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Apple to deliver software fix for reception problem as soon as Monday?

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Jun 2010, 07:21

There are reports that Apple will deliver a fix for the reception problem seen on the iPhone 4, possibly as soon as Monday...

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posted on 26 Jun 2010, 12:05

18. iheartblueberry (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)

Why don't you all just do something more productive with your lives? Go to school. Get an education. Get a job with Apple or Google and fix these problems yourselves. But please for the love of god STFU!

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 12:26

21. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)

Haha I was writing a very similar post until I saw this. +1

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 14:26

25. iheartblueberry (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)

thank you! ;-)

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 12:46

22. hornetmx (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)

So, here it the latest bit of news i got to offer: Last night at work, I asked a girl/coworker how she liked her new iphone4 and whether she had experienced any issues with the deathgrip. She replied "the phone is good, no problems so far. I couldnt wait to get get it. It HAS flash". I was a little perplexed and asked for more details since i did telll her that apple had chosen no to support Flash. She said "Nooo, the camera has flash" (then i suddenly saw her face turn into a borg, "resistance is futile"). That was the end of our conversation, enough had been said. At least she is happy.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 12:53

23. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Too bad. You're dissing a girl just because she was excited that the iPhone 4 had flash in addition to it's camera. I'ts okay to be a bit excited about new products, you know.. especially if she's a girl.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 12:54

24. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

fanboy is the dumbest word ever please stop saying it and also any name calling just proves how little you know about somthing or how dumb you are. This is directed at know one in particular but just saying stop saying fanboy.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 19:05

41. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

Haha fanboy is a stupid word. It generalizes everyone when they aren't all fanboys. There are fangirls...and fan-animals. Fanimals. :]

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 15:36

28. deejh (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)

Haha, well call me a fanboy if you will cause I am and it aint for Crapple and the iturd, it;s for Android/Google and the htc Evo Biatch!!

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 16:42

29. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Okay, so the question is will Apple retract that whole "You're holding it wrong" statement, and tell us what their resolution is for this problem or what? Right now, this "fix" is just PA hearsay. And no matter if this proves to be a major or a minor defect, they should have addressed it AS a defect and not a user error. An apology would the right thing to do. Let's be real about this, if you were to purchase a high end sports car only to find that the engine stalls at 70 mph, you don't want to be told you're driving to fast. You want them to say, we are working hard to get this fixed. That's what a top rate company does. Aside from that the iPhone 4 seems to be another great phone. It would be nice if they could do something about the glass though. Wether you drop your phone a lot or not, it would be nice to know that it could take the hit. And a glass phone just doesn't inspire confidence. The wi-fi only face time could be an issue as well, but I think that might have been an Att limitation on the device.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 17:03

30. ilia1986 (unregistered)

An apology? Are you aware of how many game publishers release high-budget games with bugs and imbalances in them - only to release a decent patch several months afterwards? And they don't apologize. Not at all. An apology. Give me a break. Would you also like them to get on their knees and ask for forgiveness for the one week (!!) you were required to use either a bumper case or be careful on how you're holding it? Besides- it doesn't matter what a company says. It matters what they do. And I am yet to see any company address any kind of technical issue within a week until now. And by saying that they will fix it in monday - a week after they began selling it - they kinda shout in your face "We are working hard to get it fixed". I'm no programmer, but fixing bugs in an operating system is no easy thing. Look at microsoft for comparison, if you want.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 17:48

35. Junior (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

Video game developers don't sit there and say, "Well, there's a bug in our game. Just try your best to not matchmake with people who will use the infinite care package glitch. Not our fault". Apple partially blamed their loyal consumers and told them they weren't properly holding the phone. I agree with Whateverman. If I buy your $300 phone, I expect to be able to hold it however I want. Not only that, I expect to not be blamed for your mistake as the manufacturer. Apple and it's consumers are just so pompous.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 18:11

36. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Oh, what a shocker! ilia1986, I saw you coming a mile away. of course, every company has to fix glitches, but when i had a problem with my Droid, Motorola/Google responded with a software update, not lip! So there wasn't a need for an apology, because they didn't tell me I and many others with that problem were holding it wrong. But what exactly do you feel is wrong with an apology for blaming people who bought their products, for a defect that they manufactured into the phone? Why do you want so badly for Apple to not have to take ownership for their mistake? Explain Mr. JOBS!

