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24th June 2010, 01:17 PM #1
iPhone 4 aerial issues?
Several posts on the www reporting signal strength dropping when users 'hold' their bare metal iPhone 4 handsets....
24th June 2010, 01:19 PM #2
Does the iPhone’s antenna cause reception problems? (UPDATED)
Touching an antenna usually affects the signal. I don't know how they never realised this.
24th June 2010, 01:20 PM #3
Suggested by an idiot perhaps?
It’s also been suggested that holding the phone by the bezel doesn’t interfere with the signal, but the animation indicating signal strength.
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24th June 2010, 01:23 PM #4
LMAO! I'm not usually one to say this but, EPIC FAIL!
Originally Posted by webman
24th June 2010, 01:25 PM #5
24th June 2010, 01:50 PM #6
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24th June 2010, 02:03 PM #7
Yep and it can drop from 4 bars to nothing.... and thats on 2g without 3g's additional temprament issues.
Originally Posted by broc
24th June 2010, 02:07 PM #8
You have to laugh
Unbelievable, what have Apple done?? Damn good reason to get an android based machine (in my case Dell Streak - it is superb) which fortunately does allow you to make/receive calls when you are holding it.
24th June 2010, 02:10 PM #9
As the comments rightly say in that thread - 'So that's why apple introduced the 'bumper' cover!'. Charge you and extra £30 to get a signel. Gutted!
24th June 2010, 02:15 PM #10
This just demonstrates that Apple are a marketing company, not a technology company. It all went down hill when Steve Wozniak left.
24th June 2010, 02:24 PM #11
Agreed. I'm actually inclined to agree with the conspiracy theorists for once: how could they possibly have missed this during testing? Is it really a huge coincidence that a launch day peripheral (the 'bumper') fixes the problem? It does make you wonder whether it was planned...
Originally Posted by webman
24th June 2010, 02:51 PM #12
The thing that concerns me is will it drop out when your in the middle of a call as I suspect it might. The other possible is it could be a bug due to the new module in the iphone 4 that varies bands etc as per load on the network (I think)
24th June 2010, 02:57 PM #13
On a side point in iTunes store if you click on the small box called "iPhone 4" (down the page) the link is hxxp://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone?cid=EU-iTunes-Brick-UK are they trying to tell us something....
24th June 2010, 03:07 PM #14
24th June 2010, 03:09 PM #15
The link above suggest it's caused by your skin touching the two ariels and shorting them, so yes if you move your hand mid call and cause the short the signal would probably vanish. Thus the bumper is the 'cure', and the conspiracy is rife.
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
I'll of course be popping into an Apple store before I get the phone on Sat and be purchasing a bumper - as per what his Lord Job wants. Not happy!
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