Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Jul 2010 19:04 UTC
Apple So, the iPhone 4 has been out for a while, and is getting mostly pretty good reviews - there's one major sore spot, though. Apple made this hoopla about their fancy antenna thingie, but as it turns out, this thingie is kind of a design flaw, causing signal loss (and dropped calls) for some people. Despite downplaying by Steve Jobs himself, AnandTech has done a thorough investigation, and they've found out that the problem - which affects every mobile phone - is a whole lot worse on the iPhone 4 due to the new antenna. At the same time, however, the iPhone has much better reception in low signal situations. What?
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Comment by mtzmtulivu
by mtzmtulivu on Thu 1st Jul 2010 20:35 UTC
mtzmtulivu
Member since:
2006-11-14

it looks like a few people arent happy with the antenna issue and are taking the matter to court.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/07/01/apple_sued_over_iphon...

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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by vivainio on Thu 1st Jul 2010 21:01 in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Luckily, in addition to these whiners that are not happy with the phone they bought (what can you expect? can't wait for reviews and some real world mileage before buying?), there are more interesting legal actions agains Apple brewing:

http://apple.slashdot.org/story/10/07/01/160239/EU-Plans-To-Make-Ap...

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RE[2]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by JAlexoid on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 00:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Sorry. But calling people, that expected a very improved device(concerning the antenna and reception), whiners is just incorrect.
These people got on the hook and got burnt like the techie early adopters are every time. Apple charges some restocking fee for the refund, so legal proceedings are quite reasonable. And in US going to court is considered normal. In EU Apple can't charge you for a refund, especially if the device is defective.

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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by tbutler on Thu 1st Jul 2010 23:49 in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
tbutler Member since:
2005-07-06

I wonder how far suing over a product flaw that has been clearly revealed during the return period will go. I fear it will go too far.

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