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    iPhone 4 aerial issues?

    Several posts on the www reporting signal strength dropping when users 'hold' their bare metal iPhone 4 handsets....

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    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.

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    It’s also been suggested that holding the phone by the bezel doesn’t interfere with the signal, but the animation indicating signal strength.
    Suggested by an idiot perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    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.
    LMAO! I'm not usually one to say this but, EPIC FAIL!

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    Will it blend? iPhone 4

    YouTube - Will It Blend? - iPhone 4 Uncovered



    lolz

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    Several posts on the www reporting signal strength dropping when users 'hold' their bare metal iPhone 4 handsets....
    Yep and it can drop from 4 bars to nothing.... and thats on 2g without 3g's additional temprament issues.

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    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.

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    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!

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    This just demonstrates that Apple are a marketing company, not a technology company. It all went down hill when Steve Wozniak left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    This just demonstrates that Apple are a marketing company, not a technology company. It all went down hill when Steve Wozniak left.
    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...

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    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)

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    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....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    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)
    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.

    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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