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  • Verizon iPhone Antenna Attenuation Issues
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa2CJZArOlg[/ame]



    We are all far to familiar with the good ol "death grip" associated with the iPhone 4, so it's no surprise that similar issue are affectsing the Verizon iPhone even with its new antenna design.

    iLounge has posted a video demonstrating the loss of cellular signal strength with the same "death grip", even crippling Wi-Fi reception by holding the device in your palms, dubbed the "death hug".

    It had been thought that the Verizon phone would function somewhat differently as far as how the antenna works, but it appears it used the same design and carries the same flaws as the original iPhone 4.

    While it should be noted, that this is generally only a huge issue if you already have a poor signal to begin with. I've been in many situations, where if the signal is strong to start, it won't attenuate nearly as much.

    It's hard to disagree with the video. Any other Verizon users showing the same issues?

    Verizon iPhone 4 antenna problems persist (video) | iLounge News
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Verizon iPhone Antenna Attenuation Issues started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 71 Comments
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      They thought the Verizon phone would actually function with LESS signal attenuation? Hah! That's what they get for thinking.

      "Can you hear me now?.........Hello?......He-Hello!.....Sh!t!
    1. Bunion's Avatar
      Bunion -
      If you're going to hold the phone like a douche then its probably going to cause problems. Just hold it normally we've already seen other manufacturers suffer the same problem so why is this ongoing?
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigorangekitty View Post
      "Can you hear me now?"

      lol.
      Lmao
    1. Jdbwood's Avatar
      Jdbwood -
      This was the most stupid video ever. Guy was annoyin as ****. And who gives a **** i haeva att iphone 4 and i rarely drop calls. When will these geeks stop being so ****** anal. Of course a phone is gonna loose reception if your coverin it with your whole hand what a idiot!!!

      Sorry jus gettin annoyed
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigorangekitty View Post
      "Can you hear me now?"

      lol.
      +1

      sucks for you on Verizon!!!

      i havent had that problem at all with at&t ... but it will drop calls and it didnt before when i was on tmobile
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      Free cases again ? Can't wait to see launch day and see how many people cry about this..
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
      Does anyone actually hold their iPhone like that?
      Exactly. I'm sure my iPhone4 could have antenna problems, but I hold my phone like a phone and don't try to smother it, so I don't have these problems...
    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      Quote Originally Posted by vedavis View Post
      It doesn't surprise me, since very little design changes were performed. I hope the iPhone 5 is better designed, but who's to say; it may be the 'nature of the beast' in order to fit that low profile case.
      Not really. They have the whole back plate they can use as a antenna.
    1. obtrunco's Avatar
      obtrunco -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa2CJZArOlg



      We are all far to familiar with the good ol "death grip" associated with the iPhone 4, so it's no surprise that similar issue are affectsing the Verizon iPhone even with its new antenna design.

      iLounge has posted a video demonstrating the loss of cellular signal strength with the same "death grip", even crippling Wi-Fi reception by holding the device in your palms, dubbed the "death hug".

      It had been thought that the Verizon phone would function somewhat differently as far as how the antenna works, but it appears it used the same design and carries the same flaws as the original iPhone 4.

      While it should be noted, that this is generally only a huge issue if you already have a poor signal to begin with. I've been in many situations, where if the signal is strong to start, it won't attenuate nearly as much.

      It's hard to disagree with the video. Any other Verizon users showing the same issues?

      Verizon iPhone 4 antenna problems persist (video) | iLounge News
      I've never experienced reception issues with iPhone 4 but I guess he's right about fringe areas.
    1. lkailburn's Avatar
      lkailburn -
      why do people always ***** about the way the testers hold the phone? "zomg who holds a phone like that".. like what? with one hand? i hold my phone like that all the time. it sits in my left hand, the left side butted up against my palm, my fingers wrapped around holding onto the right side of the phone. It's normal. i don't feel like dropping my phone thank you lol.

      -Luke
    1. ADF's Avatar
      ADF -
      Lol. Wow people/press let it go (literally). Who in the hell holds their phone death-grip style anyway?
      Seriously though... You're holding it wrong.
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Thestreetsla View Post
      I think this antenna issue should be dropped. If apple sees this as an issue they might add antenna to the next iPhone. I personally done have an issue with my phone and I don't use a case or a bumper. The only solution to the antenna issue is to add an antenna like the old phones the very unattractive flimsy antennas. I like my phone with my antenna built into the frame I don't want to have that stupid looking antenna. So please don't ruin it for the majority of us and stop making a big deal about the current antenna design.
      Don't worry I don't think the people at Apple are that stupid as you think. They will come up with a way to fix that won't sacrifice the sexyness eventually. If the first iPhone had an 1990's attenna I'm sure it wouldn't be as popular as it is today.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      Does it happen with the bumper ( or a case?)

      I think the antenna design is a huge Fail
      I feel it helped putting a case on it but I was only able to cut the signal from my phone a couple of times

      Quote Originally Posted by orozcoj4 View Post
      Really? I mean really? If you try hard enough I'm sure you can make any cell phone lose signal. I don't like covering up my iP4's sexy design but I'd rather protect my phone with a case rather than trying to impress people by showing them I have an iPhone. Put a bumper on it and move on.
      Well apple did have page on their site about how every phone has antenna problems

      Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
      Does anyone actually hold their iPhone like that?
      I know right, I only hold it tight if I'm walking by a drain or water
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by ADF View Post
      Lol. Wow people/press let it go (literally). Who in the hell holds their phone death-grip style anyway?
      Seriously though... You're holding it wrong.
      That's what Steve said.
    1. iphone2366's Avatar
      iphone2366 -
      Antenna issues on the iPhone 4 are like the Swine Flu.
      A few people got them but the media attention is HUGE.
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      Antenna issues on the iPhone 4 are like the Swine Flu.
      A few people got them but the media attention is HUGE.
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      To think that it wouldn't have this issue is nuts. Its the phone design and being that its an iPhone4 its still going to have the issue. Just as every cell phone on the market has, some better some worse.

      I am not even slightly bothered by this because my hope is the iPhone5 will be better designed to not have as much attenuation as the previous model. I am quite certain it won't.
    1. sevenstrails's Avatar
      sevenstrails -
      Ladies and gentlemen of the jury I'd like to bring forth evidence #507A, THE DEATH HUG,muuuaaahahahaha! dun dun dun! lol.
    1. landon418's Avatar
      landon418 -
      I hate my ipod touch 2g signal
    1. pyroemaniac's Avatar
      pyroemaniac -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      LOL yeah



      It matters..........Flaws yes, cover them up no thats wrong,

      Apple redesigned Iphone for CDMA they should of fixed this issue, I have seen the explanations of the Antenna, its a conduction issue with the case, other phones do not do it this bad so they know how, why not Apple?

      When did Apple ever say they would fix the antenna problem when they made the iphone for Verizon? I don't remember that statement ever being said. Dont critisize them when you are assuming they are required to completely change the design of a phone just to switch it over to another carrier. If they had done this then both At&t users and verizon users would not be getting an iphone 5 this year because they wasted all of development time and money just to change the old iphone 4. So stop complaining, you are getting the same thing all of the AT&T users have had and you should be happy