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Rofl. Im glad I decided to stick with my 3g....
06-23-2010, 09:13 PM #61
Rofl. Im glad I decided to stick with my 3g.
06-23-2010, 09:13 PM #62
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06-23-2010, 09:13 PM #63
i wonder how chaotic it will be to get into the apple store tomorrow just to buy the damn bumpers, or some sort of case. i am one of the lucky ones who got their phone today. but i too am suffering from dropped calls. and after seeing this post and trying just what i saw in the video, i got the same exact results. kinda sucks. but simply holding it with my shirt over my hand seems to do the trick. phone is f-n sweet otherwise. but they do need to fix this. and it won't be by way of simple update.
06-23-2010, 09:14 PM #64
Those that say it doesn't work hold the phone sideways like playing a game or browsing the web then hold the phone with your fingers on all 4 edges then u will see the signal drop.
06-23-2010, 09:14 PM #65
I'm hoping it's only a software problem. I cover up the bands and it goes from 5 bars down to 1. But I NEVER lose signal completely. I'm going to turn my wifi off and see what happens to 3G network and whether it goes to Edge at 1 bar. Not sure if that will really say much though.
06-23-2010, 09:15 PM #66
its a software issue its happing to 3g and 3gs [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Lpt2YkF3Q]YouTube - iPhone reception issue on iPhone 3G.mov[/ame]
06-23-2010, 09:15 PM #67
Gizmodo has 16 videos up now of different users and tests... The problem only happens wen you are touching the left side and the bottom band at the same time... Seems to create major interference. A recall would be an epic fail.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
06-23-2010, 09:16 PM #68
06-23-2010, 09:16 PM #69
100% repeatable. Just press one single finger against the bottom and left side of the phone (between the 2 antennas) and 5 bars becomes none in about 10 seconds.
And I've dropped about 6 calls already, several while testing and a few more accidentally from holding the phone the wrong way. Which of course means signal quality IS actually degraded, and it is not just an indication issue.
I *really* doubt this can be fixed in software. This one is going to cost Apple.
06-23-2010, 09:16 PM #70
How did you all get your iphone 4 activated? I got mine today and att says they can't activate it till tomorrow! PLEASE HELP!!
06-23-2010, 09:17 PM #71
Now you know why.
Early adopters FTW> LOL!!!!Screw #Winning, I'm #Juanning
iMac 27" i5 quad 2.8Ghz (1TB), MacBook Pro 17" 2.6, iPhone 4s
06-23-2010, 09:19 PM #72
06-23-2010, 09:20 PM #73
Apples taste good. PwnApples taste better!
06-23-2010, 09:21 PM #74
I can definitely say that this is true. Happens every time you pick up the phone. Sit the phone back down and the signal goes up. So, I decided to try a little experiment. Put my iSkin 3GS case around it, and guess what. The bars went back up while holding it!!!
06-23-2010, 09:21 PM #75
Ha this is why I never buy anything on release date. I just wait for them to work out the big kinks then get it. But I'm not sure how this wasn't worked out before they even released it.... I mean come on it doesn't sound too hard to find out that it does that. You would think they would have noticed and fixed this problem before they go and sell 600,000+ in one day.
06-23-2010, 09:22 PM #76
Maybe it's from the new materials
06-23-2010, 09:22 PM #77
its not the phone its the software there's plenty of videos on youtube showing the same thing happen with the 3g and 3gs i posted one a few post ago, also a few reports say a fresh restore (not from back up) has fixed some
06-23-2010, 09:22 PM #78
06-23-2010, 09:24 PM #79
Holy Balls you're right, well that must be why Apple made the Bumpers.
06-23-2010, 09:24 PM #80
Apparently you need to wear gloves when holding the iphone4 and take them off to use the touchscreen.
Can't wait til I get to pick up my POS iPhone4 tomorrow.