Apparently, it’s due to wrong software code (July 2nd). Apple has admitted that there is a problem. I think Apple knows their own hardware better than Joe Macfan, so the public should just stop complaining and let Apple sort it out. Most companies deny all faults and say the user was using it wrongly. Apple is admitting that there is a problem, without any customers boycotting or a massive media outrage. Apple wrote a public open letter to customers, saying there is a problem. That was on July 2nd. Apple is reinforcing the fact that ‘As a reminder, if you are not fully satisfied, you can return your undamaged iPhone to any Apple Retail Store or the online Apple Store within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.’ So why is everyone complaining? If they don’t like the lack of signal or have a blotchy screen, return it and go back to using your 3GS. The majority of people that have bought an iPhone 4 were ostentatious people who have more money than sense and just want to rub ‘Hey, I’ve got a new iPhone 4, let’s do a speed comparison with your 3GS’ (which is then combated with a ‘Try making a call while holding your phone’). The iPhone 4 is a massive step up from the 3GS, so people should just be patient and stick with their 3GS until iPhone 5 (probably a fix of all the problems). iPhone 4 was basically a beta version, and it being completely finished to Apple’s standards wasn’t helped by Jason Chen and his buddies ruining the fun of waiting, with Apple then becoming occupied with that instead of finishing the phone.
(image courtesy of ‘thefrogman’ apparently (hard to track down original author))