Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Jul 2010 19:04 UTC
Apple So, the iPhone 4 has been out for a while, and is getting mostly pretty good reviews - there's one major sore spot, though. Apple made this hoopla about their fancy antenna thingie, but as it turns out, this thingie is kind of a design flaw, causing signal loss (and dropped calls) for some people. Despite downplaying by Steve Jobs himself, AnandTech has done a thorough investigation, and they've found out that the problem - which affects every mobile phone - is a whole lot worse on the iPhone 4 due to the new antenna. At the same time, however, the iPhone has much better reception in low signal situations. What?
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by deathshadow on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 19:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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2005-07-12

In other words you want a phone designed by Kalashnikov at the peak of the Cold War?

Toss it in the deep end of a swamp for two weeks, dig it out, put it in the sand and drive over it five or six times with a half-track, pick it up, smack it on the side twice to loosen things up, piss down the barrel to wash out any funk, rack the bolt and start firing?

Of course, I'm loving a design flaw that can be fixed with a piece of electrical tape.

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