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  1. #41  
    Fear not the Apple faithful will tell you that if you hold it the way Steve tells you to or if you buy a bumper it is a non-issue. Every design flaw/limitation in the iPhone hardware/software is always brushed aside as either not important or better without since the iPhone is so popular. Apparently to iSheeple popularity equals better. I believe these are the same people who in high school would have dunked Steve Job's head in a toilet bowel because he would not have been popular.
  2. #42  
    Quote Originally Posted by zulfaqar621 View Post
    ... I believe these are the same people who in high school would have dunked Steve Job's head in a toilet bowel because he would not have been popular.
    it was Steve dunking Woz's head
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    #43  
    I'm really curious how the conversations are going over in various Apple forums. I'd imagine a mix of denial and frustration. Could be amusing to check out. *wanders over to the P|C iphone sister site*
  4. #44  
    I've been using the iphone 4 today and reception has been fine, and its really a non-problem, you quickly learn to hold the iphone the right way and its no inconvenience whatsoever. I still have a soft spot for Palms, having owned them for so long, and I understand the brand loyalty and all, but still when I read all the posts making this 'holding the iphone' problem out to be the end of apple or the end of the world, I just have to laugh a little. In fact, this iphone 4 is quite an excellent piece of machinery.
  5. #45  
    Quote Originally Posted by cellmatrix View Post
    I've been using the iphone 4 today and reception has been fine, and its really a non-problem, you quickly learn to hold the iphone the right way and its no inconvenience whatsoever. I still have a soft spot for Palms, having owned them for so long, and I understand the brand loyalty and all, but still when I read all the posts making this 'holding the iphone' problem out to be the end of apple or the end of the world, I just have to laugh a little. In fact, this iphone 4 is quite an excellent piece of machinery.
    (Long time Cell ...)


    I finally broke down and went to the Apple store in the mall -- waited in line for hours, pulled out my credit card and started to sign the agreement when behind the counter I noticed the "geniuses" eying me cagily, whispering to each other. They call over someone I assume was the manager -- he gravely pronounces: "I'm sorry sir -- we won't be able to complete this transaction -- we won't be permitted to sell you an iPhone 4."

    What ??? What ???!! -- I waited in the hot sun for hours, I patiently allowed myself to be treated like a pig on the way to slaughter -- and you won't allow me to purchase an iPhone 4 ??

    "Please sir" his impatience nearing a tipping point "please I need you to quietly exit the store"

    I could see the armed mall cop edging closer to the back of the store -- his hand sweatily tightening round the handle of his holstered revolver.

    "Please sir -- don't force me to call animal control ..."

    He and another "genius" grab my arms and start pulling me toward the door...

    Exasperated, desperate, I plead -- "why, what is it -- do you have policies about monkeys ??"

    "No sir -- it was how you signed the agreement -- we're not allowed to sell iPhone 4s to lefties ..."
    Last edited by BARYE; 06/28/2010 at 02:33 PM.
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  6. #46  
    I'm sorry Cellmatrix but that's just BS about holding the phone the "right way". You hold the phone up to your ear, it should work, plain and simple.

    "Learn to hold the phone the right way." What kind of crap is that?! If you have to think about how to hold your phone, they got it wrong.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
  7. #47  
    Quote Originally Posted by cellmatrix View Post
    I've been using the iphone 4 today and reception has been fine, and its really a non-problem, you quickly learn to hold the iphone the right way and its no inconvenience whatsoever. I still have a soft spot for Palms, having owned them for so long, and I understand the brand loyalty and all, but still when I read all the posts making this 'holding the iphone' problem out to be the end of apple or the end of the world, I just have to laugh a little. In fact, this iphone 4 is quite an excellent piece of machinery.
    @Cellmatrix I think you just proved my point in post #42 above. Whatever is wrong with an iPhone is always a non-issue. I wonder if you would have been so generous with Palm if you had a flawed Pre/Pixi? Would you have said to a early Pre owner who had a little wiggle in his/her battery that caused the phone to reboot, its a non-issue since all you have to do is stick a little bit of folded paper behind it and the problem is solved?

