- 06-23-2010, 09:22 PM #26
- 06-23-2010, 09:27 PM #27
Playing with it some more, when I hold it in one hand with the bottom metal band resting on my palm cell service goes to **** as does wifi. I haven't been able to dup the cell service issue when holding it in landscape.
The moment I take my palm off the bottom band the cell service starts to come back.
Hopefully this is an os issue that can be addressed with an update.
- 06-23-2010, 09:34 PM #28
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- 06-23-2010, 10:53 PM #32
I've sat here and tried it 5 times and all five times the signal has dropped.
I guess we may have found out the real reason the bumpers were designed???
Edit: my 3GS was always in a case. So, I guess I never experienced the problem. After reading some other posts and watching the YouTube video, it definitely seems related to iOS4.
Last edited by JohnH59; 06-23-2010 at 10:59 PM.
- 06-23-2010, 11:11 PM #33
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- 06-24-2010, 01:21 AM #42iMore Intermediate
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I replicated this exactly with my iOS4 3G that has NEVER been JB. It only happens in my right hand not my left. Very strange.
BTW, case or no case does not matter as long as it's in my right hand.
Maybe it's the new anti-porn feature from Steve (anyone get it?).
- 06-24-2010, 02:22 AM #43
It's impossible that a PHYSICAL issue with the phone is a software issue.
I watched the video and there's too many sketchy things about it for me to believe that.
Do you truly believe it's possible for humans to PROGRAM a cell phone to lose reception when someone holds the edges? Just think about what you are insinuating.
- 06-24-2010, 02:41 AM #44
Let me google that for you
There are sooo many blogs about this issue...i guess it depends highly on location as well..
- 06-24-2010, 02:46 AM #45
"Oh guys totally our bad, we accidently forgot to code the software so that it doesn't lose bars when you touch it"
"we'll send a patch out right away to fix this, also to apologize for the inconvenience we'll patch an extra 8gigs hardrive space for you, our b"
- 06-24-2010, 03:55 AM #46
If it turns out to be hardware related, then I think Apple is likely going to be forced to do a recall because I don't think telling folks to buy a $29.99 bumper is going to cut it. That would be like putting a bandaid on a gunshot.
I think in the coming days they are going to have to put out some sort of official statement on this issue. WE know they are aware of it, but to what extent this issue really is, no one seems to know. You have some saying they can't get their phones to do it. You have others saying they can replicated easily. This is now on the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4 that I've seen reported. Why would the iPhone 3G and 3GS suddenly start having hardware failures because a new iOS was installed? I am just not ready to buy the hardware thing yet.
- 06-24-2010, 04:38 AM #47
It has to be a software issue. Apple even said there's a signal accuracy bug they will fix soon. I don't think it's hardware because if I can touch a tv antenna and get better reception, why wouldn't that same concept apply to a phone?
- 06-24-2010, 06:26 AM #48
checking in with my experience
black 32gb iphone 4, 2 of them
no signal drop issue on either phone when doing any of the combinations seen online. when covering the phone with both hand (just trying to smother it, essentially) the signal will drop 1 or 2 bars, but so did the rest of the phones ive ever owned.
no screen issues either on the phones, just an fyi
p.s. this thing is sick, unreal.
- 06-24-2010, 07:27 AM #49
- 06-24-2010, 07:42 AM #50