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  • gizzys dad Level 1 (140 points)
    Maybe Apple engineer's thought that holding the antenna that you would be in effect adding more antenna strength like adding foil to rabbit ears. Nice try. ha ha.
  • geetarz4me Level 1 (0 points)
    OK for me too.
  • marcbyron Level 1 (25 points)
    I am surprised Apple hasn't tested this. I am curious if this happens to ALL iPhones out there? It happens to mine as well, no matter what hand I am holding it in. A possible solution could be to apply an adhesive film around the edges.

    Really unbelievable
  • Faethor Level 1 (100 points)
    Amusing, but doubtful. Apple engineers knew exactly what they were doing. I suspect they were stuck once the looks of the design were set.

    Plaintive Apple Engineer: "But Steve, we can't put the antennas around the edge. What happens when people try to makes calls on it!?"

    Steve: "What do you think those rubber things we are selling are for?"

    Engineer whispers to his colleague: "This guys a mad genius"

    Steve walks away laughing maniacally.
  • iphonetech0001 Level 1 (5 points)
    people are born with flaws all the time

    eveyone seems to "live " with that issue.

    Peace.
  • JD99 Level 1 (0 points)
    The problem does not seem to occur if 3G is disabled - when using EDGE the signal strength stays the same even when the sides of the phone are covered.
  • Faethor Level 1 (100 points)
    Interesting. I wonder what would happen when using UMTS?
  • gizzys dad Level 1 (140 points)
    That's a great solution. Lets all let Apple off the hook by reducing our connection to the Edge.
  • Faethor Level 1 (100 points)
  • Nixxonmcts Level 1 (0 points)
    This has to be the most irritating issue I have ever had with an iPhone. I have had all of them and the main reason I purchased this one was to increase the call quality. In the last 5 phone calls I have had ALL of them were dropped.

    Apple should most defiantly give us a "bumper" OR quickly update the IOS to fix this issue. I have called AT&T and after waiting for 45 minutes asked about the issue. They just said they were working on the problem.

    Well I guess I am going to work on the problem of paying my bill!!!

    Honestly I would be happy with a refund of the $18 upgrade fee IF they say they are going to fix the issue. If not I am going to return in within my 30 day limit and claim its defective.
  • iDavid G Level 1 (0 points)
    Faethor - "Amusing, but doubtful. Apple engineers knew exactly what they were doing. I suspect they were stuck once the looks of the design were set.

    Plaintive Apple Engineer: "But Steve, we can't put the antennas around the edge. What happens when people try to makes calls on it!?"

    Steve: "What do you think those rubber things we are selling are for?"

    Engineer whispers to his colleague: "This guys a mad genius"

    Steve walks away laughing maniacally."

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    LOL!!!! I can really see that happened too! Just like Microsoft does it! (X360 anyone?) Just don't buy the bumper. Wait til the mock-up's come out on the cheap!
  • fallingfromfaith Level 1 (0 points)
    Just wanted to go on record as another right-handed customer experiencing the same problems as everyone else: 5 bars to 1 bar simply by holding the phone in my left hand for 30 secs.

    Come on Apple, don't make me spend another $30 on an ugly piece of plastic to be able to use my $200 phone as a phone.
  • Faethor Level 1 (100 points)
    If you read the rest of this thread you will see that this isn't a simple software problem. It is one of mechanical and electrical engineering. Apple are, to put it bluntly, lying if they say they can fix this in software.

    The most they could do is write some code that notices when the signal strength is dropping and trick the indicator to not drop along with it. Which is called cheating in other words.
  • redskypictures Level 1 (0 points)
    Possible temporary fix until Apple releases a software fix or customers buy a bumper case:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8hwwboAwbk
  • Nixxonmcts Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, If they say they can fix it with a patch then I am going to try and believe them for the time being. If it truly is a hardware issue they need to come up with something to correct it. Even if it means taking it to the genius bar and having them switch antennas around.
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