- 07-18-2010, 01:30 PM #26
- 07-18-2010, 01:40 PM #27iPhone Nanite
- 6 Posts
- 07-18-2010, 01:42 PM #28
- 07-18-2010, 01:48 PM #29iPhone Newbie
- 39 Posts
No other phone has this issue. This is specific to the iPhone 4. It's not about signal attenuation, which is an issue on all phones. It's about detuning the antenna when you bridge the two separate antennas. No other phone has this issue.
Jobs admitted in the Q&A session that future antenna designs would, at a minimum, move the area where the two antennas join to a different place on the phone. They understand the issue, they understand that they screwed up, and they will never produce another iteration of the iPhone with this issue again.
It's just unfortunate that they're not being more forthcoming about it and are trying to diffuse (and confuse) the issue by claiming that other phones share the issue.
- 07-18-2010, 01:52 PM #30
- 07-18-2010, 02:11 PM #31
Also, am I the only right handed person that holds the phone in my left hand when I'm typing/browsing or not using it for voice?
- 07-18-2010, 02:28 PM #32
- 07-18-2010, 03:42 PM #33
- 07-18-2010, 07:37 PM #35
- 07-18-2010, 08:06 PM #36
- 07-18-2010, 08:37 PM #37
iPhone 4 signal
This issue regarding the signal being blocked hasn't effected me. I have held it in the way which is supposed to drop the signal several times and only notice the signal drop once.
yup, I also think about that why would Apple need to issue a recall or Fix? The iPhone 4′s problem is not health related which would be needed to initiate a recall. The iPhone 4′s problem is only effecting a relatively small amount of people, its just the bloggers and media make it seem such worse than it really is.
And its hard to base facts of a poll as iPhone haters or non-iPhone Users would be inclined to check the ‘having problems’ box because the want to lure people away from the iPhone. It’s better not to use the results of a poll to prove a significant point.
And now JOBs said they will give iPhone 4 customers a complimentary rubber bumper, and I believe they are single-hearted. hmm, whether rubber bumper or iFunia iPhone 4 Converter, can solve problem for you is great.
- 07-18-2010, 09:26 PM #38
- 07-18-2010, 10:07 PM #39
I live in a sting 3G coverage area with AT&T. No matter if I'm left or right handed I find at times the most comfortable way for me personally to hold my iPhone has been in the deathgrip area. If placed there I've seen drops in signal bars and at times I'll go from 3g to edge. Even tho I've purchased a case for mine, this is not a "non issue" for me. I can deal with it but I'm not going to pretend there isn't an issue present.
2. If you can't move, just chop a few fingers off.
No big deal.
But seriously, humans have a very very powerful muscle memory (assuming there are no motor-skill related disabilities present). It sucks that this is an issue for you now and there's a learning curve, but you will learn to avoid the deadspot.
The reason why I call this a non-issue, is simply that it IS in fact present in many other devices (and much worse, in many situations). People are acting as if the iPhone 4 is the first phone to ever suffer from this.
- 07-18-2010, 10:28 PM #41
- 07-18-2010, 10:37 PM #42
- 07-18-2010, 10:39 PM #43
- 07-18-2010, 10:48 PM #44
I must be one of the few people that hold their phone in their left hand while browsing the web or what not and I have no clue what a "Death-Grip" entails but when I put this phone in my left palm (lightly holding it) the signal dies almost immediately.
Jello, I have to tell you that your attitude towards those of us experiencing this highly arrogant and speaks a great deal about you as a person.
- 07-19-2010, 02:00 AM #46iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
Hey Jello, all I have to say to you is watch the cartoon iPhone Vs. HTC EVO on youtube!! You are the clearly slow person that wants the iPhone 4 with 3G and the WiFis!! Also, there are many things that are impossible to deny like the fact that the Earth is round and the fact that gravity exists!! I would also include the fact that Apple released a phone with a design flaw! They may have offered a band aid but they did not offer a real fix and clearly admitted that their phone has issues. Saying that other phones have issues does nothing to negate the fact that the iPhone 4 has an antenna issue!!
- 07-19-2010, 02:49 AM #47
- 07-19-2010, 03:31 AM #48iMore Intermediate
- 299 Posts
P.S. Stop being jerks about this, stop telling the "few" of us with the problems to just return it and shut up and get a droid. Some of the people just want to cry a little about it, let em. Who is really gonna give up the best ipod touch with a par phone on it for a crappy device...no one. The people on here need to chill. Sorry so long but my .02
- 07-19-2010, 06:34 AM #49
Apple fell on hard times in the PR Dept. on this issue when they tried to cover it up. If Jobs or his spokesperson would have recognized and stated they were on it. The "Heat" would have been cooler.
Actually, I believe they DO have a responsibility to EFFECTIVELY correct the problem. Apple released the iPhone 4 with NO Disclaimers concerning the Antenna issue. The iphone 4 was Released with this "DEFECT". One Honestly doesn't thing Apple knew? If I sold you a Coffee maker that was programable with four settings and only 2 worked, the consumer would demand a recall along with a refund. BUT, because it's "Apple" and over 1.1 Million units were sold? Draw your own conclusions...
Last edited by IGoSlo; 07-19-2010 at 06:41 AM.
- 07-19-2010, 08:15 AM #50