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  • Faethor Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    They already have a fix. That little rubber bumper they are hawking. If it really works how it is described, and shown in the various YouTube videos I have seen so far, I fail to see how a software patch is going to stop you from electrically joining, or at least influencing, the two antennas.

    The only fix so far seems to be to put something between your bare hand and the steel. Like gloves.
  • Nixxonmcts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Interesting,

    As someone mentioned before that is why they made the "bumper". What a sad day.
  • kenjsim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I would wait to hear what Apple has to say before I freaked out as some of you are clearly doing.
  • DennisCo Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Huh, maybe I got a "sign" this am when I went to the Apple store in Bellevue (WA) at 730am and the line for reservations was HOURS long. I left. I don't have the need, patience, or time to stand there all day. While I understand that "stores are only so big", there has to be a better way to distribute phones you reserve rather than make us "bleeding edge" fans wait in line....

    but that's not why i'm writing. I'm intrigued with the thread here on the antenna problem. Seems like some have (lots) and some done (some). I will probably go back today after work and stand there for hours and wait; would be good if they'd serve wine while we wait.

    But i wonder how Apple will respond. I've been a HUGE Apple fan over the last 5 years (ask my friends who are sick from hearing from me), especially since I worked for the Redmond boys for years and years before I "saw the light"... but this Iphone4 reception is certainly disturbing. I have to believe that Apple will do something about it soon. They'll have to or they're going to pay for this severely in the press and forums.

    So folks, have some faith. Hope the best, and wish me luck after work today that I don't have to wait for too many hours to get the phone. Hey, it gives me all day to decide whether to pick them up, or cancel the reservation and wait to see what happens over the next few weeks. I have an (old) 3G phone and it is adequate; just that I've been looking forward to the kid on the block.

    We'll see.

    d
  • f0rgiven Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, Apple is really digging themselves a grave with these iphones. I refuse to purchase something to make something work!! They just lost a client; will be getting the EVO.
  • Faethor Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    Fortunately I am right handed so as long as I am careful where I put my fingers, and I think we all should in today's world, then I should be good.

    Does anyone here know how to access one of those development menus that lists the signal strength received etc.

    Ah, I just tried 3001#12345# on my iPhone 3G running iOS 4 and it doesn't go to the field test menu.
  • smithx41 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    iphone is still the best. its the OS in it. the reception issue is being fixed. apple knows about it.
  • chutachut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a Micro Cell and it does seem to still be affected. The signal is very strong, so it only drops 1-2 bars, but it goes back to 5 when I set it down. Anywhere on a normal tower, mine drops down to 1-2 bars total.
  • PupFan989 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is definitely a hardware design flaw. Here is a very simple demonstration where data is completely choked-off when the two antennas are bridged, but then bounces back immediately when unbridged:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6oflC4qo8M
  • Acros-Krik Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
    I'm inclined to agree. There are already plenty of articles on this topic. Almost without exception, the conclusion is that it is a hardware issue.

    What really baffles me is that people in the UK who were aware of the potential problem seem to have rushed out to buy the phone regardless. I got up early this morning to pop down to the O2 store on Oxford Street but as soon as I saw all the chatter on the internet, I went straight back to bed...zzz's for me.

    The bumper may well reduce the impact on reception, but...I DON"T WANT A BUMPER! I want to rock that bad boy as naked as the day it was born. Why on earth would I want to uglify a device which is, quite frankly, better looking than my girlfriend? Maybe Apple will bring out some "iGloves" instead. I'll have the special edition MJ's in white please and thank you. Now we're talking...SHAMONE!

    The real question is whether this issue is limited to specific batches of iPhones or if it is present across the entire range. So...has anyone in the UK actually tested this yet?

    Fingers crossed for all of you...
  • gizzys dad Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
    Think I'll stop and have another cup of coffee and wait for an improved version of the 4G. Until then I'll keep using my 3G. No issues with that one even after upgrading the software to 4.0
  • Faethor Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    Really? And how do you know that? The fix thing of course. I agree with you about the OS etc.
  • gizzys dad Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
    Can I get one of those Igloves in black with glitter? I can see it now, Steve Jobs sporting an Iglove at the next keynote address.

    http://scavenging.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/michael-jackson-glove1.jpg
  • stoster1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm sorry to say that same thing is happening with my iPhone 4 I have to agree with some of the other posts about this being a design flaw and how Apple could have let the iPhone get released with such a flaw. I've made a few calls but haven't had any drop but the clarity of the call was affected. I hope Apple responds to this issue quickly
  • smithx41 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    that guy from the wallstreet journal, i think his name is walt mossberg? anyways he talked to apple and they told him its a bug in the new OS and they will be fixing it.
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