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[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Neolander on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 07:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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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?

Add up 1 month battery life and I'm sold ^^

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

It remains a design flaw :
1/Why is it the users, and not the designers from Apple, who have to put that piece of electrical tape in place ?
2/If you put something as ugly as electrical tape in contact with the iPhone 4, it will immediately stop being Premium Apple Hardware and became a normal touchscreen smartphone from 2010, a device trying to be both a phone and a computer and being shitty at both. Who would want that to happen ?

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