Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 17:59 UTC
Apple In a move that should surprise nobody, Apple has sort-of admitted to iPhone antenna problems in their press conference this morning, claiming it affects a small number of users, but they claim to be working hard to fix the problems that they have confirmed. They've offered free bumpers (that have until now been a $30 accessory) to all iPhone buyers, and are offering to waive any restocking fees for anyone who wants to return their iPhone 4. Whether or not there's going to be a hardware fix for future iPhones, Steve Jobs says he doesn't know yet whether that will happen.
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Phone Network Helps?
by REM2000 on Fri 16th Jul 2010 18:49 UTC
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Im in the UK, i purchased my iPhone 4 on the O2 network at launch.

I haven't had a single problem with it, if i had i would have returned it. I have infact had a better signal. When im on the train i keep 3G longer, i get better downloads. As for voice calling, again a much better experience than my iPhone 3G and my work nokia. The calls are a lot, lot clearer with no popping, hissing or any other background sound. This is in part due to the extra second microphone. However it's incredibly clear and people sound like they are in the same room.

Now this may sound like a fanboy rant, however it's not. I always like to think of myself as platform neutral and will call a problem if there is one. However ive yet to experience anything being reported on the net.

I think this due to two reasons.

The first is the network, from what ive heard the AT&T network in america is really poor, with not very good coverage in major cities and poor network speeds.
The second is that yes i accept there is a problem for some people who have an iPhone 4, however these don't represent the majority, the majority that are happy with their phone usually don't feel the need to write a comment about it, which is why i have written the above.

Really it comes down to choice, apple has also said they are offering a 30 day return policy, if the phone doesn't work then simply return it and get an android or 3GS, both are very capable phones.

P.S. Thanks for the free case steve!

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