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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A Week Later
by REM2000 on Thu 1st Jul 2010 22:08 UTC
REM2000
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2006-07-25

I got the iPhone 4 on launch day last week, i have been using intensely to really stress test it and being completely honest i haven't had a problem with phone calls on the phone. I haven't held the device in any particular funny way, ive held it normally, i.e. how i hold all phones including the 3G.

I don't know if it's the network o2 (UK), however i will say that phone calls are a lot cleaner and sharper from noise, it's like the person on the other end is sitting in the same room, which i think is due to the extra mic.

I have been in traveling around the following areas in the uk, suffolk, essex, cambridge, london and north norfolk and never had a dropped call.

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