Shortly after the iPhone 4 was released during the summer of 2010, the first serious "iPhone scandal" - sans the lost prototype debacle - manifested in a little something that came to be known as the "death grip" phenomenon. Many - but not all users - began reporting dropped calls and total loss of signal whenever they touched (with bare hands) a particularly sensitive part of the handset, thereby exploiting an apparent weakness in the iPhone 4's antenna design.
Consequently, in the wake of Apple running wild with a free bumper program to quell the anxious masses, many wondered if “Antennagate” would rear its ugly head once more via the iPhone 4S. Well, fortunately for current and prospective owners of the new iPhone 4S, it appears that the "death grip" is dead and buried once and for all.
So how did Apple remedy the problem that perpetually made headlines throughout the summer of 2010? The iPhone 4S represents Apple's switch to a dual antenna design. As a result, the device is capable of switching antennas to maximize signal. Simply put, the is no conceivable way to "hold it wrong." And all the tests so far confirm that the iPhone 4's antenna issues won't see new life in the iPhone 4S. Want to see for yourself?
Check out the video below from Italy’s iSpazio. In the demo, you can see that the iPhone 4S minimizes the loss of signal that was experienced via the iPhone 4 when users "held it wrong" (man, do I hate that phrase.) Even if you don't speak Italian, take a look and see how the improved antenna design eliminates last year's most persistent iPhone problem.