First batch of iPhone 4 suffering from screen issues and antenna problems

Everything isn’t going too well today for Apple. It seems like the first batch of retail iPhone 4 has quite a few problems. First is the yellow tint / yellow bar present on some of the Retina displays. As you can see in the pictures this thing looks really bad especially on a white background. There’s still some hope though if this anonymous poster at the Apple insider forum is to be believed:

Apple is using a bonding agent called Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 to bond the layers of glass. Apparently, Apple (or more likely Foxconn) is shipping these products so quickly that the evaporation process is not complete. However, after one or two days of use, especially with the screen on, will complete the evaporation process and the yellow “blotches” will disappear.

How do I know? I was involved in pitching Z-6011 to Apple.

So the only thing to do now is to wait and see if this is the yallow bar goes away once the Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 finally evaporates.

The second major issue plaguing the iPhone 4 launch is the antenna problem causing the phone to drop calls and looses reception when you hold it by the antenna band.

This is REALLY bad but also doesn’t seem to affect all handset (or maybe some user didn’t notice it yet..). Apple first declared that this is a “software issue” causing the iPhone 4 to not accurately represent the actual signal quality strength. But nearly hundreds of videos are now proving that this is not the case and that the iPhone 4 is really dropping calls… Let’s now wait for Apple’s official reactions…

Source: AppleInsider & Gizmodo