    To @urkel and @mika this is why those of us who love our Palm phones get the way we do. Every flaw in Palm products is amplified and called unexceptable but when the shoe is on the other foot, there are excuses made to justify it. When in the early days of the hardware problems I would come to these forums and tell people that in every batch of phones, especially newly designed phones, their will be some bad quality devices I was slammed by some for being a ****** and a person "conditioned" to accept poor quality phones. So forgive me if I sense a bit of hypocrisy in the air.

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    Would a moderator please combine this forum with this one: http://forums.precentral.net/other-h...-problems.html. The same discussion is going on in both.
  8. #48  
    Maybe They Should Make An App To Allow The Phone To Actually Make Phone Calls


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  9. #49  
    I personally don't think any manufacturer should get off the hook with the "learn the way around it" excuse. That's BS from Apple, Palm and anyone else who tries that.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
  10. #50  
    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    I personally don't think any manufacturer should get off the hook with the "learn the way around it" excuse. That's BS from Apple, Palm and anyone else who tries that.
    It reminds me of the old joke:

    Q) How many Microsoft employees are needed to change a lightbulb?
    A) None. Microsoft would just declare darkness to be the new standard...

    Now it's more like:
    Q) Do more iPhone users hold it in their right hand or left?
    A) Irrelavent. Left hand usage in not allowed. Neither is Flash. Resistence is futile.

    (imagine Dwight Shroot saying that answer...)
  11. #51  
    Since the problem is something like "shorting" the antenaes... Could we adopt a new slogan:

    iPhone, there isn't a gap for that.

    or

    iPhone, there's a synapse for that...
  12. #52  
    Quote Originally Posted by Workerb33 View Post
    Now it's more like:
    Q) Do more iPhone users hold it in their right hand or left?
    A) Irrelavent. Left hand usage in not allowed. Neither is Flash. Resistence is futile.

    (imagine Dwight Shroot saying that answer...)
    Reading it in a Dwight Shroot voice made it so much better lol
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  13. #53  
    Quote Originally Posted by zulfaqar621 View Post
    @Cellmatrix I think you just proved my point in post #42 above. Whatever is wrong with an iPhone is always a non-issue. I wonder if you would have been so generous with Palm if you had a flawed Pre/Pixi? Would you have said to a early Pre owner who had a little wiggle in his/her battery that caused the phone to reboot, its a non-issue since all you have to do is stick a little bit of folded paper behind it and the problem is solved?

    To @urkel and @mika this is why those of us who love our Palm phones get the way we do. Every flaw in Palm products is amplified and called unexceptable but when the shoe is on the other foot, there are excuses made to justify it. When in the early days of the hardware problems I would come to these forums and tell people that in every batch of phones, especially newly designed phones, their will be some bad quality devices I was slammed by some for being a ****** and a person "conditioned" to accept poor quality phones. So forgive me if I sense a bit of hypocrisy in the air.

    EDIT:

    Would a moderator please combine this forum with this one: http://forums.precentral.net/other-h...-problems.html. The same discussion is going on in both.
    I am not sure why liking apple and palm has to be a mutually exclusive thing, but I've been a palm lover for a decade at least. I remember getting one of the handspring visors when they first came out (do you remember those things?) and since then I have gone thru several palm phone iterations and enjoyed them a lot. I remember I would spend hours tweaking with my Treo, installing custom operating systems, so that I could free up a few bytes of space, and doing many other things to improve my palm phone experience. It was fun but as far as the time spent doing it, it makes a few minutes having to adapt to holding the phone a little different seem trivial by comparison. Anyway, thats my perspective.
  14. #54  
    Quote Originally Posted by BARYE View Post
    (Long time Cell ...)
    Barye, its great you're still here. And still flinging out those insightful and funny posts too! Keep it up my simian friend, you have a gift for writing.
    Quote Originally Posted by BARYE View Post
    I finally broke down and went to the Apple store in the mall -- waited in line for hours, pulled out my credit card and started to sign the agreement when behind the counter I noticed the "geniuses" eying me cagily, whispering to each other. They call over someone I assume was the manager -- he gravely pronounces: "I'm sorry sir -- we won't be able to complete this transaction -- we won't be permitted to sell you an iPhone 4.

