Apple iPhone 4 Woes Far From Over
Do you own an iPhone 4? Of course you are proud of it. But for many of you, the pride has been marred by a slew of malfunctions.
Soon after the launch, buyers reported a variety of problems, including ones with network reception and flawed display. On the day the iPhone 4 reached the stores itself, a few handsets had a yellow-spotted display. Gizmodo, a tech blog, reportedly received 55 customer posts with photos of the notorious screen.
But that is just a teeny issue, compared to the other issues customers are facing, one being the signal predicament. The external antenna band of the headset, which had been touted and marketed as one of the phone’s claim to fame, seemed to cause a signal loss when covered by the user’s hand. Ironically enough, Apple had asserted that the newly designed antenna would make sure the signal reception would work like magic.
Now it appears that the touchscreen is in fact, a touchscreen. Even the touch of your cheek makes it go gaga. One of the oldest, tried and tested features of the iPhone, the proximity sensor is supposed to detect your face if you lift it up to make a phone call. The sensor is designed to switch off the display temporarily while on a call to prevent any accidental action like ending the call or activating the mute button. The newest in the line of iPhones, though, seems to have got it all wrong. It either fails to turn off the display when close to the face, or forgets to withdraw the blackout after the show is over.
Apple has offered buyers a rubber bumper that assuages the display issue. But sorry, it isn’t for free. A leaked AppleCare document stoutly announced, “We ARE NOT appeasing customers with free bumpers – DON’T promise a free bumper to customers”, while Steve Jobs is right on insisting customers that they need to “just hold it right”.
Bad thing is, iPhone probably lets your hopes down after so much wait. It is no secret that Apple iPhone’s pre-ordering saga was a bit of deviation from what we call smooth. On the bright side, these incidents are pretty scattered and most users are happily showing off their latest gadget. Keep your fingers crossed so that the Lord Almighty might spare you from this fix.