View Poll Results: Does this really need discussed anymore?

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  • Let's move on....

    23 79.31%
  • We need to keep beating the dead horse....

    4 13.79%
  • I could care less....

    2 6.90%
  1. iPhoneDon797's Avatar
    If Apple's figures are correct and I'm sure they are, why are we still talking about a problem that has only "seriously" affected 0.55% of users. Percentage-wise, that number is so negligible. It's been demonstrated that the death-grip when in mid to low signal areas will affect other phones and carriers. I tried gripping my 3GS like that an get signal degradation but very rarely drop calls. Media and blog sites have blown this stupidly out of proportion!

    Who's with me in thinking that we need to move on to other popular topics instead of mulling over this issue or "non-issue?"
    07-18-2010 12:22 AM
  2. OTACORB's Avatar
    I think Apple has said what they are going to do. What is the point on just continuing down this path?

    I say it is time to move on. We now know the deal, if you can't handle having a case or bumper or learn to hold the phone differently, then bring it back. However, I just don't see tons of people doing that, though it maybe more than Apple reported. None the less.... MOVE ON!
    07-18-2010 12:26 AM
  3. Jellotime91's Avatar
    0.55% of 3 million is 16,500 users who are suffering from this. The voice of the dissatisfied will always be larger than that of the satisfied, and Apple's 0.55% affected users is larger then the entire sales of other devices...
    07-18-2010 12:41 AM
  4. OTACORB's Avatar
    and Apple's 0.55% affected users is larger then the entire sales of other devices...
    Wow, you are correct, I had never considered that! Smart thinking there Jellotime
    07-18-2010 12:43 AM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Thanks. But oh I kinda screwed up, 0.55% is only the users who called in. The vocal users who were affected by this issue. That means 16k who are actually complaining about this, and are extremely likely to take their complaints to the Internet. Nevermind those other users affected who would rather bypass apple altogether and simply whine on the internet right away.
    07-18-2010 12:51 AM
  6. iPhoneDon797's Avatar
    I know 0.55% of 3 million is still a lot of people dissatified. I was just ranting. You can't go anywhere online anymore and not see a headline about iPhone 4 antenna issues. I laughed at speculation of a recall a few days ago. It'd be logistically impossible. They'd still be working on recalled iPhone 4s when iPhone 5 is due out. Free bumpers/cases and full refunds are really all Apple could do. I must admit I did kinda feel bad about Steve Jobs at the press conference. (Yeah, I know. Poor millionaire, Steve.) He was visibly pi$$ed off and stressed out.
    07-18-2010 01:10 AM
  7. chobbs1's Avatar
    and still with the damned jeans and turtle neck. lets move on to something better
    07-18-2010 02:31 AM
  8. OKCChuck's Avatar
    It happens. However, how many people are getting dropped calls and didn't bother calling in for various reasons. Such as, they thought an update was coming to fix it. They might have assumed enough people were complaining. Various reasons. Who knows. That's why we're still talking about it
    07-18-2010 06:34 AM
  9. cardfan's Avatar
    Good thing they got a few days left to return the phone.

    I had been against simply saying "return it." But the more i think about it, anyone who can't get past such a simple issue (that only really applies in weak areas) probably needs to. Especially if they can't see what they got in an iphone 4.
    07-18-2010 07:06 AM
  10. slalomskie's Avatar
    It happens. However, how many people are getting dropped calls and didn't bother calling in for various reasons. Such as, they thought an update was coming to fix it. They might have assumed enough people were complaining. Various reasons. Who knows. That's why we're still talking about it

    I am one of these people who didn't know about apple care or the apple complaint department. I thought "Hold Different" was the final answer, and I would either wait for fix or take it back for a replacement in 30 days. I have a hard time re creating the antenna problem but I do have the proximity issue.
    07-18-2010 07:19 AM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    If Apple's figures are correct and I'm sure they are, why are we still talking about a problem that has only "seriously" affected 0.55% of users.
    Those numbers have nothing to do with anything except Apple trying to minimize the issue. What else could they do?

    HTC tried to counter that it got even less, .16% of similar complaints about the Eris. But who calls HTC anyways? At least if you call AT&T, they redirect you to apple support. Which is to say, many would call the carrier.

    Just meaningless numbers though..

    The real impact would be returns as of 7/24. Or other things that can't be measured such as people who were going to upgrade or switch to the what seemed to be the perfect smartphone but didn't because of the blown up issue. I'd say mission accomplished for the competitors.
    07-18-2010 07:34 AM
  12. Duvi's Avatar
    This thread does kind of add to those speaking
    about it as well. Just sayin'

    It never effected me, so I never really cared
    what Apple did/does or will do.

    And I do agree, people need to move on. It's
    over and done with.
    07-18-2010 10:29 AM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I never really cared because I was never affected by the "problem."
    07-18-2010 01:29 PM
  14. scottdoc718's Avatar
    Just meaningless numbers though..
    I agree. When I first saw Steve refer to these numbers, I thought what a joke. The problem affects me, but I never called in because I knew it would do nothing. If you get an lot of info from places like this forum, calling in to complain is pointless in a lot of cases. The percent returned number is interesting, but most people were probably hesitant, waiting for a software update or a free case or similar...
    07-18-2010 02:07 PM
  15. driftshot's Avatar
    As long as the media is still talking about it others will keep doing so.
    07-18-2010 03:29 PM
  16. slalomskie's Avatar
    I have yet to kill my signal. Im one of the 99% who do not have the problem.
    07-26-2010 02:49 PM
  17. LCW's Avatar
    it's "I COULDN'T care less".... why do people never get this right...

    to anyone that says "I could care less"... my reply is, then why don't you....
    07-26-2010 03:11 PM
  18. slalomskie's Avatar
    it's "I COULDN'T care less".... why do people never get this right...

    to anyone that says "I could care less"... my reply is, then why don't you....
    Maybe they are just too lazy to care less. That is why the could care less but just don't want to.
    07-26-2010 03:16 PM
  19. Cleveland's Avatar
    It's kinda like, put the stick down !!! ... the horse has been dead for quite a while now lol
    07-26-2010 08:24 PM
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