    What ??? What ???!! -- I waited in the hot sun for hours, I patiently allowed myself to be treated like a pig on the way to slaughter -- and you won't allow me to purchase an iPhone 4 ??

    "Please sir" his impatience nearing a tipping point "please I need you to quietly exit the store"

    I could see the armed mall cop edging closer to the back of the store -- his hand sweatily tightening round the handle of his holstered revolver.

    "Please sir -- don't force me to call animal control ..."

    He and another "genius" grab my arms and start pulling me toward the door...

    Exasperated, desperate, I plead -- "why, what is it -- do you have policies about monkeys ??"

    "No sir -- it was how you signed the agreement -- we're not allowed to sell iPhone 4s to lefties ..."
    I hate to ask, but was the cop using his revolver with his left or right hand?
    Last edited by cellmatrix; 06/25/2010 at 09:50 PM.
  15. #55  
    I hear you have to Jailbreak the iPhone 4 so that you can use it with any hand you want.
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  16. #56  
    AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!

    Sorry, just gotta LOVE this story..

    And it was just on the Today Show as a news item... and the fix for it??

    Apple says they will SELL you a case for about 20 bucks, and THAT will fix??? the issues?

    AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAA sorry, I cant help but laugh..
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  17. #57  
    you guys are really funny. you should create some jingles here:
    http://m.forums.precentral.net/cross...ours-here.html
  18. #58  
    As I was exiting the parking lot after being escorted from the mall by security, I saw someone walking unsteadily -- carrying an iPhone 4

    I asked him how it was going -- if he was liking his iPhone 4.

    “Love it !” he said enthusiastically.

    He told me he'd picked it up the day before -- but quietly confided that he too had suffered from those disconnection troubles I might have heard about -- something about the antennae design...

    Today he’d come back to the store to get those Apple designed rubber bumpers so that he could actually use this phone that he loved -- as a phone.

    I asked if he felt a little overcharged spending $30 for 30 of rubber.

    No no no, he assured me -- its much much more involved than just the rubbers.

    Because they hug so tightly to the iPhone the rubber bumper requires a custom installation process -- one done exclusively by specially trained Apple geniuses -- geniuses chosen specifically for their beefiness, strength, and supple hands.

    iPhone 4 customers, he told me, are escorted to a secret room with extra thick walls behind the genius bar where these specially trained Apple technicians perform the installation. Like super sophisticated doctors he described how they first carefully put on finely crafted Apple designed vinyl gloves. Users were then told to bend over a special installation bench and repeat over and over for the length of the installation: "I love you Steve Jobs, I love you Steve Jobs, I love you Steve Jobs ... " as loudly as they could.

    The technicians then coat both their gloves and the rubber bumper with imported, Apple approved lubricant.

    My new friend looked at me starry eyed and said that the experience was exhausting, confusing, and strangely life changing -- all a part of being initiated into the Apple community.

    As I watched him limp off, I wondered if I would ever get to know or experience what only Apple devotees knew ...
    Last edited by BARYE; 06/27/2010 at 02:01 PM.
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  19. #59  
    Funny. I got a iPhone 4 to do some app testing with the new gyrometer. Sold it the next day (24th) on ebay for $900 lol. Didn't even try to make a phone call on it.
  20. #60  
    Quote Originally Posted by dianehelen View Post
    AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!

    Sorry, just gotta LOVE this story..

    And it was just on the Today Show as a news item... and the fix for it??

    Apple says they will SELL you a case for about 20 bucks, and THAT will fix??? the issues?

    AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAA sorry, I cant help but laugh..
    Is that another official response like the other one? If that's truly the situation, they need to give those out for free.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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