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Apple iPhone Glassgate… The Real truth?

iphone-4-crackedNow if you have been following the iphone 4 you know what is “antennagate”. No? well no worries because it was small American network issue blamed on apple and then blown out of the proportion. And also in India it does not Exist .Now there is a new issue floating around is the and it called the “Glassgate”.

Now according to a iPhone user and blogger ‘Ryan’

If the iPhone 4 is slipped into a case small bits can get caught between the case and the phone. These “particulate matter” can cause small scratches which can eventually become big cracks, and Apple swiftly moved to block sales of nearly all third-party iPhone 4 cases from its stores (which it just this week reversed, but only online — physical retail stores still aren’t yet stocking cases). Internally, I’ve heard the iPhone team has grown to be very concerned by this issue with slide-on cases, and has created a lab and large new test program specifically to investigate this further.

Whatever apple does is a big deal, so let it be its success or it failures, and this is not that big of an issue and its just blown out of proportion. How?

Well to begin with the cracks and the shattering glass actually happened from a third party case, so its not entirely apple’s fault. Second iPhone 4 was launched in June 2010 and its the first time in 5 months such a case is reported and its also rarest of rare cases so there is nothing to panic, yet.

But we can’t completely ignore this issue as there have been reports in the past that dust particles come between the bumper (case) and the phone which gradually (if not cleaned) leaves of scratches on the phone and since both sides of the phone are made of glass we recommend you  to use a screen guard on both sides and if you are using any case/ bumper for the phone be sure to clean it regularly to avoid the settling of any dust particles…

Apple is expected to launch iPad 2 late this year or earlier next year so we will just have to wait and watch if it really is that big of a issue that requires attention.

But Still what was Antennagate?

When the phone was touched on a particular place it started to lose signal…


So what was wrong in the phone?

Well according to apple, The algorithm in the phone that calculates the number of signal bars are to be shown in the phone was incorrect. So when the phone actually showed that it was on 5-4 bars and when held by its death grip it went to zero bars  it was actually on 1-2 bars to begin with. In the iOS 4.0.1 update apple fixed that problem and since then there haven’t been much complaints about it.

So whats the proof it does not exist in India?