Latest iPhone 4 design flaw leads to shattered glass back

By Emil ยท 34 replies
Oct 8, 2010
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  1. Following the iPhone 4 antenna problems, nicknamed Antennagate, there are now glass shattering problems, nicknamed Glassgate. Citing sources "inside and outside Apple," gdgt says that Apple only recently discovered the weakness in its iPhone 4 design. Apple has purportedly set up a new lab and test program to understand the issue.

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  2. VonDisco

    VonDisco TS Rookie Posts: 19

    'but we doubt Apple is going to comment unless the problem gets a lot of coverage.'

    Well seeing as it's Apple, I imagine it will get plenty of coverage! Makes me happier and happier that I went for a Desire...
  3. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    I hate Apple more and more every day. This phone is miserable, I drop every other call I'm on in my house, which happens to be where I spend a lot of my time.
  4. trparky

    trparky TS Addict Posts: 246   +115

    I have an iPhone 4 right now and I love it but with the way that Apple has been a complete douchbag when it comes to the issues with their phones, I'm not going to be getting another iPhone. With the way that the Android phones are getting better and better, the iPhone no longer has the appeal that it once had.
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    I'm glad I got the 3GS 3 months before this monstrosity came out :)
  6. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    My 3G iphone runs like crap 2 weeks after installing 4.1 update. I am very wary of getting another iphone and this is just one more reason to avoid
  7. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    These people are obviously just not taking care of their phone properly.....
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    My iPhone 4 drops way more calls that my old iPhone... and I use it in all the same places I used my old one. I'm not even left handed!
  9. I love my I phone 4!!!
  10. Your sliding it wrong:)
  11. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 69

    does it make me a bad person if i get enjoyment from watching apple fail? who cares!!
  12. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Guys there is obviously no issue. Steve jobs is magical.

    List of huge apple defects that steve denied exist.

    Ipad wifi issue. Everyones router is broken.
    Iphone grip of death. 1. Doesn't exist. 2.Calculating wrong.

    That's not even counting things like how it isn't actually a retina display ect ect. Now we have this. Did they even try their phone? Actually, did they even put effort into their phone?

    Apple fanboys head's are just filled with air if they continue to buy this crap.
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    +1 here. Love my HTC Desire! :D

    My 3 month old 3GS is now in its box in the cupboard. :haha:
  14. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Don't protect it that way. :p
  15. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

    Don't blame Apple, Blame yourself for buying first sh.t batch Apple's HYPED product.
  16. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    [/QUOTE]Apple has purportedly set up a new lab and test program to understand the issue.
  17. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Whoops, the top line of my post should be quoted, not the 2nd body of text :p

    Seems there was a problem between the keyboard and chair when I made that post.
  18. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    You sure you weren't posting from an iPhone 4? :haha:
  19. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Can we stop with the everythinggate crap? Its a horse thats been beaten to death and resurrected to meet the same fate at least a few hundred times now.
  20. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    LoL ten.

    It is easier to beat dead things?

    By the way, I certainly never planned to buy iphone since its launch (as I never believed its worth the money); people who buy things only considering how they look, usually have thin air between two sound catching instruments.
  21. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117


    I only got mine because it was free on contract - Certainly not worth spending money on, and I'm glad I didn't.

    Apple have plenty of 3G/3GS owners acting as worms stuck on a hook though...
  22. iPhone 4's a pretty good phone. Every new innovation comes with flaws, and these are some of the unfortunate flaws that Apple's iPhone 4 is facing. Big whoop, not sure why you guys are having a cry and a whinge, especially if you're not using the iPhone 4. Those of you that have bought the phone, there are loads of positives around and easy fixes to these flaws. You're using one of the best phones in the market (in terms of features, functionality and aesthetics) so its not all dark and gloomy down the road!

    I for one have both a HTC Desire and a i4, and reckon both are awesome phones. The new flaw outlined above appears to be only minor, and even then, the Apple customer service is top notch, so if you do encounter any such issues they will most likely give you a replacement so its all good.

    I also wanted to add that critiquing is great, go ahead and do it, but having read all the posts I find it hilarious that people are just having a massive whinge about it. Seriously peepz, grow up.
  23. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6


    Idk, Minor is like a button becoming loose and you have to press harder and what not. A Whole entire cracked screen? I in no way see that as minor.

    True the iPhone may be good and a work of art in its own right, plus we gotta admit that its what got the entire market of android based phones chasing after it, speeding up the development of mobile computing and smartphone technologies.

    While I'd hate to say it paved the way towards this, it certainly did help accelerate the mobile computing division.

    Still, If Steve Jobs wasn't such a **** and denying everything, like I mean come on. Faulty routers? You've gotta be shitting me. And death grips? You'd think that with the money they're mooching off the common joe they'd have enough to extend their Q&A Trials.

    Apparently Steve is more set on bathing is a pool full of blended 100 dollar bills.
  24. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Cuz they totally gave everone with the iphone 4 a replacement that had the antenna fixed. No they didn't, they made cases that bulked up the phone a large amount. Effectively ruining the aesthetic aspect of the phone.
  25. Well I love all the guff about Apple, I used to be one of those people who hated Apple. After owning two Iphone 3GS's and now currently have four Iphone 4's...I love Apple. Sure Steve Jobs may come across as arrogant, but the Iphone 4 is an awesome phone. IOS is a great operating system and after owning these phones I'll probably always stick with Apple. They're products are typically always very high quality, and make it worth the money. I mean wtf is everyone whining about, I dropped one of my Iphone 4's almost two stories into the grass ( was working on the roof) and picked it up to find no damage whatsoever, with only a bumper case on it.

    You can call me a fanboy if you want, but the majority of you hate apple, and enjoy anytime a story comes across that's critical of them. I for one am extremely happy and after 20+ years of owning Windows based PC's will probably purchase a Mac next time...

    Bottom line, the Iphone 4 is one of the best smart phones ever made...and I'm still amazed everytime I use it... For those that disagree, I dont care.

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