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WHY is there so much iphone4 hate?
I am really enjoying my iphone4. I had a 3G and it is a VAST improvement from what I originally had. The screen is very crisp and the pictures the phone takes are great.
I mean come on people you make it sound like the iphone4 is supposed to revolutionize the world and if you don't get one and it doesn't work exactly right the world will end. It's a phone plain and simple.
I like the features the phone has and sure I've had the antenna issue and several of my apps don't work and my car charger doesn't work anymore but hey that is what happens when you upgrade and as time goes on apple will fix the problems and the phone will be better than all of it's previous predecessors.
I think for what was promised it delivers and then some.
I guess people expect perfection. Look at all the cars that are manufactured and how many recalls they have. It is par for the course it's new technology.
If you are that unhappy with Apple and the phone why then did you wait in like for 8 hours and buy one?
I new I wanted one and I got one and I'm very very happy as I think itis the best $199 bucks I have ever spent!
- 06-28-2010, 10:37 PM #2
amen man! the only issue i have with mine is the antenna thing but im right handed so i dont ever see the issue really unless i try to see it.
anti-apple people need anything and everything they can to take shots on apple and this is their opening. hopefully apple fixes it asap!
- 06-28-2010, 10:42 PM #3
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- 06-28-2010, 11:27 PM #8
don't even sweat it
- 06-28-2010, 11:27 PM #9
I am so happy to be back to iPhone after a stint with Android (which I also like, just not as much as iPhone). My iPhone 4 arrived this morning and I have found none of the issues present in my particular device. I just can't get over the beauty of the screen and the smoothness and quickness I am experiencing with the OS. No complaints for me so far.
- 06-29-2010, 01:34 AM #10
The only thing that bugs me is the troll comments I have to sift through on tipb. I expect them on gizmodo or engadget, but this is an iPhone site. Just boggles my mind that people take time out if their day to troll iPhone articles. I've never once thought about hitting a nokia or android forum just to talk **** about people's cell phone purchase. It's like blu-ray/hd DVD all over again!
Last edited by lasvegasoutlaw; 06-29-2010 at 01:36 AM.
- 06-29-2010, 01:43 AM #11
I don't get it either. Honestly, even when I owned an android device I didn't frequent any android forums.
And, I'm not trying to push my preference on others, so I've got no reason to go and join an android forum to talk about how awesome iPhone is. That's like going to a KKK meeting and trying to show people the latest queen latifah movie...
- 06-29-2010, 01:44 AM #12
- 06-29-2010, 01:45 AM #13
- iPhone Beginner
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I'm very happy with my iphone4 it works the way I expected it to and coming from a 3G it was WAY better as I didn't have all the bells and whistles that the 3GS had.
All in all I'm very satisfied with my purchase! I know that issues will be addressed in updates just like the previous iphones.
I sent my old 3G to a friend of mine who had a dinosaur phone and he's gonna become an iphone user!!
- 06-29-2010, 09:31 AM #15
I think they're just trying to get their 10 minutes because I also think it was money WELL spent and I have enjoyed it. It's such a cool phone! Ivenever JB a phone and with everything that's available now- except tethering- there's no reason for me to even consider it. I love itnand I think it looks AMAZING!
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- 06-29-2010, 11:58 AM #17
My only issue is the reception issue. it is amazing to me that apple would miss this. If it simply a matter of bridging between the 2 stainless steel antennae in the lower left, they should have simply had more insulation between the two. Bad design.
- 06-29-2010, 12:06 PM #18
I don't think there is anything wrong with legitimate complaints about the phone. It's an expensive piece of kit that a lot of us have been waiting for now for some time. (like, since 2 seconds after we got our 3GS.)
I have the iPhone 4, and have also owned a 3GS and 2G since 2007. I love everything about the phone except for the fact that in my office and around the building I work in, reception is very poor compared to the 3GS. In my office it drops to Edge and creates havoc (interference) with my desk phone.
It's not hate, so much as disappointment. I definitely plan to give Apple the benefit of the doubt as far as software upgrades that might address the issue until that 14 day starts approaching, at which time I'll have to make a decision as to whether or not the gorgeous Retina Display is worth dealing with reception issues at work. I have yet to evaluate it's connectivity at the 20+ other locations I work at either so that concerns me a bit as well.
Despite the tremendous improvement in features and hardware quality over the last iPhone, it does in fact need to have solid 3G/Voice connectivity to fulfill it's purpose.
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- 06-29-2010, 02:22 PM #20
For whatever reason, defending your smartphone is like arguing politics or religion to
many people now. For some reason they need to justify why they have a BB/Palm/
Whatever device they have and bash the iPhone as a reason as to why they don't
own one. It works all the other ways around too. Just the age we're living in now.
- 06-29-2010, 02:54 PM #21
It's because the iPhone is old hat now and has been the market leader since it came out. Everybody is talking up Android and how it will overtake the iPhone. And the issues with reception, the glass back, etc, just adds fuel to the fire.
But funny how people tend to forget- like the nexus one rollout was a smash hit And the Evo 4G release was perfect as well
For me, it's not so much hate toward Apple, but toward AT&T. Initially with the iPhone, I got so excited about it, I was willing to try out AT&T. But the network was not good where I live, and ultimately I needed to make calls, so I went with Verizon. I don't care about features, I care about the network- I want to make calls and surf the web, esp. since I pay for the network on a monthly basis.
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- 06-29-2010, 04:04 PM #23
I've loved all of my iPhones: 3G, 3GS, and now 4. I was pretty upset when I got my 3G and the 3G reception was crazy bad. I can't remember if an OS update or AT&T beefing up its 3G network corrected the issue, but it was frustrating for a while. That said, some of us, probably including me, tend to look for the slightest flaw when we get our shiny, new phone and then magnify its importance. That being said, I think that a reception issue is worthy of consternation, but I expect that it will be addressed satisfactorily.
I really love this iPhone 4. I especially love how it looks and feels. I don't want it in a case because, to me, that would be like getting a Ferrari and encasing it in bubble wrap to keep it from getting scratched: putting it in a case keeps it looking nice, but you don't get to look at it or feel it's design. I will, however, put it in a case when walking the dog: I know that I'd get fumble fingers in situations like that, but otherwise, it's case off for me.
- 06-29-2010, 04:38 PM #24
I actually like Apple products and I have an Iphone 3GS right now, but I don't like the perceived arrogance. I get annoyed by the marketing hype that makes it seem like Apple was the first company to make a smart phone that has a touch screen. Other mobile phones have had front-facing cameras for years, but Apple makes people think they were the first. I don't know whether to be annoyed at Apple or at the ignorance of the majority of American consumers.
They can't even deal with a problem (antenna issue) without some form of arrogance ("you're holding your phone the wrong way") I've never had reception problems with Nokia or Motorola, no matter how I hold their phones. The best (and humble) thing to do would be to agree with the consumer's concerns and work on a fix (and let the consumers know you are working on a fix). Or start shipping those bumpers that probably cost about $.15 to make.
There is a difference between being proud of your product and displaying arrogance about your product. It's all in the words and attitudes that you express. If Apple (Jobbs) would starting practicing more humility and respect in their marketing strategy, I would like the company even more.