Problems reported with early iPhone shipments, yellow displays and missing signal bars
This article contains unofficial information.
Apple iPhone 4 Specifications
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.
source: InsanelyGreatMac (video), Engadget
1. scottmbolt (unregistered) posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47 0 0
Hahahahaha! Looks like ole' Stevy boy f*cked up!
2. *HOVA* posted on 24 Jun 2010, 11:23 0 0
4. droidman posted on 24 Jun 2010, 11:48 0 0
I wish you would go away with those little spots.Stupid Fanboy
7. *HOVA* posted on 24 Jun 2010, 11:54 0 0
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.
8. deejay52420 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:03 0 0
Honestly iPhone 4 is the best phone I've ever owned theres pretty much nothing that i can say bad about it...
12. E.N. posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:12 0 0
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.
15. scottmbolt (unregistered) posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:22 0 0
How can you claim it to be the best phone you have ever had when the only phones you have ever owned are crapple phones?
19. NOVAinc posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:44 0 0
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?
27. videobandit posted on 24 Jun 2010, 13:27 0 0
You already troll android articles and call people fanboys, how will that be any different?
28. PapaJay224 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 13:34 0 0
I guess your all going to have to wait for iPhone 4"s" to get a phone with out bugs. It's ok though apple knows you'll buy it. Droid FTW
29. dongdou posted on 24 Jun 2010, 13:58 0 0
ha enjoy your yellow spot and you 2 gig data plan..
31. E.N. posted on 24 Jun 2010, 14:15 0 0
enjoy your unlimited (with 5gig cap) while it lasts also.
33. dswatson83 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 14:36 0 0
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
34. dongdou posted on 24 Jun 2010, 14:49 0 0
5 gig is only on mobile broadband not limited on a smart phone. Plus last i checked At&t has the 5 gig on mobile broadband too... Nice try E.N.
35. PapaJay224 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 15:33 0 0
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 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 16:51 0 0
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 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 17:11 0 0
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.
39. DonkeyPunched posted on 24 Jun 2010, 17:15 0 0
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.
44. gatordotcom posted on 24 Jun 2010, 18:45 0 0
lol why would you so publicly lie about such things.... Its time to go android, the iphone should change its name to itry to be like android lol (from an evo)
45. gatordotcom posted on 24 Jun 2010, 18:46 0 0
lol im glad youve said that, im sure there will be a new one ,hopefully with 4g, by christmas
48. rfrapp posted on 24 Jun 2010, 21:45 0 0
The 4g on at&t will not happen until 2011, if at all.
3. NOVAinc posted on 24 Jun 2010, 11:25 0 0
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 FONT:http://www.boygeniusreport.com
13. Phullofphil posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:16 0 0
allready posted but i guess i dont care any way. It looks to be a pretty good phone
14. NOVAinc posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:20 0 0
yes, actually the prev post was sent while I was just writing mine so I didn't know it was going to be there when I finished mine
5. ilia1986 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 11:51 0 0
People. Even if the yellow spots go away over time, I seriously doubt that the reception problem will. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=cX5X5R34eWcThis 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=1I say partly because reportedly the skin still blocks some of the signal - but at least it allows some reception.
10. deejay52420 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:05 0 0
I came through a spot today where I've always lost service everyday in my commute to work with my 3GS and I kept a solid 2 bars all the way through on the phone with my Iphone 4
11. NOVAinc posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:12 0 0
Yes, the phone reception is way better than the 3Gs as long as you don't hold it from the antenna, they say
40. DonkeyPunched posted on 24 Jun 2010, 17:17 0 0
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.
46. gatordotcom posted on 24 Jun 2010, 18:52 0 0
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 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:05 0 0
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!
41. DonkeyPunched posted on 24 Jun 2010, 17:18 0 0
Um, isn't HTC doing that as well? Ya, shuddup.
16. scottmbolt (unregistered) posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:23 0 0
Comes packaged with MAJOR bugs. But these idiots STILL have to defend their lame ass phone on their lame ass network.
18. *HOVA* posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:32 0 0
A bug would be software related and I've heard zero complaints in that department. Wanna try again hater?
21. NOVAinc posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:46 0 0
If you weren't so immature your posts wouldn't be marked as spam
47. gatordotcom posted on 24 Jun 2010, 18:53 0 0
lol ok so its not a bug then, its a major hardware malfuntion which means that they cant fix it without replacing the entire phone... good luck
20. deejh posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:44 0 0
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.
22. *HOVA* posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:49 0 0
If the EVO had an Apple logo you wouldn't buy it. You don't hate the product you hate the company. Get a fucking life.
49. rfrapp posted on 24 Jun 2010, 22:00 0 0
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.
23. deejh posted on 24 Jun 2010, 13:01 0 0
Awe, I hurt wittle hova's feewings. LMAO!!!! Another sheep following the steve god
24. ilia1986 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 13:03 0 0
Your posts have been reported. -1 to you of course.
26. scottmbolt (unregistered) posted on 24 Jun 2010, 13:18 0 0
+1 to deejh! He is totally right. Sheep all led astray and "jobbed" by Jobs!
50. rfrapp posted on 24 Jun 2010, 22:03 0 0
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.
52. ilia1986 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 23:40 0 0
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.
25. breal525 posted on 24 Jun 2010, 13:16 0 0
Man some of you guys are entertaining! Keep it up!!
32. lookitdisguy posted on 24 Jun 2010, 14:19 0 0
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......
36. networkdood posted on 24 Jun 2010, 16:18 0 0
Wow, the only phone without issues is my HTC ARIA - the best of both worlds - ANDROID and AT&T - cid unlocked and rooted.
43. DonkeyPunched posted on 24 Jun 2010, 17:20 0 0
Haha I wonder if anyone will see this comment...I forgot that this website uses pages... :P