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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

Any wagers that they are going to issue a recall? if so the supply to Switzerland could be put back months.

Apple to hold iPhone 4 press conference this Friday

By Joshua Topolsky
posted Jul 14th 2010 8:12PM


Headline says it all folks. Obviously the company is going to be getting out in front of this antenna drama (finally). We've been invited and we'll be there, presumably reporting live! It all happens

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Old 15.07.2010, 14:19
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Any wagers that they are going to issue a recall? if so the supply to Switzerland could be put back months.
T-Mobile Germany has changed its waiting time for back-ordered iPhone 4s from 3-4 weeks to 9 weeks.

So unless they have already locked the pre-produced phones to the respective Swiss carriers, all the supplies are going in the (more or less likely) exchange-program for the foreseeable future. Meaning we won't be seeing any new iPhones until September here. I hope Samsung and HTC come to the rescue :-)

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Old 15.07.2010, 14:35
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Meaning we won't be seeing any new iPhones until September here
Unless all that happens tomorrow is Steve Jobs (blessed be his name) telling the assembled flock how best to hold their iPhones. This will be followed by a standing ovation, organ music and several people fainting in the aisles.
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

My guess is more smoke and mirrors about how the signal is displayed, as per the recent press release which failed to fool anyone over the age of three.

Followed by free bumpers and a release date for the white model.
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Old 15.07.2010, 14:45
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Unless all that happens tomorrow is Steve Jobs (blessed be his name) telling the assembled flock how best to hold their iPhones. This will be followed by a standing ovation, organ music and several people fainting in the aisles.
and don't forget those who suddenly start speaking in tongues!
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Old 15.07.2010, 14:53
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

As soon as my iphone is out of signal range for any period of time the sim card locks and takes several minutes and attempts to get the sim lock off.

Sometimes I even have shut the frickin' thing down.

Does anyone else have this problem?

I would take it to the shop, but I've already had to replace self-cooked one...

Give me my blackberry back!
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Old 15.07.2010, 16:06
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Any wagers that they are going to issue a recall?
Free bumpers would be the cheapest and quickest way out. We'll see.
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Old 15.07.2010, 18:52
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Free bumpers would be the cheapest and quickest way out. We'll see.
Yes, but that wouldn't really be a solution as the device itself remains defective. Apart from that: the Vatican is against using condoms.
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Old 15.07.2010, 19:34
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

My betting is that apple are going to try to slime their way out of this debacle, assuming this press conference is about the iPhone 4 at all. It's not like apple to admit failure, especially since Jobs rejoined the company.

It would, however, be quite refreshing if they did come clean, admit the problems, and issue a world wide recall - not that that much of the world has the iPhone 4 at the moment.
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Old 15.07.2010, 19:54
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

Has to be one of the most anticipated Press Releases in a long time , I'll tip they don't recall (too costly and dent their reputation), bumpers probably the answer, but might promise something like an iPhone4a later in the year
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Old 15.07.2010, 20:15
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Has to be one of the most anticipated Press Releases in a long time , I'll tip they don't recall (too costly and dent their reputation), bumpers probably the answer, but might promise something like an iPhone4a later in the year
My feeling is that if they don't recall it will be very damaging to apples reputation. Consider the damage done if apple said "hey we understand the problems you lefties are having, so here, have a free rubber band to stick round your iPhone." - nah, doesn't really cut it does it?

Recall, or nothing but a load of techno bull excuses, with the emphasis on the latter. Apple never gives anything away for free, and I reckon that includes rubber bands.
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Old 15.07.2010, 20:20
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

A rubber band would spoil the looks of the phone. How about a single glove, Michael Jackson style?
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Old 15.07.2010, 20:27
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

Latest rumour is that there is a hardware fix in the works. This would most likely mean either a full recall or free replacement for those that want one, plus delays to those countries waiting for it to be released yet.

Whatever happens, I'm starting to get the strong feeling Switzerland won't be seeing any in July as previously thought.
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Old 15.07.2010, 22:34
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

The plot thickens, Apple have just released an iPhone 4.0.1 patch which apparently improves the signal bar calculation; So whats Stevie going to talk about tomorrow?

iOS 4.0.1 hitting iPhones right this second (update: 3.2.1 for iPads, too)


Well it's not the full 4.1 we were expecting... but here's a little tidbit from Apple. One of the main features? The update "improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display." Interesting. We're updating some devices right now, and will report back with what we find.

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Old 16.07.2010, 08:59
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The plot thickens, Apple have just released an iPhone 4.0.1 patch which apparently improves the signal bar calculation; So whats Stevie going to talk about tomorrow?

iOS 4.0.1 hitting iPhones right this second (update: 3.2.1 for iPads, too)


Well it's not the full 4.1 we were expecting... but here's a little tidbit from Apple. One of the main features? The update "improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display." Interesting. We're updating some devices right now, and will report back with what we find.

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This is just what they referred to in the press release - making the bars more accurately reflect signal strength (in other correcting a mistake that they should have done three years ago), and increasing the size of the first three. It doesn't address the real issue with the antenna in the new model.
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Yes, but that wouldn't really be a solution as the device itself remains defective. Apart from that: the Vatican is against using condoms.
Perhaps they are, but the Vatican know they would be foolish to question the word of Jobs.

I suspect Jobs just wants to gather all of US's tech press in a room, turn the reality distortion field up to 11, and make sure nobody leaves without fully understanding how there never was an antenna problem to begin with.

I could see a replacement program happening as well, but I'd rather not as it could affect the launch date here. Hopefully Apple have earmarked supply for the second tier countries launch. A spokesperson from a Swedish carrier said that the launch remains unaffected by all the hoopla, not that they would know.
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Old 16.07.2010, 09:56
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

I installed 4.01 on my 3G iPhone last night . . .

- annoying installation . . . I had to restore my phone
- on restoring, photo optimization took forever and frequently lost connection (still not finished).
- signal bars now seem to show much poorer coverage (generally lower)
- OS performance on the phone seems much snappier - a definite improvement
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Old 16.07.2010, 10:09
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

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I installed 4.01 on my 3G iPhone last night . . .

- annoying installation . . . I had to restore my phone
- on restoring, photo optimization took forever and frequently lost connection (still not finished).
- signal bars now seem to show much poorer coverage (generally lower)
- OS performance on the phone seems much snappier - a definite improvement
Hmmm.. the only thing on that list that I have is signal bars showing poorer coverage, which was expected. However nothing in the update addresses the antenna problem in the new model. I hope that's what the press conference is for today, rather than more smoke and mirrors.
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Old 16.07.2010, 10:14
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

BTW . . . what are everyone else's experience with photo optimisation after syncing from iPhoto?

It used to be that the photos were higher resolution and you could zoom in. Now they're lower resolution and look fuzzy when you pinch (and also don't look as good when not zoomed).
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Old 16.07.2010, 10:17
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BTW . . . what are everyone else's experience with photo optimisation after syncing from iPhoto?

It used to be that the photos were higher resolution and you could zoom in. Now they're lower resolution and look fuzzy when you pinch (and also don't look as good when not zoomed).
Just checked mine and photos are behaving as normal after the update. It might be worth trying another sync, or even redownloading the update. Was your phone jailbroken? (Just a thought, don't know if that would actually make a difference).
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