Apple iPhone 4's signal problem explained
0. phoneArena 30 Jun 2010, 21:58 posted on
When cupping the phone in the lower left side, you are basically merging two antenna together using your body as a bridge...
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38. bgapfire (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)
Good morning to all. I don't own an iP4, but have a couple of friends that do. I have talked to them on several occassions and we have tested this "lost signal" issue. With our testing, we have not experienced the issue others have. As with mass manufacturing, maybe there was a bad batch. I don't think it is an issue for all iP4 owners. It is amazing how bad press can make a good product look bad. Glad I own BB.
40. cupax (Posts: 15; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
I know how Apple can fix this for free: In the next firmware update they should fix the signal bar scale to show always 5 bars!!! That's genious!!!* * no it's not genious, but it's very possible Apple would do it.
43. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
There shall be no lawsuits - go out and purchase a 1.00 rubber bracelet and run it around the phone, cutting the appropriate holes. For any one with the iphone 4 (and within the 30-day buyer's remorse period) - RETURN IT!! - you have 30 days - stop whining and take control of the situation. Grow up and be an adult.
44. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Another dumbass suing apple: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) were both sued in federal court by iPhone 4 customers who claim the companies knowingly sold them a defective product. The separate suits, filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland and in San Francisco, claim the two companies violated their warranty policies, and come just six days after the phone's debut. The Maryland suit alleges the companies committed a host of other offenses, including general negligence, fraud, deceptive trade practices and misrepresentation. Apple has faced a barrage of criticism over the iPhone 4 since it launched last week to a record 1.7 million sales in its first three days. Concerns center on the phone's antenna and reception issues customers have experienced when holding the device a certain way. Some antenna experts have said that holding the device in a certain way can bridge the antennas in the stainless steel band that goes around the phone. "Plaintiffs are left with a device that cannot be used for the normal purpose and in the normal manner in which such devices are intended to be used," read the lawsuit filed in Maryland, which is seeking class-action status. "Plaintiffs are unable to return the phone without incurring a substantial restocking fee." The other suit took a similar tack. "Apple's sale of the iPhone with this unannounced defect, assuming Apple's prior knowledge of the defect, constitutes misrepresentation and fraud," Christopher Dydyk of Cambridge, Mass., said in his complaint, filed in San Francisco. "In omitting to disclose the defect in the iPhone 4, Apple perpetrated a massive fraud upon hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting customers." Apple has responded to the antenna issue by recommending that customers hold the iPhone 4 in a different way or purchase a case for the device. Dydyk asked Apple to ship its own case, a rubber "bumper," for free to consumers who pre-ordered an iPhone 4, or that the company be forced to pay for customers' bumpers. Representatives from Apple and AT&T did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Apple and AT&T faced a series of lawsuits following the debut of the iPhone 3G in 2008 that faulted the companies for poor cellular signal strength.
45. 3watts (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Jul 2009)
I have a solution that I haven't heard yet. How about wearing a thick rubber glove? It looks cool and it would solve the problem. MJ did it in the 80's and I think we should bring it back.
51. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)
You guys really need to chill out. They are all just PHONES! Jeeze, what's the big deal?! you guys are all so competitive, over something so stupid. how about you guys get involved in sports, or something....
56. taaars (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Jun 2010)
You know what they say..there is always a bad apple in the bunch.. :P
70. skybucks21 (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Dec 2009)
As usual, the iphone is still the best in this site. Shame on you "iphonearena"!