Turn your iPhone 4's weak spot into a usable key

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Turn your iPhone 4's weak spot into a usable key
If you own the iPhone 4 and have been dropping calls whenever you touch the lower left corner where the two antenna meet, now you can take advantage of Apple's design flaw and turn it into a usable key to end phone calls. At the same time, if you are a die-hard Apple fan who thinks that Cupertino can do no wrong, by placing this sticker on the phone you can convince yourself that this was all done on purpose. The sticker will cost you all of $4 for a set of four, and is available by clicking on the source link. Quite an ingenious way of turning lemon into lemonade (Apple into Appleade?). Of course, you need to make sure that your model is one of the many that is affected by the left-handed death grip. The sticker is made from vinyl and easily wipes clean.

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31 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

:)))))) nice indeed

14. Gowireless

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 23, 2010

im not going to talk bad about steve no more i think him for that pos of a iphone my kiosk is right by the apple store we get people in all day long porting over there numbers to verizon cause of the iphone they all jumped ship for the droids THANK YOU STEVE FOR BEING THE DUMB A@@ YOU ARE AND FOR NOT RECALLING THE IPHONE

2. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Brilliant!!! LMAO. Steve Jobs is about to sue somebody. Again!

3. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

People sure know how to rip-off. The package probably costs 4 cents total to make lol.

4. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

I think you iPhone4 users should introduce the weak spot to a sledge hammer! No more death grip : 0 )

5. Caligula

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 12, 2010

I have not seen a iphone user to have their iphones without a cover, bumper or something else to protect the phone, so it's time to stop all this bullish complaining about because anyway you guys do not own one.

9. taaars

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 27, 2010

So...your saying that someone who buys a I phone MUST use a case, wow...so If i sell you something that is defective by my fault..and I tell you..well..you have to buy this other piece so you don't have that problem..you are completely satisfied with that?..I need more customers like you

13. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

u know wat i own a fucking iphone 4 n I DO NOT HAVE case for it... ima get rid of my iphone anyways cuz it fucking suckz as a phone yes it works great as an ipod but as a phone it just doesnt cut it ..it sucks when u need it to work and at&t service doesnt help either , ima get a different phone like a droid x or evo idk im still deciding ...

25. deejh

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

Smartest move you could make........Either one will be an excellent choice. I have the EVO and love this phone but I'm sure the droid X is just as good.

28. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

yes i think ill also be getting the evo fuck at&t n their crappy iphone 4

6. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

lol... I'd rather have a clear sticker on and keep the new iphone look fresh.

7. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

I just couldn't help it but laugh out loud XDDD But thinking it would in fact make the same effect than a bumper so it's not likely going to work. Anyway, it made me laugh the crap out of me XD

8. Gowireless

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 23, 2010

wow this is dumb thats there come back for a phone that dont work right turn it into a button lol that is weak steve recall your pos of a phone. man up

10. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

that is so stupid... Iphone is a joke

11. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

hahaha steve fail, sticker win

12. cadetz unregistered

hello... hello... hello... i can't hear you... i'm holding... hello... i'm using the death grip on... hello... hello.... iphone... (beep beep beep....)

15. anthonygolovey

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

Iam sick of this bs, did you guys not see the APPLE PRESS CONFRENCE? Did you not see other phones doing the same thing, i dont have a case on mine and i dont DROP ANY CALLS, YES MY BARS GO DOWN THEN GOES BACK UP AND STAYS THERE. I hold it anyways and use it as a regular phone, if you put it in your head NOT TO HOLD IT THERE you will worry about not holding it there, its a mind thing eeveryone is blowing this way OUT OF PROPORTION. Everyone is just jelous because they hella want one but trying to find an exuse not to switch from verizon. I had verizon for 5 years and yes i had no problems with the SERVICE, but i had problems with the PHONES. I had HTC Incredible and yes it was a very good phone, but it had bunch of errors and i did get couple of dropped calls a month. Again NO phone is perfect, i will find a problem with any phone, but if you compare them really close the apple iphone 4 is almost perfect. I will admit verizon was a little bit better service wise, but not that much AT&T is really good too, and i did notice there 3g is a little faster, and yes i get 3g coverage everywhere I GO. so go head bring on the comments i will respond. heres a link of the DROIDS X failed SCreens OH NO LETS BLOW THIS OUT OF PROPORTION AS WELL, but it wont happen because its from VERIZON not AT&T, once verizon gets the IPHONE you will ALL SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE iphone whether you want to ADMIN IT OR NOT http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Verizon-admits-that-a-small-number-of-DROID-X-handsets-are-experien cing-screen-issues-article-a_12463.html copy and paste the link above

18. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

my iopd touch could do almost thesame thing your iphone could do. relax, you have an ipod with 3G. its not even a smartphone. reception issue or not, iphones are very limited and old news. at least get a samsung mythic, at least you can watch TV on it. LOL

22. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

@anthonygolovey - First of all, the coherency of what you typed was absolutely terrible. You must have been postin your comment while you had your hand on the bottom left side of the your iPhone 4. Secondly, you are the definition of a fan boy. You bought the iPhone 4 not b/c what it can do, but b/c you wanted to be apart of the hype and say you carried the phone. Tell me, what does the iP4 do better than any other of the newest smartphones out there on the market? Nothin...you just wanted it b/c the hype so you gravitated to it like a mindless groupie. Why is Verizon customers always the target for supposedly harboring a secret fetish for the iPhone? These ppl always bring up Verizon, not Sprint or T-Mobile. I don't get it. The iPhone 4 is up for grabs, if Verizon customers were that iP4 hungry we could just cancel the contract and go buy it or carry two phones. Unlike you though, some ppl have common sense and would much rather have the reliability of coverage usin a phone that does what the iP4 does (and then some) vs. buyin a phone based on hype alone.

