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grsteinberg Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Is Apple actually fixing the internal antenna problem so that new future iPhones delivered do not have the same problem? And when will that happen?

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  • 1. Re: iPhone Antenna
    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    We are all users and have no inside info on future products. For the majority of people, there is NO antenna problem. The issue was blown way out of proportion by a very vocal minority of people who plastered the web with Youtube videos and rants.
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    grsteinberg Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Apparently this is an issue. If you try many iphones 4.0 at the Apple store, they all drop the intensity signal when held tightly in your left hand. The band aid fix by Apple basically admits to the problem.
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    Trinity Level 4 Level 4 (2,855 points)
    half world is waiting them to release the corrected version so don't worry, you will read it in in regular press...
  • 4. Re: iPhone Antenna
    grsteinberg Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks
  • 5. Re: iPhone Antenna
    Ge0ph Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
    grsteinberg wrote:
    Apparently this is an issue. If you try many iphones 4.0 at the Apple store, they all drop the intensity signal when held tightly in your left hand.


    And that's why it is said that the problem is really blown out of proportion. Not very many people actually holds their phone tightly enough to cause the problem.

    Yes it is a problem for the small amount of people who use an unnecessarily tight grip on their phone. But for the vast majority of users it is not a problem.
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    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    And the very same applies to a number of current popular phones in the smart phone category.

    This is only a problem in a lower reception area to begin with - if held tightly in a certain way - with a "death grip" - why anyone would want to try to squeeze their cell phone to death is beyond me, or with the iPhone 4 when touching the break in the metal band at the lower left when in a lower reception area. The overwhelming majority of people use a case and using a case prevents touching X marks the spot with the iPhone 4 when in a low reception area.

    Apple continues to have a hard time keeping up with production due to high demand.
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    Kidd94 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok.. Yes.. it is a very plausible design flaw... Ok.. we know that..

    BUT, who wasn't getting a case for the phone? Ok.. Tell me who wasn't going to get a case for a glass shrouded phone... come on people, get off your high horse and pedestals and use this great phone.
  • 8. Re: iPhone Antenna
    grsteinberg Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Regardless, this is a poor excuse from a company like Apple. There is a flaw in the design & that should Not be acceptable. I am surprised people are giving this a pass.
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    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    What design flaw? A flaw that doesn't take into account stupid people in weak signal areas that try to squeeze their phone to death?
  • 10. Re: iPhone Antenna
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    Then don't buy one - simple.

    I have no problems whatsoever for a couple of reasons. I don't squeeze my iPhone or any cell phone to death when holding and using it, and when purchasing a handheld device that retails for $699, I use a case with it. I used a case with my original iPhone, with my 3G, and no different with my iPhone 4.

    Where are all the habitual whiners and ranters regarding the very same problem with all other current smart phones? They must be around since our society is filled with habitual whiners/ranters but no one gives a flip about the other phones which don't get anywhere near the media attention if any at all. Most of these idiots never or rately looked at the number of bars before and those who squeeze their cell phone to death have issues.
  • 11. Re: iPhone Antenna
    grsteinberg Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    It was not "stupid" people that made the flaw. A little less arrogance in this discussion would be appreciated. .
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    egoodman21 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I'd heard that the head engineer in charge of the antenna team quit at Apple, but I have not confirmed it yet..

    Turns out it is fact.
    http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/apple-exec-quits-amid-iphone-antenna-problems- 8870
  • 13. Re: iPhone Antenna
    grsteinberg Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I carry my phone in a case, but have to take it out to use it. I don't want a rubber band around it.
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    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    I don't have a rubber band around my iPhone. I use a case, a case that protects the iPhone when dropped at anytime which doesn't have to be removed to use it. Your "case" does no such thing. More like a purse.
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