Opinions Please! is the 4 worth it?
i am the type of person who analyzes everything.. so, on October 1st I have the opportunity to get an iphone 4. My question is, is it worth it? I have been reading on the web of many people having issues with it, like camera stops working, reception, etc.
If I get a later model (in october) from the 2010 ones, has apple fixed the 'proximity sensor' issue?
or is it better just to get the 3gs?
thank you in advance...
- 08-25-2011, 09:29 AM #2
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- 08-25-2011, 11:34 AM #6
The only time I had a proximity sensor issue was because of the screen protector. I cut out a notch in it and then had no issues (ie cheek dialing). Without the screen protector I had no such proximity sensor issues. I have had Blackberries & Android based phones and the iPhone by far is the only device that I have had zero issues. It just works.
- 08-25-2011, 11:39 AM #7
No proximity sensor or any other issues here. If I remember correctly the proximity sensor issue was software related and long since fixed.
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- 08-25-2011, 11:44 AM #8
There have been reported issues that Apple has addressed (antenna, proximity sensor) with software and design changes... but to be honest, I have not experienced any of them on an ongoing basis. I have always upgraded my OS, so that no doubt helped... but the iPhone 4 is a solid piece of technology that will serve you well into the future.
Personally, I don't see the iPhone 3GS being available after the release of the iPhone(next), so I would avoid it as the dead-end product that it is becoming.
But that's just my opinion...
Last edited by Fausty82; 08-25-2011 at 12:30 PM.
Thanks everyone. Hank, you mentioned if I get the 4 I would get ios5? I'm new to all this, doesn't the iphone 4 come with ios4?
Thats the plan, to hopefully see a price drop in the 4 when the 5 comes out..
- 08-25-2011, 12:24 PM #10
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- 08-26-2011, 12:05 PM #19
I expect iOS 5 and the iPhone(next) to have better battery life - I am already seeing a big improvement over 4.3.3, which was fantastic, IMHO.
- 08-26-2011, 12:47 PM #20
I love my iPhone 4 and would recommend it to anyone without question. However, two things to consider here are; one, the next iPhone is less than a month and a half from being released, and two, the iPhone 4 is going to be at least $100 cheaper than it is right now once the next iPhone comes out. That said, I would wait it out before jumping on anything.
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- 08-26-2011, 01:00 PM #21
- 08-26-2011, 04:19 PM #22
My proximity sensor issues went away with a software update that apple did. Once they updated the software, I never had an issue with my proximity sensor again. I did have an issue with my home button (it would not consistently recognize multiple clicks), and Apple replaced it (although I did have the extended warranty).
If I were you, I would wait until the iPhone 5 comes out. Also, make sure you get Apple's extended warranty. Any smartphone is going to have issues, and Apple has upheld their warranty very well in my experience. Totally worth it for me because I'm a heavy user and when something goes wrong with my phone, I just want a new one right away (can't wait to have it fixed!)
- 08-29-2011, 07:23 AM #23
I think the 4 is more than enough. I work for AT&T and we have been having people come in asking when the 5 is coming out....I just tell them to buy the 4 and don't wait if they want it right now. I usually sell them 9 out of 10 times.
- 08-29-2011, 04:27 PM #24iPhone Newbie
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Rather Be Safe than Sorry....
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- 08-31-2011, 06:42 AM #25