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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by xmv_ on Thu 1st Jul 2010 22:27 UTC
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2006-06-09

Please posters read the anandtech article. it explains why some "don't" get the problem.
Actually everyone has the problem, but due to the way the iphone handles it, if you have good signal it will show 4-5 bars even when your signal gets pretty low when you cover it

if you don't have perfect signal, the covering however make you lose enough signal that the connection will cut, all the bars fall down as well

A friend of mine got the phone yesterday so we could test and had the same result. nearby phone carrier antenna, cover iphone 4 (well contact the 2 antenna with your hand), 5 bars

walk 5min, repeat, 0 bars. we have a good coverage here in europe, but in most places, putting your hand at the wrong place cut the signal. it's a little annoying because you do happen to "hold it that way" from time to time, so he's getting a bumper.

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