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  • More validation of known reception issues?
    So by now everyone knows not to hold their shiny new iPhone 4 if they want to get reception (supposidly). Now I have not had issues with mine yet, but many MANY have.

    The response from Apple thus far has been mostly "There is no issue" or "You're holding it wrong".

    Well a recent job listing from Apple obviously serves to validate the issue as real, known and bad.

    Engadget Info:
    Three Apple job postings for iPhone / iPad antenna engineers to "Define and implement antenna system architecture to optimize the radiation performance for wireless portable devices." All three were posted on June 23rd, the same day that we started seeing widespread reporting of the left-handed reception issues. Coincidence?
    Link: Engadget

    What do you guys think?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: More validation of known reception issues? started by cpjr View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Apple thinks we are test monkies.
    1. DifferentialApp's Avatar
      DifferentialApp -
      it would be pretty cool to work for them.
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by pcmartinez View Post
      I think am one of the lucky ones because I hold my phone 4 any way I want and the reception is full all the time
      Or you are just in a area with great reception.
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      deep down, steve is shaking in his turtleneck and blue jeans
    1. iphone925's Avatar
      iphone925 -
      So Now what is next are they going to hire someone to fix there Proximity Issue ) as well ? Or should we just tape a cardboard over the sensor )
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      The fact that Apple has to hire one engineer to fix this is outrageous, three is just plain stupid. Silicon valley really is imploding. They have to hire an engineer to tell them most people will hold the phone by the bottom so antenna(s) at the top is a good idea. Apple has become borg, really sad.

      Dear Steve,
      You have to engineer your products to function with the way people work ( I know you would like to re-engineer people and would if government let you) to work with the way you design products.
    1. zoolander369's Avatar
      zoolander369 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianlg View Post
      I'm wondering if I should hold out on buying the new iPhone now..
      I've been trying to sell my 3GS and then planning on running out and buying a 32gig 4g.
      Anyone know if those rubber Bumper things for the phone help with the reception issue?

      And if I buy the new 4, and then they start releasing them with better reception shortly after, I'll be pissed.
      The rubber bumpers do absolutely nothing. If I hold the phone with my left hand, the signal drops from 5 bars to ZERO.

      This issue is beyond human skin transfer.

      I'm returning my phone since I can't get through a phone call.

      Back to my 3gs!
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      Just sayin............


      thumbnail is just perfect size for a avatar i got use this one1, with all the craze going on right now that is just hilarious!
    1. an0ther's Avatar
      an0ther -
      Quote Originally Posted by gmpendl View Post
      ok so hopefully they get it fixed but WHERE IS THE JAILBREAK.I AM READY READY READY FOR THAT
      AMEN! I have no issues with my 4 at all. I have had them all and the 4 is my favorite by far. I am ready to have all my favorite jb apps back. Facetime over 3g will be nice too.
    1. illmatic6688's Avatar
      illmatic6688 -
      i love apple products and have a boat load of em, have had the iphone since the original, but even i'm pissed with how Steve is handling this. "hold it differently?' screw u! why the HELL would you put the antenna on the bottom and not on top of the phone, or maybe even in the middle. i was just freaking watching an ipad video from apple, and they're sitting there going on about how magical the device is, because there is no wrong or right way to hold it, it is built to fit you, not the other way around. lmao! my iPhone 4 doesn't neccessarily have this issue, unless i grip it very tightly, around all 3 antennas. then i lose all bars, but am still able to make calls with perfect clarity, so I am not sure if this is a software issue or not.