The 4th generation of the iPhone is just days away from being released in Canada but I'm now having second thoughts about picking one up because of all the bad press that it's been getting in the last week or so.
Appearantly the iPhone 4 has a tendency to drop calls, an issue that has been linked to its new antenna design. The new design uses parts of the phone's outer casing as the antenna, whereas previous generation iPhone had the antenna inside the body. This was done of course to fit more electronics inside a smaller phone.
It sounds like this is a rather major design flaw and unless Apple releases a different version of the hardware, it won't be fixed.
Despite the articles I've read about reception issues (such as the one posted above), I've decided to try the iPhone 4 out anyway. Telus offers a 14 day exchange on all its phones so if I do experience any issues, I'll be able to exchange it for any other phone.
The phone was released in Canada last friday and I tried to pick one up yesterday but of course it's sold out everywhere (surprise, surprise). Guess I'll have to wait for the next shipment
So I finally got mine hands on the iPhone 4 - it's been a long wait but it looks like it was worth the wait!
I've only had it since Friday but so far so good - no reception issues, I love the interface and all the features! Now it's time to play around with some apps... like the remote control. The iPhone should also prove itself useful when reviewing new receivers which offer control apps