1. JustinSaneV2's Avatar
    06-23-2010 06:42 PM
  2. OTACORB's Avatar
    Already posted in two other threads, the existing problem thread and another service problem thread!
    06-23-2010 06:44 PM
  3. deadp1xel's Avatar
    lol it's gizmodo. I wouldn't trust anything they said. They are still upset because Jobs didn't invite them to wwdc.
    06-23-2010 06:46 PM
  4. OTACORB's Avatar
    lol it's gizmodo. I wouldn't trust anything they said. They are still upset because Jobs didn't invite them to wwdc.
    The are just reporting what is being reported to them. I can replicate this on 5 iPhone 4's that we got at the office today for myself and 4 other employees. I seems legit. Some are saying not all phones are impacted, but I've not seen that reported. Right now its 100% at least in my experience! LOL

    I don't want to blow this out of proportion though, so I say test yours yourself and see if you can verify it.
    06-23-2010 06:51 PM
  5. deadp1xel's Avatar
    The are just reporting what is being reported to them. I can replicate this on 5 iPhone 4's that we got at the office today for myself and 4 other employees. I seems legit. Some are saying not all phones are impacted, but I've not seen that reported. Right now its 100% at least in my experience! LOL

    I don't want to blow this out of proportion though, so I say test yours yourself and see if you can verify it.
    I won't have mine until tomorrow, but I'm optimistic that the problem isn't wide spread, and if it is, apple will take care of it.
    06-23-2010 06:56 PM
  6. OTACORB's Avatar
    I won't have mine until tomorrow, but I'm optimistic that the problem isn't wide spread, and if it is, apple will take care of it.
    Since I am able to take a cloth a put it between my hand and the aluminum antenna band and the reception remains perfect. I am glad I ordered those black bumpers, that still have not shipped!

    I have little doubt that Apple will take care of this issue.
    06-23-2010 07:00 PM
  7. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Since I am able to take a cloth a put it between my hand and the aluminum antenna band and the reception remains perfect. I am glad I ordered those black bumpers, that still have not shipped!

    I have little doubt that Apple will take care of this issue.
    I'm glad it doesn't affect everyone. Honestly I think if it was really wide spread there would be more people on here talking about it. Sucks it happened to you though. How is it doing besides the reception issue?
    06-23-2010 07:01 PM
  8. bjames2785's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure apple wouldn't release a device with a huge flaw like that, seeing as the only practical way to hold the phone would put your hand in contact with the band. S. Jobs def wouldn't have bragged about the antenna if it had this issue. if by the small chance apple would put out Iphone 4 with this downfall just buy a skin and problem solved.
    06-23-2010 07:04 PM
  9. whsbuss#IM's Avatar
    Go over to MacRumors and read the 300+ thread started just this afternoon. Its a design flaw that Apple will need to address.
    06-23-2010 07:05 PM
  10. OTACORB's Avatar
    I'm glad it doesn't affect everyone. Honestly I think if it was really wide spread there would be more people on here talking about it. Sucks it happened to you though. How is it doing besides the reception issue?
    Well I don't know that it doesn't impact everyone. I just read someone else say that, but I've not seen anything that would give me that idea that it isn't widespread.

    I am a bit disappointed in the speaker volume, seems lower to me than my 3GS, but I am still playing around, so I'll hold final judgement. The display is wonderful and it is fast. I love it. Did several FaceTime Chats, the clarity is unreal. Apple nailed this one!

    I'm pretty sure apple wouldn't release a device with a huge flaw like that, seeing as the only practical way to hold the phone would put your hand in contact with the band. S. Jobs def wouldn't have bragged about the antenna if it had this issue. if by the small chance apple would put out Iphone 4 with this downfall just buy a skin and problem solved.
    It is all over the internet. Would Apple release this without knowing there was an issue, anything is possible. We'll just have to see how this pans out. One thing for sure they are going to have to address this because it will get so much negative publicity, just what they didn't want in light of Verizon/Google's big Droid X release tomorrow.
    06-23-2010 07:13 PM
  11. bjames2785's Avatar
    just did a little reading guys, i'm currently eating my words lol. guess i'll be ordering a bumper or skin.
    06-23-2010 07:19 PM
  12. paulrkiii's Avatar
    I don't know if it has anything to do with it but ever since I updated my 3gs with ios4 whenever I do anything with data it goes from 3g all 5 bars to edge with 1 or 2 bars...I'll have my iphone 4 tomorrow so I guess I'll find out more about this then...
    06-23-2010 07:21 PM
  13. OTACORB's Avatar
    just did a little reading guys, i'm currently eating my words lol. guess i'll be ordering a bumper or skin.
    Well who would have thought?

    I have the black bumpers on order, that I ordered when I ordered my iPhone 4. My plan is to put the Invisible Shield on it and then use the bumpers. I got the Invisible Shield already. I guess I am going to go ahead and put it on tonight. See if that helps at all.

    The price we pay for being early adopters eh? hehehe
    06-23-2010 07:23 PM
  14. bjames2785's Avatar
    Well who would have thought?

    I have the black bumpers on order, that I ordered when I ordered my iPhone 4. My plan is to put the Invisible Shield on it and then use the bumpers. I got the Invisible Shield already. I guess I am going to go ahead and put it on tonight. See if that helps at all.

    The price we pay for being early adopters eh? hehehe
    lol exactly, and i haven't learned my lesson yet. im a gadget junky, i guess
    06-23-2010 08:01 PM
  15. MrFadedGlory#IM's Avatar
    Anyone having problems with their bars going down while holding the steel antenna on both left and right sides together???????
    06-23-2010 08:35 PM
  16. paulrkiii's Avatar
    My 32gig 3gs is doing the same thing....

    06-23-2010 09:01 PM
  17. paulrkiii's Avatar
    Don't think it's the antenna...my 3gs does the same thing since installing ios4

    06-23-2010 09:04 PM
  18. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    I'm running iOS4 on my 3GS, and don't have that problem.
    06-23-2010 09:24 PM
  19. california_matthew's Avatar
    They have said that when holding the actual steel that the signal seems to go down for some odd reason. They are saying the bumper cases will help this problem but if you are holding the steel band antenna then thats probably the problem.
    06-23-2010 09:43 PM
  20. ematts's Avatar
    This was covered extensively on engadget. Seems like a real issue for iPhone 4.
    06-23-2010 09:52 PM
  21. big9erfan's Avatar
    I notice it happen periodically. I can be holding the band and watch the signal drop down, I can then do nothing and watch it climb back up. I don't think it has to do with the way it's being held.
    06-23-2010 09:57 PM
  22. macharborguy's Avatar
    my real world experience so far


    no case + holding it = bad signal
    no case + have it plugged into an FM transmitter + not holding it = 5 bars great signal
    case + holding it = 5 bars great signal

    I am on the Edge network
    06-23-2010 10:04 PM
  23. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    My 16 gig 3G is doing the same thing. It is something in the new OS. At least it is not a hardware problem.
    06-23-2010 10:09 PM
  24. stphnman20's Avatar
    My 16 gig 3G is doing the same thing. It is something in the new OS. At least it is not a hardware problem.
    yea check it out!
    06-23-2010 10:10 PM
  25. OTACORB's Avatar
    Well that is interesting an issue with iOS4 itself! So, this is sounding more like a software thing given a few of these reports on the 3G and 3GS doing exactly the same thing since upgrading. I guess I never noticed on my 3GS for the 3 days I used it, because I had a case on it, so my hands were not coming into contact with the phone itself.
    06-23-2010 10:18 PM
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