Antenna issues may have carried over to Verizon's iPhone 4
The death grip found on the Verizon version of the Apple iPhone 4 affects cellular signals, as well as WiFi. If these claims of antenna issues become more and more common, just as they did after the device launched on AT&T, will Apple resort to free bumpers again to solve the problem? Check out the video and tell us what you think in the comments below.
source: Redmond Pie
1. trentsinmypants (Posts: 324; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)
honestly, who holds their phone like that?
36. DaveyJE24 (Posts: 54; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
nobody lol I just gave my verizon iphone 4 the ultimate death grip and it only lost one bar out of five. Not a big deal at all. I doubt anyone will ever squeeze their phone that hard when they are using it unless they are getting frustrated at angry birds. Give it up noobs.
43. kocho (unregistered)
I hold my phone like that, so it's a big deal to me!!!
Apple has been a computer company for 3 decades, of which they are great at, but have only been making phones since January 2007. They have a lot to learn still....
44. KParks23 (Posts: 554; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
if u watch the other video about this like bobbytaba said u can see where this could be a problem and it is.... he just holds it like that to show u obviously no1 wants to watch a 15 min video but if u put the phone and hold it in your left hand that is exactly how u would hold it not this vid but jon4lakers and after 10 min or so the call will drop ive had it happen on my cuz vzw iphone but only happens to me cuz im left handed!!! he has not had it happen to him
2. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
why couldnt you guys use jon4Lakers video of this. This guy is terrible
3. LionStone (Posts: 640; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
I think that if I loaded my phone with 100 psi, it would be altered in some way too...
Does he hug all his phones that way, or just ip?
4. tarbndr (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Feb 2011)
Here we go again!!! I got mine and it works great!!! Verizon nailed it this time, attt version sucked this new one is awesome!! On it all day Monday and Tuesday not one drop call.. Go ahead haters of the iPhone and verizon talk shit. Droid phones aren't half as good ive had 4 of them both services too... iPhone on verizon so far the best.nat least here in las Vegas it is..
5. Correction (unregistered)
Android phones not Droid phones. For some reason it bugs me when ppl call all androids DROIDS. Droid is a Brand of phones, android is the OS
6. Landmarkcm (Posts: 500; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
hopefully the return of webOs begins today with Hp's big event!!! and gives them all a run for there money :)
8. LTE4G (unregistered)
DId anyone else notice when he "hugged" his phone the vzw signal seemed to improve, should have tested it that way on 3G :) Maybe it would be even faster lol
9. Whateverman (Posts: 3248; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I an not a fan of the iPhone (Droid X is king!) but I have got to call BS on this one! The guy is completely cupping and covering every surface of the phone. Who surfs the web like that? Don't create a fake issue. Enjoy your phone and don't worry about what happens when you hold your phone, in a way you would never really hold your phone!
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Maybe the guy is an AT&T stooge who was contracted to find a way to replicate the AT&T iPhone antenna issue on the VZW iPhone as a way to sow doubt in consumers' minds? Desperate times call for desperate measures....
10. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Whatever slow-rizon put its hands on turns crap, remember the BB STORM...!!!!
13. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
I am not defending iPhone, I am an Android guy, but there is no way you can saythe Storm was crap because of the network. It was just a crap phone! And how the hell can you compare the iPhone to the pre-mature release of the BB Storm???
15. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yea that would make sence if verizon actually manufactured phones. that BB means Blackberry, as in RIM made it not VZW. What a tool.
These videos all irk me. They all talk about some crazy death grip where u gotta basically squeeze ur phone to death. noone does that in real life. the att iphone4 didnt have just that issue.. it had an issue where u would simply touch the left side and it would zap the signal.
why does PA keep posting these idiotic videos?
22. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
All hadnsets are tweaked by the network that is gonna carry it, exept the Iphone, make you research b4 bashing some one fanboy.....!!!!
25. VZW REP (unregistered)
"Make you research?" WTF?? Are you European or some shit? Cause if you're not you should be embarassed to type like a five year old.
You know what, I take back what I said, keep posting with your whack ass grammar. If this is what you really think and how you really talk in real life, I'm GLAD you're not on Verizon, cause you're just making us look good right now. It makes me feel good knowing you're out there frustrating some poor AT&T rep when you can't figure out how many WIFI's or GB's are on your iPhone.
35. Sniggly (Posts: 7301; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Why? Because Phonearena has been trying to discourage its readers from going for Verizon since it was announced. Almost every article regarding Verizon, and especially involving the iPhone, has had a negative slant on it.
38. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
You're an idiot...This site pushes the iPhone in every article it writes. It doesnt matter if its Verizon or AT&T or if it's just an article saying "iPhones are super cool"...Verizon doesn't deserve the business, hell the service barely works here in Maryland, maybe thats why they dont push carriers, because it matters where you LIVE if the service works...Phones the hardware is the hardware no matter where you live...and the iPhone sucks EVERYWHERE anyways.
39. Whateverman (Posts: 3248; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I agree with you Sniggly. The last few arrivals have all seemed to be very much anti-VZW iphone. Look at the last one about VZW mixing up customer orders. How could they mix up ESN numbers in original packaging? If the wrong ESN is in the box, that means Apple messed up, not VZW!
11. Matt UK (unregistered)
What a knob, who holds their phone like that, I mean really!?! lol
14. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
Another Apple screw up that fan boys will blame on the end user. Who holds their phone like that? Apparently no one that wants to be able to receive a signal with an iphone. I hold my phone any way I want and it doesn't change the reception one way or another. Let's hear all the excuses for Apple now...
16. protozeloz (Posts: 5394; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
is it me or they are juicing signal out?
17. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
First off ,I agree WHo holds their phone like that anyway?Second,the iPhone4 isn't even a 4gLTE ...Yes I'm glad that VZW finally gets the iPhone after 3.5 years but they still got to wait til 2012 to get the iPhone 5 which I could care less. The Moto Atrix4g is what's popping now esp w/pre-orders on 2/13 along w/the Bionic which is waaayyyy better!!!
18. Phoneguy36 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Feb 2011)
Are you serious? Take this video down. Who holds their phone like this? What a joke.
19. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Who cares about HOW he holds his phone...the point is the phone signal SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED by how you hold your phone!!!!
24. marshefen (Posts: 24; Member since: 27 Jan 2011)
Actually it should be. There have been plenty of phones for years that have a sticker on the back of the phone saying do not touch phone in this area, internal antenna. I just looked at my old Samsung Omnia and it has a sticker that reads "Internal Antenna Area. For best performance, Do NOT touch this area when using your phone."
26. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Right and this is seen as a negative on the phone.
20. Yo (unregistered)
Lol he's choking it
27. Dxrren (unregistered)
This article is crap. As a loyal droid X person and owner of an Iphone 4 Verizon model for work I call BS on this. The antenna works just fine and infact I pull a stronger signal than my droid x in some places. I can death grip my phone to death and nothing happens and calls don't drop. Do you idiots really think they would have spent that long redesigning the phone and not addressing the antenna thing? Phonearena needs to step up its reporting. The BS stories........
28. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Yes, it's apple...they will screw anyone at anytime to save a $. Look at the iPad 2, 1mp and .3mp cameras w/ same screen resolution as before...Duh
30. MrJazzPurr27 (unregistered)
They should of waited for the "Can You Hear Me Now" commercial and made sure that this wasn't an issue naw you look stupid.
31. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Man seriously I love argue with premature born rednecks like you, you came out with insults but nothing that u said proof me wrong, but its ok partner keep thinking you know a lot of cell tech and btw not even if I get slow-rizon for free i will use that obsolete shit....in Europe and Japan we know the best and the latest in cellphone tech and is not that CDMA american crap....!!!
33. Sniggly (Posts: 7301; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
When the Storm had problems, Blackberry tried to fix them and released the Storm 2.
When the Droid X had screen issues, Motorola fixed the problem and replaced affeccted handsets.
When the iPhone had a fatal reception problem, Apple blamed it on the customers, then the software, then offered free cases and said the problem was solved.
Whether or not it is solved, the fact remains that Apple showed their true attitude toward their customer base. And the sad truth is that when they pissed on their fans, their fans opened up their mouths, swallowed, thanked Apple for breakfast and then bent over and asked to be spanked.
40. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
this guy in the video is full of BS. he puts a grip on it.. and then lets go of it and what does he get?? ONE BAR more than what he had when he had a grip on it. clearly its not the grip. and who holds their phone like that anyways? doesnt look like a very comfortable way to go about it at all. i sure wouldnt.
41. vzw fanman (Posts: 1974; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
the iphone sucks. it's a playskool toy.
42. Sniggly (Posts: 7301; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
On the bright side I visited the Apple Store today and tested the AT&T iPhones. The death grip still exists. :)
Hilarious side note: all those crying about "you don't hold it like that!" Where were you when Jobs and co. tried to show the death grip on other phones and had to squeeze them really fucking hard or hold them in weird ways?