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Apple KNEW!

By melias ·
The iPhone 4 has a 'slight' antenna problem. If you cup the phone in your hand, and short out the connection between the upper and lower antennas, your signal strength begins to drop.

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/money/consumer/dont_waste_your_money/hello%3F-iphone-has-reception-problems

Apparently Apple knew about this issue, because they already have a $30 rubber ring at the Apple stores. Is it a coincidence this sounds like a contraceptive device? If MS had pulled something like this, the entire anti-MS community would be screaming like banshees about how MS treats their customers.

During my child-hood and early adulthood, I can never remember a time when consumers let companies treat this them this way and let them get away with it in such a forgiving manner, and then giving them even more money to fix what should have never happened! What is wrong here folks?

Apple fans and maniacs, commence firing.

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Fire one!

by seanferd In reply to Apple KNEW!

Yes, that sounds completely idiotic. A+ for hardware design flaws.

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RE:- Is it a coincidence this sounds like a contraceptive device

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Apple KNEW!

No not at all it is a conceptive device that Apple has bought in bulk and then found a place to use it. They deliberately messed up the new iPhone design to sell this device and get more money in the doors.

But as I come from a time when Manufactures where expected to get it right from the beginning I can tell you the only solution to problems like this is to with hold you custom and buy other products. The iPhone like all the other i Products is nothing more that a Fashion Statement so how well it works is unimportant it's looks not go that count here.

Col

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It's...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to RE:- [i]Is it a coinciden ...

an iSore, I think they're used in some kind of SM.

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Well I know or should that read iKnow?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to It's...

What the Sex Shops sell Rubber Rings for but because I don't need to be edited Yet Again by the Site Moderator I'm being very careful in what I say here. :^0

Col

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of course they knew

by .Martin. In reply to Apple KNEW!

It wouldn't surprise me if they did it on purpose.

these days all everyone cares about is the dollars, not the customers.

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Two questions.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Apple KNEW!

1. Will a half-dozen rubber bands work as well?

2. Is the official product called an iCondom?

I await vulpine's spin on this. He's sure to spin this in such a way as to make this apparent design flaw seem like an attribute.

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Don't see how

by NickNielsen In reply to Two questions.

I don't see a positive way this can be spun, unless it's "if they would just hold the phone correctly..."

Of course, holding the phone correctly implies a modicum of common sense, and most people are not sensible about Apple.

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Waitaminnityou!

by Tig2 In reply to Don't see how

First- you STILL owe me scotch. I expect you to make good on that. Don't make me hunt you down.

Second- early adoption is never a good plan regardless of company. Yes, the iPhone has been out for awhile but adoption of this version would be early adoption as the architecture changed significantly.

As much as I want an iPad, I haven't bought one for this very reason.

I'ma guess and say that Apple didn't see this one coming and had to spin a fix quick. A rubber ring isn't a typical Apple solution for an issue. This is a guess on my part as I do not work for Apple, but it is just as informed as anyone elses guess.

Holding the phone correctly would be a much simpler solution but NO ONE expects that this will be adopted, hence the iCondom. (Thanks Palmie!)

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Ooh! Question.

by seanferd In reply to Waitaminnityou!

Do you happen to know what is the correct way to hold one of these? I'm only finding negative definitions ("not cupping").

Is one supposed to hold it as if one were taking tea among the upper class?

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Correct way to hold.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Ooh! Question.

From what I've read, the 'Shipping Hold' seems to be popular, especially with the pre-order crowd.

Tiggie, never buy an Microsoft operating system before the first service pack, or an Apple hardware system before the second release.

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