iPhone 4S batterygate vs. iPhone 4 antennagate – what’s worse?

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When Apple released the iPhone 4 last year it seemed to set a standard for other smartphones to follow, however soon after it arrived people began noticing that holding the device in a certain way seriously affected signal strength. This was dubbed “antennagate” and many believe the problem was serious enough to deserve a recall, however this never happened. Today we are hearing of serious battery life problems for the iPhone 4S, this is being dubbed “batterygate” – but what issue is worse?

We are sure that some of you reading this will have owned the iPhone 4 and upgraded to the 4S, therefore it will be interesting to see if you think people complaining about the problems are over-reacting to minor issues, or has Apple actually got things wrong with both of these smartphones.

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Last year Apple gave iPhone 4 owners a free bumper to help prevent people from experiencing the antennagate issue, but what will Apple do to to rectify the iPhone 4S battery problems? The battery is not easily swappable, so the only thing we can suggest is that future software updates could improve things, but is this really acceptable?

When you buy the iPhone 4S, Apple heavily promote its battery life, however they cleverly use the words “up to” (see below), which means that they never state just how little life your 4S will deliver. It all depends on how you configure your iPhone 4S, but we are still disappointed by the reports we are getting from our readers. Here is possible fix.

For those of you who have owned both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, please answer the poll question below so we can gain some feedback on the issue.

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  • Romicom

    The batterygate is a worse situation. At least the antenna problem could be somehow avoided by learning how to hold the product anew. I hope this is an isolated issue as these items are really expensive to purchase thus unacceptable to be riddled with problems.