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 18:13

37. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Oh and Junior, he will not be able to understand what your saying while looking through his Apple colored glasses. But that is exactly what I was saying. +1 my friend.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 00:50

43. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Geez are you that sensitive to Apple saying something that could be wrong on their part? Were you hurt? Poor child. I hope you didn't lose sleep over it. If Apple were to mistakenly say that 2 + 2 = 6, would you also demand an apology for them? Apple didn't blame anyone in the case. That is what they said - direct quote "If you ever experience this on your Phone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases" And that is just suggesting what you should do to avoid these problems. Nowhere did they say "This problem is because of you!! You are to blame!! You don't know how to handle a phone!" By releasing a software update very soon they take full responsibility for that. That preserves more their dignity I think than saying "We were wrong and failed everyone. Shot us now". I'm sure that thats what all the people who hate them - to whom I hereby reply - would love. And Junior - Thats exactly what they do.I can point out to so many examples it's damn sad. They might not blame their customers for that - but as I said - neither did Apple.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 01:09

44. Junior (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


posted on 27 Jun 2010, 01:14

45. ilia1986 (unregistered)

And did it not occur to you - and to the creator of this (nevertheless amusing) site that all those units which were shown in the various commercials - and WWDC - were not the final ones in terms of software, and\or have not been affected by the bug? Look at the buttom-most picture.The iPhone 4 has full reception.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 01:50

46. Junior (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

I'm actually fairly certain that the iPhones in the pictures weren't even working. The pictures were for promotional material and the when you do promos for anything with a screen, it usually has a green panel on it in order to edit the images in later. However, I would be willing to say that the devices shown at WWDC were, in fact, final products. I mean, WWDC was only 2 weeks ago. And lets say that your theory is true and the devices shown were not final product and mere prototypes. At least those prototypes had reception when in "the death grip".

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 01:54

47. ilia1986 (unregistered)

True. A software bug could be discovered 3 minutes before the launch. And it could be discovered 3 hours after. As in this case. Obviously Apple would not have released the iPhone 4 for sale if they knew about it beforehand.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 02:55

48. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Okay, who needs to calm down now? I never demanded anything, I said it would be the right thing to do. It was a suggestion as well! Now I know it a tough gig defending poor defenseless Apple from all of us, but you don't have to do it. Besides, you suck at it. Apple never said they were issuing any fix. That funny looking mark at the end of this article is called a question mark. The way the author uses this particular question mark implies that the article is pure speculation. There is no proof of any fix at all. So in what way are they showing they are taking "full responsibility". If you Googled "iPhone 4" right now, you see alot of praise for making a great device, which is well deserved. But you also see some of the bad press, and that bad press can make Apple lose customers. You with me so far? But if Apple put out an apology or a retraction, it shows they actually are willing to take full responsibility. Buying them all the time they need to convince a few who are still on the fence to give it a few days/weeks/ or whatever until this glitch is fixed. Not to mention, every phone that is returned or exchanged is lost revenue for both Apple and Att. That phone can not be sold to another cust once it has been tagged as defective. Trust me, an apology and a time line is a good idea.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 03:41

49. ilia1986 (unregistered)

I am in fact perfectly calm. And here's a direct quote from the article: "The upgrade to iOS 4 is expected to solve this problem and iOS 4.01 will allow for radio frequency calibration of the baseband" No question mark here. And as I said - I believe this will solve the problem. Otherwise Apple wouldn't make this fix at all. And I also believe that they will release a fix this monday. Call me a psychic. And I'm no Steve Jobs, but neither you are, so I believe that someone as Steve who is a brilliant CEO, knows how to handle these situations and what statements to make, if at all.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 12:56

52. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Pay attention. The quote that you so proudly posted did not come from Apple at all, it came from this article. Which again the author says is speculation, so this fix that you are banking on may not even exist. That's all I'm saying. Would be nice if it does, but as it stands people are hearing all the bad press. If Apple wants to erase that from peoples minds, put the good news out there. And yes, I would have to agree at this point, you couldn't possibly be Steve Jobs. He can understand the basics of PR.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 13:06

53. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Grow up.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 13:07

54. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Grow up.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 17:35

34. Junior (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

Even if the problem gets fixed, calls are still gonna drop. It's on AT&T for goodness sake.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 22:58

42. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


posted on 27 Jun 2010, 12:21

51. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)

Anyone who argues over the web about a phone is gay ................because when it comes down to it your going to like what you want

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 13:41

55. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Grow up.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 17:27

56. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)

I geuss you didnt read what I just said I said fighting about a phone is stupid people like what they like for there personal reasons Im on the andriod side because I like andriod but the iphone is a great phone no one was doing what the iphone was doing until the orignal cam out now everything that moves is looking to be that iphone killer

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 18:33

57. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

No problem with your logic, that's solid. Arguing over a phone is DUMB, which you can see I am guilty of as well. But I think you just could have used a different word to describe the silliness of what we are doing here.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 20:02

58. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)

I understand what your saying just all fun

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