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  • C4RLOCO Level 1 (45 points)
    Update:
    APPLE's response, in a nutshell? You're holding it wrong. "Just avoid holding it in that way. Apple CEO Steve Jobs wrote in an e-mail that was making the rounds on the Web on Friday morning.

    More info here: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/06/24/steve-jobs-describes-iphone-4-signal-strengt h-a-non-issue/
  • C4RLOCO Level 1 (45 points)
    Here is another article that confirms apple official statement.

    http://www.gearlog.com/2010/06/appleresponds_to_iphone_4dea.php

    Once again, they should have give away the bumpers for free...
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  • Alaskan Aren Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm left-handed and my palm goes right over that little black line on the bottom left. I can put just my pinky in that line and watch my bars drop to zero in 30 seconds.

    I can't believe Apple reps are being such ****** about this, saying "this is just a fact of life for any cell phone," and "you're holding it wrong." Seems like these days nobody wants to take responsibility for their screw-ups.
  • scottntexas Level 1 (0 points)
    All you need is a roll of duct tape---fixes anything. Just tear off a big old strip and attach it to both sides of the phone. Problem solved.
  • TwoWheelAddict Level 1 (0 points)
    I have an iFrogz Original case on my iPhone 4 and I'm still having bad reception issues. its worse without the case but My bars keep dropping from full to none and back to full minutes later without moving the phone at all. And while on the interstate It was going from 3G to E to roaming along a stretch of road i have always had full bars of 3g with my 3gs.

    I'm going to give it a week but I seriously looking at returning this phone.
  • C4RLOCO Level 1 (45 points)
    I guess iPhone4 slogan is very accurate:

    "iPhohe4. This changes everything" The fine-print must state: Changing the way you need to hold the phone.
  • King708 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, So far I have yet to drop a call, perhaps it's the way I hold the phone. I do agree though that this type of thing should have been caught via a test group or something of the sort. Overall, though, this phone is amazing compared the my 3G. Far superior in every fashion. In addition, I generally use a bluetooth device to place/receive calls so I'm not really 'touching' the phone a bunch. Either way, I'm sure Apple will come up with a workaround, just BE PATIENT! Maybe try just using three fingers instead of death-gripping it...
  • Delano63 Level 1 (0 points)
    Was hoping that the iPhone 4 was the answer to my occasional reception problems with my 3G. Ordered online early and was ready to love it after all the rave reviews. My first 3 calls dropped. Areas where I had 3+ bars with old phone -- no service! Then I hear that it's a problem with holding the phone in your hand?????? Imagine that!!! I did buy a rubber case and it did help but reception still not great.
    Count me as a very disappointed customer.
  • Ratamaya Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello everyone

    Just to clarify I bought the bumper but the problem STILL persists. I am still loosing bars when I hold the cell phone. I am planning to return the phone as this is very dissapointed.

    People saying that the bumper fix the problem are not correct
  • ride1992 Level 2 (305 points)
    Love the iGloves. Does the antenna run up your arm?
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 (17,290 points)
    Love the iGloves. Does the antenna run up your arm?


    Connects to your willy. When signal gets low, you just get a stiffy.
  • Slobodan Tabakovich Level 1 (20 points)
    Unless you have something constructive to add to the discussion, please refrain from posting. And please, keep it out of the gutter.
  • C4RLOCO Level 1 (45 points)
    Ratamaya,
    Word is going around that Apple is gearing up to release an iOS 4.01 update next week, possibly as early as Monday. I would wait if I were you.

    On the other hand, I don't want to be pessimist, but can somebody explain me how a software update can fix or correct a hardware issue? Either Apple is hiring from NASA or Mr. Jobs was wrong about users holding the iPhone4 the wrong way.

    I am just hoping this can be resolved next week without using those poor appealing "bumpers"

    P.S: The iOS4.01 update is all a rummor, Apple has not commented anything about it yet they are deleting some post that makes reference to it. That being said, probably this post will be delete as well.. who knows...

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