+ Reply
Page 9 of 29 FirstFirst ... 7891011 19 ... LastLast
Results 161 to 180 of 564

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Say What?! iPhone 4 Loses Reception Bars When Held by the Antenna Band?

is a discussion within the

iPhone News

forums, a part of the

General iPhone

section;
All i have to say is This should not short the antenna right ?
...
  1. #161
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    160
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts

    All i have to say is





    This should not short the antenna right ?

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to iphone925 For This Useful Post:

    mysteryskater125 (06-23-2010)

  3. #162
    iPhoneaholic kickerman65's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    306
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 73 Times in 54 Posts

    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!

  4. #163
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by KSMatic View Post
    Turn off Wifi, Bluetooth and you won't lose reception. Your hand is acting like a circuit thats "short-circuiting" the reception when touched together. When its off, it doesn't short because its not on.

    Try it.
    No. I tried turning off wifi and bluetooth, it doesn't solve my reception loss.

  5. #164
    iPhone? More like MyPhone NiteStar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    113
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts

    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?

  6. #165
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    269
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by iphone925 View Post
    All i have to say is





    This should not short the antenna right ?
    Just remember to take a glove off every time you want to click the screen. Or maybe cut a hole in the finger of one of the gloves.

    By the way how can software even make the reception go away if you're touching the outside of the phone?

  7. #166
    My iPhone is a Part of Me tudtran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Foco, Colorado
    Posts
    998
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 36 Times in 28 Posts

    What the ****?

  8. #167
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I tried to replicate this on my iPhone 3GS, and my roommates iPhone 4. Niether phone lost any signal.

  9. #168
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Bluprint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Mi
    Posts
    272
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts

    I always felt like apple was sort of behind on hardware, no question this phone has it's flaws.

  10. #169
    Green Apple justinpotter81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    96
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts

    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?

  11. #170
    iPhoneaholic BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    449
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts

    having the same issue wtf!!

  12. #171
    Green Apple scooby4's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    51
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts

    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

  13. #172
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Mine does the same thing...I thought it was just me.

  14. #173
    iPhone? More like MyPhone katmeef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hamilton, ON
    Posts
    265
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
    Really, do you honestly think this is a new product? They had a year or maybe more to design this iPhone and they can't find such a trivial problem that a consumer discovered in one day?
    Maybe I didn't make myself clear when I said I think it's an intentional flaw to get geohot to drop his exploit. Whether you agree or not I really couldn't care... Edit: The fact that I'm dropping bars in my 3GS, which I've never noticed in the past, says enough for me.

  15. #174
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts

    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

  16. #175
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    90
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    think you got a bad phone 'cause it doesn't happen for me

  17. #176
    previously known as allizonanikon
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    New York (upstate)
    Posts
    253
    Thanks
    146
    Thanked 34 Times in 30 Posts

    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????

  18. #177
    iPhone? More like MyPhone katmeef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hamilton, ON
    Posts
    265
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by justinpotter81 View Post
    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?
    What baseband are you on?

  19. #178
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Vermont, USA
    Posts
    137
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by spyder2005 View Post
    Not to bail Apple out here but that's what happens when:

    A)People expect a new iPhone every year, on the dot around June.
    B)Someone releases details about an unreleased phone (gizmodo)forcing Apple to release the phone earlier in order to maintain old product (3GS) profitability
    C) a company is forced to keep up with its market position

    FACT IS, as you can tell from posts in this thread.
    Some people have the issue, some people dont.
    Ive realized the whole "place your phone on the table to get more service" issue ever since my first cell in 1996. My 2G, 3G and 3GS all do that. To that extent (0 bars), NO, but they all do it. So nobody should be accusing anyone for "bs" or calling someone a "smartass" only cause its not happening to you.

    Give it some time. A solution will be found. Either you'll return your unit or the situation is solved software wise. I still dont have my iphone4 but im still getting it, because with a company the size of Apple the issue will get resolved (cash or fix) one way or another.

    Patience is a virtue.
    You must work for the company. I agree with you, bot only in part, particularly since you seem to believe that returning the unit is a solution. I don't know about you, but I didn't purchase the phone I got today only to return it tomorrow because it has worse reception than I had before. The cash fix is getting your money back - will that come with an adjustment for the time value lost of that money - I bet not. What I want is a sweet smart phone. A crucial thing for me is that my smartphone work. I can always use my wife's iPod Touch otherwise.

    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.

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to twitchthecat For This Useful Post:

    iphone925 (06-23-2010)

  21. #179
    iPhone? More like MyPhone katmeef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hamilton, ON
    Posts
    265
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by flintoff View Post
    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
    Well I do have the problem on my 3GS..
    What baseband are you using on your 3GS which is unaffected?

  22. #180
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    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.

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts