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All i have to say is This should not short the antenna right ?...
06-23-2010, 09:46 PM #161
All i have to say is
This should not short the antenna right ?
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06-23-2010, 09:49 PM #162
Its great to see that some people are not having the issue but scary to see that most people are. Hopefully i win the lottery when i pick mine up tomorrow.Apples taste good. PwnApples taste better!
06-23-2010, 09:50 PM #163
06-23-2010, 09:52 PM #164
So if it is the software.... I held my phone the same way in the video and after about 1 minute, I had "searching". I attempted to make a call and go the "call failed" message and "no signal" for bars. Can software do this?
06-23-2010, 09:53 PM #165
06-23-2010, 09:55 PM #166
What the ****?
06-23-2010, 09:55 PM #167
I tried to replicate this on my iPhone 3GS, and my roommates iPhone 4. Niether phone lost any signal.
06-23-2010, 09:56 PM #168
I always felt like apple was sort of behind on hardware, no question this phone has it's flaws.
06-23-2010, 09:57 PM #169
I have this samen effect on my 3GS.... Just simply touch all 4 sides of the metal band and it's like magic!!! No more signal bars, who needs those anyway?
06-23-2010, 09:58 PM #170
having the same issue wtf!!
06-23-2010, 09:59 PM #171
Haha...yeah ummm i think they knew this and thats why they have the bumpers...cuz are they gunna take a shot at makin a protectet now...hmmmm
06-23-2010, 10:02 PM #172
Mine does the same thing...I thought it was just me.
06-23-2010, 10:07 PM #173
06-23-2010, 10:07 PM #174
Nop I don't loose any bar by holding all 4 side of the metal parts soo someone just made up about 3gs
And abt iPhone 4 havnt tested yet hopefully something will come up soon
06-23-2010, 10:07 PM #175
think you got a bad phone 'cause it doesn't happen for me
06-23-2010, 10:08 PM #176
ya know with all the talk about apple purposely holding back stuff on a model of iphone or ipad (like the ipad camera) just so they can add it the next year to boost sales, it doesn't seem unlikely that they made the phone like this so that they can squeeze an extra 30 bucks for the bumpers from everyone. 30 X 600,000 is a lot of money. And it just seems funny that these bumpers seem to only be good for fixing the reception problem. Can't they get sued for knowingly selling a broken product and making the customer spend more to fix it instead of them fixing it????
06-23-2010, 10:11 PM #177
06-23-2010, 10:12 PM #178
And oh, you blame consumers for forcing Apple to release a new phone each year? Are these the same people forcing Apple to use Flash? Apple rushed the release of the phone and this basic mistake will leave it, and us, the preorder folks, as naked as the emperor in his fine robes for releasing and purchasing such a flawed product.
Your remaining two points, insofar as they blame anyone other than Apple, are equally meritless.
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06-23-2010, 10:15 PM #179
06-23-2010, 10:17 PM #180
This is the same in the other iPhones if you touch the right spots.. it's just more obvious in the 4 because of the design, but how it is held in the video is unnatural anyway so.. I don't think this will end up being a problem, just like it hasn't been with the other iPhones..
Of course, not everyone gets it, the better reception you have, ie, if you're very close to a repeater, the less chances you have of it happening, you have to be somewhere more or less with bad reception.. But if you want to try with a 3G, just hold your fingers close to the four corners, and bam.
(Not to mention this is an issue with most other phones, don't you always have worse reception while holding it than when leaving it alone?)
Last edited by ElderBrE; 06-23-2010 at 10:20 PM.