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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Hmmm
by mmesantos1 on Thu 1st Jul 2010 23:21 UTC
mmesantos1
Member since:
2009-02-03

Some food for thought, when it comes down too it how many people buy a cell phone and then at the same time buy a protective case of some sort for the phone. Most people do, I see it all the time. So buy the bumper case and enjoy the new phone. :-)

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RE: Hmmm
by shashank_hi on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 04:25 in reply to "Hmmm"
shashank_hi Member since:
2009-08-27

I disagree. I've been strongly considering getting an iPhone (4) without a bumper. It's still under consideration as I'm hoping that a firmware upgrade is coming soon.

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RE[2]: Hmmm
by Neolander on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 05:54 in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I disagree. I've been strongly considering getting an iPhone (4) without a bumper. It's still under consideration as I'm hoping that a firmware upgrade is coming soon.

How could a firmware upgrade fix poor antenna design ?

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