31. Verizon

Posts: 22; Member since: May 14, 2010

But see the difference between At*&T and us is you guys tell all of your customers to go buy a case or something stupid like that. Verizon (us), we immediately after seeing a small problem with some Droid X's start working on a software update to fix the problem. We could go grab all the other phones like Iphone4 and Evo and find 1 thing wrong with them and post youtube videos of that. But no, we've got class and actually care about our customers.

16. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

what motorola ceo says this just a little tape cure there problem and droid x replace the halll phone what ajoke

17. chris23

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

I honestly think that if you are a real tech-head you would not complain about this simple problem that can be solved with a $12 to $25 case that protects the phone as well. Everyone is feeding into this hype about "oh the phone drops calls...and now i have to buy a case for the phone to work?" Well half of the people were going to buy a case for the phone in the first place because its made out of freaking glass and Apple nor At&t covers that (if u want accident insurance you have to shop around a little bit). I am an android fan and hate the "closed in" OS that Apple has created, but my Pops has this phone and he did not have the problem with or without the case to be honest. And I was very surprised at the Consumer Report video where they are stating that the only solution they found was putting a piece of tape on it. That was very bias when they could have just told people where to get a cheap case from. So Please people stop complaining...and this is coming from an Android lover

19. anthonygolovey

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

I agree with you people always complaint or try to find something wrong if something is very successful or gets lots of fame, we end up creating a problem out of nothing.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nobody's complaining about the problem's fix. It's easy,and if it works then fine. If a user doesn't like the phone with a bumper or case (let's face it, most folks buy phones based on style, not utility), then he has the option af a full refund. Problem solved. Most folks are poking fun at Apple's rookie design flaw - any tech school student can tell you that exposed antennas are a bad idea, especially if you can jumper two different antennas together. Next, we're laughing at Apple's response to the problem, namely to ignore and deny it at first, then to claim it's the same attenuation every phone faces. This is pure BS. I've not been able to get a single iSheep to explain to me yet - if the iPhone4's issue is simple signal attenuation, and has nothing to do with contact with the exposed antenna, then how does a bumper solve it? Finally, we're laughing at all the iLemmings blindly following Steve off the cliff. If Steve says it, it must be true. It's against the laws of nature for an Apple to product to have a flaw.

20. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

You know what the rest of us are sick of, people coming to a website FORUM, telling us "Don't say bad things about my phone!" If you don't want to read what people think about your favorite phone... read the article and skip the forum. Where were you when the Storm was being crucified? How about the Kin or the Blackberry Pearl? Did you protest when people voiced their opinions about those phones too? Point is, that what the "comment" section is for. People are not caught up with the reception issue on the iP4, people are voicing their dislike more about Apples reactions and finger pointing to what could have been a very small problem. Look at the difference in the way VZW reacted with the defective Droid X screens. They immediately replaced the phone with new phones. No CEO's saying "Your looking at it wrong!" or "The Samsung Whatever has screen issues too!" They just replaced the phone, the way any other company would have. Apple is no different from any other device here. We know it's not every iP4, but Apple made this a bigger deal then it had to be. Don't take it personal if people have fun with it.

21. anthonygolovey

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

Hey bud should we replace all the verizons droids eris, the samsung omnia 2, and the blackberry 9700, the iphone 3gs, and some NOKIA phones, nokia came out and said that apple is correct and that NOKIA HAS THE SAME THING. did you not see the press confrence its not only on the iphone 4, it exist among smart phones? what are you gonna say now? just because it exists doesnt mean its a problem, should i make a video for all the ignorant people and show them that the call doesnt DROP i dont give a shit if my reception goes up and down big deal as long as it dont drop the call who gives a flying fuk, get my point there BUD?

23. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

What I'll say, is what I've always said. I don't care about what other phones do it! The fact is this one does, and for some people (ip4 owners) are dropping calls. S.J told those people to hold it right. His words. Then made videos of other companies' devices did not drop calls. When these other companies were faced with these issues they didn't make videos of the iP3G or 3GS did they? No they didn't. They took ownership and fixed them. That all we're saying. Apple made some really bad PR moves and should just own up to it.

24. chris23

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

LOL Yea they did try to throw everyone else under the bus...and i do agree with everyone out there that they did handle the issue the wrong way (I think that the free case should come with every iphone 4 with no time limit) but for talk about a recall, which i think might be going a step too far. It would be almost unreal to do a recall on millions of phones especially when some people have already ditched their old phone for it...so i think that would have just pissed people off to come out with a different "working variation" of the phone. The Droid X is a completely different issue because you can not put a case on the phone and then ta da the screen works, so they had no choice but to give out new phones. Point is Steve Jobs needs to own up and apologize and start the process of making their own proper cases not bumpers and give those out for the future life span of the iphone 4...maybe even start packing them int he retail box.

26. MattA

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 23, 2010

Hey Anthony, did you realize at all, throughout this whole argument, that this whole situation comes down to taking responsibility for your actions??? When it comes down to it, the IPhone4 was NOT supposed to drop calls when held in that one spot. What is Apple's sollution? Put a sticker there. What if you don't want a sticker? What if you don't want a case? what if you want the phone towork THE WAY A PHONE SHOULD WORK? Brighten up, idiot. It's funny how the sticker is extremely over-priced for being a damn sticker. It's ok though, it probably has an Apple logo on it, so its worth every penny.

27. lordchu

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 13, 2010

Wait, so let me get this straight. The death grip works only when you bridge the antenna gap. Now this "sticker" button goes over the gap, essentially preventing proper "operation" of the button as presented by the quick fix. Yes, I know the intended humor, but basically, it still won't work as stated . . .

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