Achtung, achtung: If you still have not purchased the iPhone 4, do not take the plunge yet.
At least, not until you have thoroughly researched the growing incidence of problems associated with the iPhone 4.
Success seems to have gone to the heads of the c*nts at Apple and they’re getting downright sloppy with their high-priced widgetry
Mind you, the iPhone 4 doesn’t come cheap. We paid $300 for the 32GB version plus $1,800 for a must-sign 24-month-contract for the phone and mobile Internet service.
First, over the last few months our iPhone has started making phantom calls (i.e. calls on its own without our doing anything) and hangs up when the other party answers.
Here’s how it happens – The iPhone 4 picks a random number from the contacts list, makes the call and hangs up immediately after the other party responds!
We realized it just the other day although we suspected something weird was afoot.
The other day we received a call from relatives asking us why we’d hung up when they answered. At first, we were shocked because we’d not called them up at all. We disconnected and checked. Indeed, there was a missing call listed with our relatives’ number. This was the second time our iPhone called someone on its own.
When it happened the first time with a friend in Philadelphia a month or so back, we found it odd and suspicious but didn’t pursue it further.
After the second incident, we researched this horrible problem of phantom calls and found other iPhone users have also been experiencing this nonsense and complaining about it online.
What the f*ck are those greedy motherf*ckers at Apple doing? Beating their meat and ogling at the rising stock price when they should be offering decent products without littering ’em up with shitty bugs.
Phantom calls are not the only problems we’ve been facing with our iPhone 4 lately.
We have a few hundred songs on our iPhone 4, most of which we’ve purchased from iTunes and some that we’ve imported from our collection of CDs.
After we updated our iPhone to version 4.2.1 the other day, our entire music collection disappeared from our iPhone.
Poof! Just like that.
When we pressed the iPod tab on the iPhone touchscreen, there was nothing.
Our Ennio Morricone favorites, our huge Bollywood collection, the Hans Zimmer soundtrack from Inception, all gone
Zilch. Nada. Zip.
Of course, we’d backed up everything. So we were presumably not in danger of losing the entire collection.
But still we had to go online, research the problem and find a solution for the issue.
Time wasted again.
No Wakeup Alarm
Finally, our alarm on the iPhone has not been ringing for the last three days due to some newly discovered bug for which a fix is supposedly forthcoming.
If Steve Jobs had any shame, he’d go down on his knees, wipe the dust off our feet and humbly beg forgiveness from us.
Hey, Steve we’ve been your iPhone customer for several years now and this is our 2nd iPhone.
Second iPhone, got that Steve? Schmuck, is this how you treat your loyal customers?
Since Steve Jobs traveled widely in India in his younger days seeking peace or Nirvana or whatever shit these misguided White idiots go to India for, we have a soft corner for the bloke and inclined to go easy on him. Otherwise, we’d have launched a fusillade against the chutiya.
Now, we’re waiting for Apple to fix all the problems with the iPhone 4 and for Steve to call us for an appointment to wipe the dust off our feet and apologize for all troubles caused us over the last few days. 🙁
Now, if you’ll excuse us some ice-cold Jagermeister and fried pistachio nuts beckon. 😉
BTW the iPhone is not the only one acting weird, theres many out there and one is the low end w100i from Sony Erricson also called the Spiro. It restarts all on its own, doesnt display all of the call register (i’ve got 1st jan missing from the register) and the messages cannot be read as it shows out of memory.. restarting fixes the memory problem. anyway cheap or costly these companies doesnt seem to want to give quality, but only to bombard the market with newer phones.
SI please make the comments box easily editable , couldnt add anything inbetween, can only use the arrows and they move on the first and last lines only., also have the recent comments, so we don’t miss others opinions.
1. You write: BTW the iPhone is not the only one acting weird, theres many out there and one is the low end w100i from Sony Erricson also called the Spiro…..
But the iPhone is not a low-end phone and is considered the smartest of the smartphones on the market. 🙁
2. You write: SI please make the comments box easily editable , couldnt add anything in between, can only use the arrows and they move on the first and last lines only., also have the recent comments, so we don’t miss others opinions.
As per your suggestion, added Recent Comments to Home Page (top right).
Will try to fix the other issues pointed out by you, Kreacher & Racer.
Just sharing my agony…
Very recently my iphone 3GS 32GB F***ing Froze…. nothing was working…( it hasn’t so far not made any Phantom calls though) the service provider suggested that the software in the phone I bought was having a older version and therefore needs to be upgraded with 4.2.1 version.
I gave it to them for upgrading, while it was being done, again something was goofed up by the guy….and all contents had gone .Zilch. Nada. Zip. Pity me… I don’t have a back up, unlike you…. My iphone now, is as new as I purchased –except with a 4.2.1. version.
Lesson learnt : Always make back ups on a regular basis….as even Steve can’t tell, when the F***ing phone will Freeze again!
1. Why do you give your iPhone to others for updating? Just attach it to PC/Laptop with Apple’s iTunes software on it and updating takes just a few minutes on a broadband connection.
2. Once a week, we shut the iPhone 4 down completely and every 2 or 3 months we do a complete backup.
And to protect it from drops, we have the Ballistic case (the very best for iPhone 4). Ballistic is built like a tank…we paid $50 in July but it’s now $29 at Amazon. The Ballistic case is strongly recommended.
SI’s Ballistic Review.
The data doesn’t really go anywhere.
The bug is actually in IOS 4.2, which immediately after installation shows the message “No content” on your phone/iPod for your songs. If you connect back the phone to your computer, iTunes will show you all your missing songs. All you need to do is play one of the songs by double-clicking, then re-synchronize. That fixes the issue, and you don’t need a backup etc.
As you can guess I suffered from the same issue, but I would never have suspected the issue was with IOS. In my case I was sure the problem was because I had recently acquired a new laptop and I felt that I had synchronized a blank library, till I considered doing a lookup on Google.
Following some anxious moments, we did the same thing after reading a post by kashgirl1 on the Apple forums.
But does your iPhone make phantom calls?
Pray, it doesn’t. Most embarrassing.
Not yet, but that is sure to give me a few anxious moments. My wife uses the phone and our calling plan sucks. More than 95% of the numbers on the phone are in the US or India, so being in Canada almost every accidental call the phone makes will become an international one. So that would be adding injury to the insult.
We use the $75 plan that gives us 400 peakmin (never ever run out thanks to limited use, AT&T’s rollover facility and Skype) + unlimited Internet .
Sadly, unlimited Internet is not offered to new subscribers now.