- iPhone Newbie
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If 4.01 fixes the signal issue, will you admit you were wrong?
Everyone freaking out about the iPhone Death Grip: If this does, in fact, turn out to be due not to the design of the antenna, which actually is far more sensitive than the 3GS, but instead to a software bug in the radio stack that prevents any iOS4 device from switching 3G bands cleanly when the signal degrades, and if iOS 4.01 fixes said issue, will you admit you were wrong about dogging on Apple and the design of the iPhone 4?
- 06-30-2010, 10:54 PM #2
Sorry, it's not going to happen. They may be able to boost the signal or help it choose a closer tower, but no matter what the signal drop is huge compared to other phones and previous iPhones when blocking the lower left.
Even worse is I can have the phone flat on a desk and just touch the black strip on the bottom left where the antennas meet and drop the signal just the same as if I was holding it in the death grip...no amount of software is going to fix that.
- 06-30-2010, 11:03 PM #3
- 06-30-2010, 11:13 PM #5
Do a speed test with the phone on the desk and then repeat this after holding it your left hand 30 seconds, making sure to cover the bottom left.
You might still be getting 1 Mbps download in your hand, but I bet you are getting 2x as much with it on the desk.
- 06-30-2010, 11:35 PM #6
im not having this issue either but for those who are, i still say its a hardware issue and that remark stands as is
if apple fixes the proximity sensor issue then i will be grateful and worship apple til no tomm cause this is KILLING meeeeee!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..............! !!!!!!!!!!
- 07-01-2010, 12:04 AM #7
I think there will be reception issues no matter what Apple does software wise. I do think they can at least help the problem by about 40%, which should be enough for most. There will still be some who won't see any increase no matter what Apple does. It could be their area or something else.
To be honest, these issues are really the first time I have begun to really evaluate other platforms.
- 07-01-2010, 12:11 AM #8
I won't ditch the iPhone solely based on the fact that if I hold it with my left hand the signal will drop. I hold my phones with my right hand 99% of the time so this issue doesn't affect me much.
I do believe though that it is an os issue that apple will fix and soon (hopefully).
- 07-01-2010, 12:12 AM #9
Before that was posted, I was trying that and
I actually got the highest when holding it over
me laying it down on my coffee table. What's
even crazier was my speeds went to a crawl
twice when leaving it on the table vs. holding
Avg. 2000Kbits/s down
Avg. 330Kbits/s up
My up sucks
- 07-01-2010, 12:13 AM #10
- 07-01-2010, 12:24 AM #11