How Do You Like Them Apples?

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iFung Foh

The iPhone 4 has come out and reviewers from techies such as PC World and financial papers such as The Wall Street Journal have given it two thumbs up.

But it may have one big flaw, or fraw as mother would say. The antenna being on the outside of the phone, making up the glass and metal casing, is causing reception issues when held in a certain way.  How huge they are depends on the strength ot AT&T's signal in that area.

Same sense of fashion

Same sense of fashion

There have been thousands upon thousands of angry complaints, one law suit filed, another on the way, and the Willy Wonka like CEO simply said not to hold it that way.  There were simple solutions like buying a case, or bumper, or using scotch tape to relieve the issue.  Which it does.

Has that stopped the complaints?  No.

There are two basic choices. Keep it or return the damn phone.

I'm a huge fan of Apple and Steve Jobs. Jobs never graduated from college, but by following his heart, he had cofounded one of the most influential companies the world has seen. Many counted the phone maker out when Apple was a few months away from bankruptcy.Many wireless carriers denied Apple a chance when presented with their plans for the iPhone.Now, it's a global phenom.

One of my friends waited nine hours for one.  Geezus Kryst!

Despite the reception issue (it is a phone dammit), most iPhone 4 users, around two million at this point, will not return the phone but relagate to complaining.  People put so much emphasis on the one negative and not see the massive positives and wonder why their lives suck.