Apple iPhone 4 users shattered by new problem

Apple iPhone 4 users shattered by new problem
Just when it seemed that "Antennagate" had been forgotten, another flaw has turned up on the Apple iPhone 4, shattering the silence that its users have enjoyed over the last few months. According to sources, including some inside the Cupertino based company, using a non-bumper case, especially one that slides on to the device, can lead to major problems.

Apparently, particles from a sliding case, or other matter, can get in-between the phone and the case itself, causing some serious scratches on the rear glass of the device (you might recall that this is one of the new features of the re-designed model). Over time, the scratches can become deeper until it leads to cracking or a more serious fracture of the rear glass panel.

Once the flaw was discovered by Apple, third party cases were banned from Apple's retail chain and only this week were online sales of non-sliding cases allowed to resume. Those selling slide-on cases are totally out of luck. Apple iPhone 4 users with a cracked glass rear panel will eventually have to receive some compensation from the manufacturer as some sliding cases were approved by the manufacturer before the flaw in the glass was discovered. Some of these were sold with a "Made for iPhone" tag. As it turned out, Apple's bumper design was the best one for the phone because it did not touch any glass, only-the side of the unit.

Apple iPhone 4 Specifications | Review

source: gdgt

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iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)



1. narley21 unregistered


2. miggy platt unregistered

ur gay

5. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

It's only gay if you make eye contact

7. deeoh1084

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

now that's funny

3. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

iPhone Owner: I don't care.

4. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

6. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

Droid Owner: aw no signal? need help posting your iPhone on ebay? sorry but i don't think it'll sell well with that huge crack in the back.

10. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

You misunderstood, he's making fun of iPhone users and he's referring to a pretty comical video on youtube about it.

13. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

You misunderstood, i'm not pecking at zerglisk, i'm laughing with them.

8. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Big deal. Simply don't get a slider case.

11. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

The phone's only been out for a couple months and so far we have: "Just don't hold it in your left hand." "Just buy a bumper." "Just don't get a slider case." This phone definitely is revolutionalizing the way we use our phones... yikes.

9. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

And yet ANOTHER reason form should not come before function!! Apple sucks...

12. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

There is an earlier story with regards to Apple soon releasing two more phones of different sizing to compete with android's variety. Anyone want to guess whether or not the new iPhones will have a glass back after this study released? Also, you think Consumer Reports is laughing their ass of right now along with all android users?

14. AJ7227 unregistered

So much for "helicopter glass" that's virtually indestructible. Maybe I dont want to fly in helicopters either!

15. Raster unregistered

If you got nothing better or constructive to say, can't you all just shut up and be neutral? iPhone haters. You're same as iPhone fans. Get a life instead of posting stupid trash comments, trolls.

16. iphone haha unregistered

OK! but i phone is just a phone 4 stupid kids... and of course sheep-americans

17. random guy unregistered


19. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

YES! finally someone in this discussion with something constructive to say! thanks Raster! well you iPhone hater haters are almost as annoying as iPhone owners i'd say. Get a life instead of posting stupid trash comments, loser.

20. constructive man unregistered

iphone is the most overrated toy phone that pays american-sheep review sites. :))

21. XxVerbalxX unregistered

@iphone haha "in russia iphone glass breaks you!"

18. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

How could they not see this coming?

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