StoutFiles - 10:58 pm on Jul 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
It's not vitriol, it's purely an observation on how people are buying what was immediately reported a defective product and now even Consumer Reports won't recommend.
They sold around 1.5 million before a review was even out. People bought the phone assuming there wouldn't be any problems at all considering this was Apple's 4th go around.
The previous iPhone's, other than being tethered to AT&T's network, had no real issues.
I know knocking AT&T is fun sport for everyone, but Verizon would have had the same problems with that much heavy traffic all at once from a data hogging phone. Sprint and TMobile would have crumbled almost instantly.
This product just feels rushed to the market, poorly tested, incomplete testing methodologies (always in a case?), etc. etc.
It has a spot on the phone that shouldn't be covered when making a call. Otherwise, they've improved on everything from the previous generation and has gotten glowing reviews.
Trust me, had it not been for the iPhone 3G being AT&T only I'd own one.
Do you live in a huge city such as NY or San Fran? If not, AT&T is just as reliable as any other carrier for a smartphone.
However, I certainly wouldn't rush to get the iPhone 4 after hearing of all these complaints on the first day it's released which is why I commented as I did.
You weren't going to get the phone no matter what due to your AT&T hatred. Don't tell me you've never bought something before reading a review on it though. And even then, the phone can be returned for your money back like most products. That's why return policies were invented.
Who in their right mind runs out to buy something known to have multiple somewhat serious defects until the problems have been resolved?
People have to ask themselves "Can I have a great phone and avoid covering a small spot in the left corner? If not, can I get a case for it?" Maybe some people don't want to wait a year and have to buy a phone they don't really want to be locked into it for two years. It's not a very hard sacrifice to make. It's a great phone with a small flaw. Even with the flaw it's arguably the best smartphone you can buy.
In the big picture though, if you don't like the phone then TAKE IT BACK. Many places have waived the return fee. TAKE IT BACK IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.