iPhone 4 Launch Party Soured by Display And Signal Problems

A few days ago, the much awaited iPhone 4 was launched but the party wasn’t all that great. Yes, long queues were present at Apple stores. Nevertheless, there were some disappointment and tears after the unboxing of the iPhone 4.

iPhone 4 display

Firstly, the hyped Retina display which promises crystal clear pictures that put all camera phones to shame became secondary to the disgusting pale yellow spot on the screen. Not all phones were affected though but you gotta check and it definitely spoils the enjoyment of taking pics and videos with your iPhone 4.

It was also reported that the signal strength may be affected and some calls got cut off, depending on which hand you hold the iPhone 4. Due to the iPhone 4 new design, holding it in your left palm will bridge the 2 antennae, leading to a drop in signals. You can use the Apple “bumper” accessory to solve the problem though.

In terms of shock resistance, the iPhone 4 didn’t pass muster either. Anybody who has used a mobile phone will have dropped it at some point of time. In the case of iPhone 4, such careless moments could be disastrous.

shattered iPhone 4

Seeing the smashed iPhone 4, it has lost all aesthetic appeal and pose a safety hazard as you can cut yourself easily. I don’t understand why Apple want to use glass (and it doesn’t look like tempered glass to me). The iPhone 4 will have looked equally slick with a stainless steel back instead of glass. At least it is more durable and resilient.

The manufacturing defects and design issues in this groundbreaking gadget worry me. Apple is gonna make a fortune repairing phones but it will do its reputation no good.

Let’s hope Apple fix these issues for their second batch of iPhone 4.

[Insanely Great Mac, Engadget]


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