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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    I know the 4s antenna was redesigned but is anyone still having signal issues with the iPhone 4S? (no case)


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    Default Re: Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthonyiamador View Post
    I know the 4s antenna was redesigned but is anyone still having signal issues with the iPhone 4S? (no case)


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    Really looking to stir something up, eh?

    There was a problem with the GSM iPhone 4. Apple re-engineered the antenna for the CDMA version that was released about 8-9 months later. NO antenna problems since.

    Again, nothing to see here... please move along.
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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    It was just a simple question, and if you read the post you would know I was talking about the 4S. And since you are of no help to me...how about you move on


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    Default Re: Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthonyiamador View Post
    It was just a simple question, and if you read the post you would know I was talking about the 4S. And since you are of no help to me...how about you move on
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    If you had read my response, you would know that I did answer your simple question with a simple answer ... NO ANTENNA PROBLEMS SINCE.
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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Why are you so scared I'm going to stir something up? Do you work for apple or something? My question is a legitimate one. If other people are having a similar issue, than it is what it is. I just want to know if the problem I am having, other people have also. I dont think slapping a case on my iphone 4S is a legitimate answer, maybe for my iphone 4. You see, the beauty of forums is I don't just have to listen to you. You're just an opinion.


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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthonyiamador View Post
    I know the 4s antenna was redesigned but is anyone still having signal issues with the iPhone 4S? (no case)


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    I've never had a signal related problem with my 4S and I've had for over a year.
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    Default Re: Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthonyiamador View Post
    I know the 4s antenna was redesigned but is anyone still having signal issues with the iPhone 4S? (no case)


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    Tell you what. Show us proof of your claims and then use some citations as well. If you can't, then it's not a problem.
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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    I've had a 4S since launch day with no case and no reception problems. I'm using a 5 now but passed the 4S to my husband and he isn't having any reception problems with it.
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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Just me, do you use a case?


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    Default Re: Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthonyiamador View Post
    I know the 4s antenna was redesigned but is anyone still having signal issues with the iPhone 4S? (no case)
    The only ones having issues with no case are those who insist on holding the device such that their hand covers the antenna and attenuated signal. Others reporting issues have been using cases that are of poor design, using materials that are known to attenuate signals.

    And, as has been noted above, the design issues that were a factor in the past have been rectified. And have been extensively reported. Bringing this subject up when there should be ample information available can be disconcerting to those who've been around here a while...
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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Ok so I'm thinking I might have a defective iphone because I don't use a case either and just holding my phone i watch it go down 2 bars. Luckily it hasn't been 30 days. Gonna try and get a genius appt.


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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    P.s My intention isn't to stir things up. Just had a question about my phone. I may be new to the forums but I've been with apple since the iPhone 3G. I don't hold my phone tight at all. I use my right hand but is seems when my palm touches the antenna break on the right side of the phone it happens..


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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthonyiamador View Post
    Just me, do you use a case?


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    No sir. I do not.
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    Default Re: Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthonyiamador View Post
    Ok so I'm thinking I might have a defective iphone because I don't use a case either and just holding my phone i watch it go down 2 bars. Luckily it hasn't been 30 days. Gonna try and get a genius appt.

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    Now that is a completely different matter. As I stated above, there is NO problem with the antenna design of the iPhone beyond the initial GSM version of the iPhone 4. Others have also commented that they have no issue. You may have a defective phone. But there is no documentation on the internet that I have seen of any issues from the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 forward.

    And no, I don’t work for Apple. I am not afraid of anything you can post... you asked a question and I answered it. Others have chimed in with their thoughts an opinions... go see a Genius and see what they say.
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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Thanks for your guys' input!


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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Had a 4s for about a year before getting the 5 used cases and also went without I never had a issue either way

    I did read in the forum awhile back someone had a issue but it was because they were using a metal case and it caused issues with wifi and cell signal ..

    If you lose signal by holding it then it is def not a wide spread issue and is a issue with your single 4s
    If you can duplicate it at apple and can show it don't happen on other 4s the. They will more than likely replace it as being defective
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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    4S here and no case. No antennae issues either when using the phone.
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    Default Re: Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Here's some info on the 4S antenna and baseband. The chart near the bottom shows performance in different situations. The difference in performance between the 4S and the 4 (even the Verizon iPhone 4) is very significant.

    There are some people who for some strange reason, that if they're on a diet, they don't want you to eat a cupcake. If you do eat a cupcake, all they want to do is tell you that it tastes bad.
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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Very helpful thanks!


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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Does anyone think a factory reset as new iphone will work?


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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

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    Does anyone think a factory reset as new iphone will work?


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    I'm a huge fan of resetting and restoring as new via iTunes. Doing so has served me and many others well so I say go for it. Of course, backup your photos and stuff prior to restoring your device.
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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Now it makes a difference whether I do it via iTunes or just a factory reset in settings?


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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

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    Now it makes a difference whether I do it via iTunes or just a factory reset in settings?


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    When you restore as new via iTunes, it will download and install a fresh and complete copy of the latest iOS version.
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    Default Antenna gate issues similar to iphone 4 on 4s?

    Sweet thanks a lot!


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    Sweet thanks a lot!


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    You're very welcome. Enjoy the rest of your evening...
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