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Possible explanation, fix for iPhone 4 yellow splotches?

Okay, this is thin, but seeing how some of team TiPb are experiencing the dreaded yellow splotches on their iPhone 4, we're clinging to threads here -- forum threads in this case from Apple Insider:

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.

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July 2 iPhone pre-orders shipping early?

We don't want to get anyone's hopes up here, but one of our readers just sent us his shipment notification and tracking info for a second round, July 2 iPhone 4 order and it looks like he may be getting it a tad early -- June 30 according to Apple and June 28 according to FedEx.

Now there's many a slip between an arrival and a ship, so let us know if any of you are also getting your iPhone 4 shipment emails or tracking info, and what your dates are showing.

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Some iPhone 4 showing yellow blotches on Retina Display?

Seems like some iPhone 4 users are unboxing their new beauties and promptly finding some unsightly yellow splotches on the ginormous Retina Display:

In the bottom 10% of the screen there are three blotches about the size of shirt buttons that discolor the screen a brown/yellow color." You can see a demonstration of that anomaly in the image to the right.

Apple doesn't have enough stock to do exchanges yet, but it sounds like some folks are going to be heading over to the Genius Bar to swap them for fresh, functional devices just as soon as they can.

Anyone here seeing that problem? Let us know.

[Apple Discussion via TUAW]

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Apple Stores already selling out of iPhone 4?

One of our forum moderators, Justin Horn, just watched Apple Store employees at The Falls in Florida tell people that they'd "sold out" of iPhone 4, and if they were at a certain point in line (i.e. further down than Apple had stock to cover) that they could start making their way home.

We're betting this doesn't include those with confirmed reservations, but if you were thinking of heading down just to try your luck... good luck.

We've seen lines go around (and around) the block, and mobs of people in front of the Apple Stores. Bigger lines than the iPhone 3GS launch, bigger than the iPad launch, some Apple employees are saying these are their biggest lines ever. And that's with Apple doing pre-orders and starting deliveries yesterday.

If you're in line and your Apple Store is starting to sell out, tell us where

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Farmville for iPhone now in App Store

Zynga's Farmville has just sprouted its way onto the iPhone and is just waiting for you to harvest it via the iTunes App Store.

You can access your existing Facebook farm or start a new agrarian life from scratch. There's also exclusive iPhone/iPod touch content -- we've already seen snow leopards in honor of Apple's current Mac OS X -- and all of the same seeds, fruits, vegetables, and animals casual gamers have grown to love.

If you try it out, let us know how you like it.

[iTunes]

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iMovie for iPhone 4 now in iTunes App Store

iMovie, Apple's first exclusive iPhone 4 app, is no available for purchase from the iTunes App Store for $4.99. (At least the US App Store, we can't find it in all of them yet -- let us know if it's in yours).

The demos have all looked beyond slick, finger-painting with clips and transitions, themes and titles. Will it hold up to actual field use, beyond magic moments, cute kids, and pet tricks? Try it out and let us know what you think (especially the video editors out there -- we want your expert opinions).

Full Apple description after the break.

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Waiting in line for iPhone 4? Show us where!

Those early bird pre-order for delivery people had their turn, now it's time for the reservists to stand the line and claim their rightful iPhone 4.

Let us know where you are and go add your photos to the iPhone Forum, we'll grab some and put them up here on the front page.

And if you happen to see Ally, Chad, or Leanna, they have a dozen TiPb shirts each so go say hi and try your luck! If they're going to wait, might as well do some TiPb-ups!

To find out where they -- and all our awesome forum members are going to be -- and to add your pictures, just jump over to this iPhone Forum thread.

If you're bored, check out our checklist of what to do while you wait for iPhone 4. It's full of helpful hints from installing iTunes 9 to backing up your stuff, to getting ready to rock iOS 4.

Pics from TiPb writers and forum members, after the break!

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iPhone 4 experiencing signal drop when antenna band is held?

Starting off with a complaint in the MacRumors forums and soliciting other user feedback from there, Gizmodo is compiling a hefty list of people whose brand new iPhone 4 would drop from full bars to next to none -- when they held it by the stainless steel antenna band.

Is it shorting something when both parts are connected by a conductive human hand? Is it a pressure issue? Just some units or all of them?

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iPhone 4 vs Droid X - tech specs

How does Apple's iPhone 4 compare to Motorola's Droid X and HTC's Droid Incredible, Evo 4G, and Nexus One?

Even as iPhone 4 goes out for delivery, and reservists start lining up at Apple Stores, Motorola, Google, Adobe, and Verizon announced the Droid X, the latest, best Android on the planet.

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Apple releases statement on white iPhone 4 delay

On the cusp of iPhone 4's official rollout tomorrow, Apple has issued a statement about why the white model, introduced alongside the black by Steve Jobs at WWDC 2010, hasn't yet been made available to order:

White models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

So, anyone going to wait for white?

[Apple PR]

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