Kotaku: Free cases for all iPhone 4 users! How does Apple's fix compare to some of gaming's more recent hardware problem solutions? Let's take a look.
Whoever thinks this is so 'kind' and 'good' of Apple is so delusional. They provide a free case up until September then what? Your screwed. They design a sexy looking phone and then just cover it up, Im glad they did this - still leaves them open to antitrust regulations.
Apple...you are supposed to be the epitome of function AND design for consumer electronics and you failed HARD.
And 70% of people complaining about the iphone 4... don't own one.
Everyone I know with an Iphone 4 loves it, including me. They're also not bitching. ^_^ There are many other smart phones that lose reception when you hold them a certain way.
not because it isnt good, but because of AT&T. If i did own a iphone i would probably get a case for it anyways because apple products are so prone to scratches. However the sheer fact that the iphone drops calls by holding it a certain way clearly proves that the device wasnt tested properly. The previous iteration doesnt have this problem. When you release new tech you should at least extensively test it because if there is a flaw people will definitely find it. I agree asthetics does not trump fuction but i expected better from apple.
Exactly what phone is immune to scratching?
glossy black finish. They are usually matte black or some sort of type of material not so easily scratchable. I find it quite humorous however that out of my whole arguement the only thing you could come up with as a rebuke was that. Most phones will not smudge as easily as a iphone too. Hence another reason why i would buy a case with it. Spin it how you like. The new iphone 4 has a design flaw.
How long did it take Microsoft to acknowledge the 360's RROD? Like at least a year? Apple did this in 22 days. I'd say they deserve a gold star. They admit (not right up-front, but they do) that they made a mistake. I have an iPhone 4 and I never dropped a call but I do experience the "dropped bars" phenomenon if I purposely shoot for it. Still, I'm happy to get my free case.
Are you serious? Their original thing was essentially buy a case or get over it......I can guarantee that this move was ONLY brought on by media and consumer pressure. So the first time Apple makes a case in the history of the iphone....it so happens to be when there's an antenna issue that is fixed by having their bumper case on it. And they are gonna charge 39 dollars for it.....come on Apple. Look, I have loved Apple products for a long time but the wya they handled this (plus AT&T network issues) influenced me to head to Verizon and pick up the Droid X (amazing device btw). To each their own but Apple pissed me off a bit with this whole antennagate
You can't RROD a 360 in five minutes but with an iphone 4 you can demonstrate the flaw of Apple's design very quickly. The problem is why bother designing such a sexy shell around the phone when the inherent flaw forces the end user to wrap it up in plastic anyway?
you obviously don't do technical support for iphones. iphones should all be burned along with blackberrys and 360s. When did our society come to a point of acceptance of defective products being sold and continue to do so.
http://www.pcmag.com/articl... Thats a neat solution, plus you get a free case out of it, i guess.
a neat solution would be to fix the design...I paid a premium for the iPod's looks and now it needs a condom? PBR doesn't use condoms.
Meh, I like mine better....Got a Droid X Oh, and for the record...I've had an iPhone for 3 years up until a few days ago Edit: Folezicle....the problem is that Android phones are developing so quickly that if they wait, they'll get outclassed in a hurry. They almost have to keep the yearly update going or they could very well start losing serious market share
I needs my software... quick! Updates I needs them... QUICK!!
jdktech2010 hows that working for you. ive been using a 3g for a year now , last week i bought a evo 4g and didnt like it at all. the android OS gaming scene is completely dead, i was getting games for free and i couldnt even find 10 that id want to play. the touchscreen was alot worse also that the iphone, id make so many mistakes when texting. oh an the evos battery life was attrocious. with that said , i sold the evo and went back to my iphone 3g. im just going to keep this phone until the iphone 4 is unlockable then ill get a used one and hook it up with tmobile. :D oh yea and OS 4 blows, i just recently upgraded my phone back to 3.1.2 hehe and OMG its so fast now. :D
I was giong to go get the Iphone, but I'm now looking at the Windows Phone 7, as I enjoy developing programs, and a lot of this stuff can be done on the WP7.. I think Apple need to pace themselves, releasing a new model each year is too quick.
I love the PS3's "dreaded" problem. Internal clock problem that solved itself in 24 hours, heh. Quickest solution fix? :P
I could only get the signal to drop when I was actually TRYING to do so. My advice: don't sufficate your phone like a complete twat.
AT&T service is bad compared to Verizon, which I had up till I got the iphone4. My major complaint is sitting in the same spot ill have full service then 5 seconds later i have 1 bar. Then after a while it goes back to full. This is without touching it.
Funny i never had such an issue with any of the phones i have owned since 1995... Not to mention that apple knew of this issue before as was seen by the signal fiasco when they revealed the iPhone 4 and instead of fixing it before release they chose to do this, even going as far as denying it at first and asking users to BUY a case. How can people even defend them for this?
http://www.youtube.com/watc... enough said.
My question is why wasn't this a problem for the 3GS. I got way more dropped cals then. By the way I have my old 3GS and an iphone4. No problems but I always buy cases. Oh yeah I got version also and they are way better than AT&T. Yet I'm not sold on the droid phones yet. I'm not an apple fan but seriously if you don't have an iphone4 you can't see for your self this really is a nonissue. It's like the ps3 with ylod stuff breaks right well cell phone still have shody issues. There are way more things that are not reported same goes for any phone.
$29 US Dollar buying consumers dignity!!! $29 US Dollar buying to yourself a dignity!!! Now..free bumper cases means that you are defi netly NO DIGNITY on yours3lf at a ll as consumer.. Im buying a thing w¡th valuable brand and trusted..whatever how much the price it is.. *Im paying much of money to buy a thing that lame and cover with a "bumper case" full of my phone and along me when Im going out..I dont want my handphone looks ugly with these plastics.. Again..this such a big scandal news in mobile industries..everyone read this news..when you holding a phone with that"bumper case" free by appl e..people will know what the thing you are hold on your hand is a PROBLEMS thing..FUNNIEST..HAHAHA!!!!!!! !!!!! Mommy..I dont want to be a laughingst0ck..lol
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