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new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: rz
Date: July 17, 2010 07:24PM
Got my new iPhone 4 today, and try as I might, I can't reproduce the "death grip" or disappearing bar problem on it. But a free bumper will be nice.
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Re: new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 17, 2010 08:04PM
maybe some phones have better antenna than others, or perhaps moisture/texture of your skin affects the signal loss as well? or maybe you live 100' from an ATT tower?
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Re: new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 17, 2010 08:08PM
At $30, I'd jump on a free bumper, too.

If I had an i4.

That's really the kind of "case" I'd like- enough friction to keep it from sliding out of your pocket too easily, you can lean it or stand it up, and it still shows off the 'Phone well.

DAMN AT&T! I'm not eligible until 2/11!




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Re: new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 17, 2010 08:15PM
You only see the loss in moderate signal reception areas.

Get a case and you'll just forget there was an issue.
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Re: new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: July 17, 2010 08:30PM
Not cursed?



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Re: new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 17, 2010 09:53PM
I already have two cases. First is a black silicone, cheap but satisfactory. Second is one of these: [www.amazon.com] ... so far, I'm liking it muchly.




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Re: new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 17, 2010 10:54PM
PeterB, does that case look as nice as the pics?
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Re: new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: decay
Date: July 17, 2010 10:54PM
I will probably order an iPhone 4 in mid-September, scoring the free band or case as a bonus. Not to mention possible engineering and/or software changes that may be incorporated by that time.



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Re: new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 17, 2010 11:25PM
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sekker
PeterB, does that case look as nice as the pics?

It's a pretty interesting case, yes it's nice, maybe not quite as nice as the pics (but then, what case is?) ... I got the smoke grey, only because I've got the BoxWave one still on its way, and went for blue on that one... in retrospect, I might have been tempted to get the blue, but on the other hand the smoke matches the black iPhone better. They do make other colors/patterns:

[www.amazon.com]

[www.amazon.com]

[www.amazon.com]

[www.amazon.com]

[www.amazon.com]

... hard to say whether I should have gone for a different color, without seeing "in person"... but I do think it was definitely worth the bucks... this case has a really nice "feel" to it, for lack of a better way to describe it... grippy but not sticky...




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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2010 11:27PM by PeterB.
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Re: new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 17, 2010 11:27PM
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rz
Got my new iPhone 4 today, and try as I might, I can't reproduce the "death grip" or disappearing bar problem on it.

Sounds defective, call AppleCare and tell them that Steve Jobs said that ALL Smart Phones will have that behavior, and you want them to replace yours with one that works like Jobs said it should. Casually mention that you're also talking to Class Action lawyers.
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Re: new iPhone 4, no antenna problems
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: July 18, 2010 12:37AM
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maybe some phones have better antenna than others, or perhaps moisture/texture of your skin affects the signal loss as well? or maybe you live 100' from an ATT tower?

...or maybe Apple has already made a production/design change, or maybe the "problem" for most users under most conditions is negligible.
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