhone 4 arrives. Trembling, you open up the package and marvel over your new handset. You turn it on and all of a sudden you feel like a defunct satellite plunging back to earth. The reason? Your screen is defective as the bottom 10% of the display has some yellow discoloration. Furthermore, when you pick up the phone and hold it, you notice that the signal strength indicator drops bars. Looks like this new device is heading back to Apple and you've gone from sky high to rock bottom in the space of only a few minutes. It appears that some of the new iPhone 4 models that were shipped are defective. The screen, one of the highlights of the new phone with the Retina display, is discolored. "In the bottom 10% of the screen there are three blotches about the size
of shirt buttons that discolor the screen a brown/yellow color," one unlucky owner said. With the heavy demand and lack of supply, the question now is, how long will it take for you to get a replacement unit?
**UPDATE** According to a post on the AppleInsider Forum, the bonding agent used on the iPhone 4 requires evaporation. Apple/Foxconn is shipping the iPhone 4 so fast that the evaporation process is not completed when it arrives at your house. After 1 to 2 days of use, according to the poster, the yellow blotches will disappear.
As far as the phone losing signal strength, reports are coming in all over about the iPhone 4 dropping calls when held left handed, or when the left corner is touched. This could have something to do with the new antenna that wraps around the outside of the phone. When the $29 rubber bumper was placed on the phone, the problem went away. The internet has been inundated with videos showing this problem.
Yea what a self-righteous one I am. Posting valid comments in articles relating to the phone I like. Maybe you should stay away from iPhone articles if you have such a problem. Maybe I'll troll gaydroid articles and call you a fanboy.
I haven't received mine yet, but the only thing that could possibly make me return it is if the signal thing is that bad. But I think all I have to do is keep my fingers away from that little slit at the bottom left hand side of the phone. Other than that there's really nothing else.
if all the smartphones you owned in your life were a 3G, a 3Gs and a 4 then obviously he can claim the 4 is the best he had in his life...
BTW, grow up... what, are you 13? didn't know that you are not alone in the world and that somebody else may disagree with you?
33.dswatson83(Posts: 56; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)
You really think its possible that these phones were shipped so fast from the factory at the screen assembly station that the residue didn't dry? Were they assembled yesterday or something? I design assembly equipment and there is no way they would ever let us box up a device before the glue had dried or it had been tested/inspected. RIDICULOUS. If apple is really boxing and shipping these units for immediate purchase with residue still wet and leaking without testing to make sure it dissolved or dried, someone needs to be fired
35.PapaJay224(Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Correct and no official.information has been released regarding limited data anyways, these guys need to quit shadowing there proven garbage with speculated trash talk. They're obviously butt hurt, but hey they can video chat with their front facing camera, and they'll all look like they have shit on their face! Lmao...that what Steve Jobs really wanted , was to prove that people who buy his product are shit faces...love it.
37.theGodpapa(Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)
maybe you could show some unbiased opinions at some point and state that Crapple messed up their launch. If this was the DROID X you would be laughing at everyone and stating how your cripple fruit phone is superior to all.
38.PapaJay224(Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
I admit my Incredible has a battery flaw, but my phone wasnt hyped by the heavons as the greates thing since sliced bread. Mentioning a flaw isnt the only thing, its pointing out to everyone DAILY how much better the iPhone is than every other phone, Its slandering every competetive phone that released as the iPhone killer, while saying "Nice try Verizon" Its never about the issues with the phones its about livingup to the expectation that the company and the fan base set. If all you Apple nerds didnt talk so much crap about how noone is as cool as you, there wouldnt be competetive chatter... when you make the bed be prepared to lay in it. And apple is about to have a GIANT sleep over.
Haha all these comments are pathetic. Honestly, let the Android fanboys have their way by posting comments on Apple products. They can call Apple's products crap all that they want. But, as every other website has concluded, the iOS is by far better than the Android, coming from a person currently on an Nexus One. I've played with both systems, and after using the new iOS, by far blows Android 2.2 Froyo away. The experience and features are so much more sophisticated and polished compared to what Google has, especially with the quality of the applications offered for the iPhone, iPod & iPad. I'm gonna stick to my N1 because I like it enough that I don't feel the need to switch, but I will say from my own experience, Apple wins for now.
I've heard this is caused by one of the elements used to ensemble the phone (Silano Z-6011). It's said that it didn't complete the evaporation process because of the production acceleration to deliver the devices. This process is gonna complete anyway and the dots will disappear.
This is what the text said "Apple is using a bonding agent called Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 to bond the layers of glass. Apparently, Apple (or more likely Foxconn) is shipping these products so quickly that the evaporation process is not complete. However, after one or two days of use, especially with the screen on, will complete the evaporation process and the yellow “blotches” will disappear."
Is that true? we will discover it within a couple of days I guess. It may be hard to make so many iPhones
Even if the yellow spots go away over time, I seriously doubt that the reception problem will.
This is a very serious issue. If this isn't somehow solved - the iPhone 4 is a dead brick.
I nevertheless ask you to be patient, and avoid all those "Haha apple screwed up, iPhone sux" Comments for now. Lets all hope the the fate of the iPhone 4 won't be like the one of the Nexus one..
UPDATE: The problem appears to be partly elevated when using a skinhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1qvNRFZ4Ik&NR=1
I say partly because reportedly the skin still blocks some of the signal - but at least it allows some reception.
You would think, after 3 generations and all this time they had to use the "beta" version found earlier, that they would have found this problem while testing it...I understand the yellow thing, but wasn't the Keynote talking about the antenna being greatly improved with the new design? Hm, its only been...less than 24 hours, so I'd give it at least a week or two before concluding things.
the beta version was stupidly tested with a 3gs lookalike case on it so they would have never have know the difference... what stupid idiots they are at apple... its all because the evo is so bad ass... they had to try to steal its fame, and it may have now ruined them for ever...
9.bossmann20(Posts: 38; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)
see thats one reason y apple fanboys need to sit down somewhere cause the iphone 4 is overhyped and is shipping out defective products regardless if the spot goes away or not!! oooo brag about that now suckas!
I have said it before and I will say it again............F crapple and steve and long live Android/Google and the htc Evo. These mass idiots would buy a piece of crap litterally if it had an apple logo on it and steve said it would be cool, pathetic.
Do you Apple fanboys care at all about the quality of the device that you get? Apple just released a PHONE that cannot make a phone call. Isn't that what phones are supposed to do? If Apple were to stop making phones, and make devices such as PDA"s that could do all of these amazing features, then they would be good. But they cannot release a phone that cannot make phone calls. Don't get me wrong, I have an Ipod Touch and I really enjoy the IOS, but this is ridiculous.
Hey @ilia1986 you think that reporting their posts will make a difference? Your just like Apple. If something doesn't go their way, they sue, and if something doesn't go your way, you report a comment. You my friend, are one of the dumbest individuals since Steve Jobs.
You see, your post is exactly why my point is correct.
I don't argue with stupid people. I kinda feel that reporting posts like that is my duty. Not that it's hard or anything.
Reported. Have a nice day.
Some of you are acting as if NO other phone has any sort of defects... EVO 4G screen issues anyone?.... And no I dont own an Iphone and never have so far cause I really like the Android OS.... But let's not act like the apple issues are unique...
Stuff happens and hopefully they will be able to fix the issue (Hopefully for the EVO as well)....
Apple fanboys and Apple haters are equally stupid sometimes......