Antenna gate on the iPhone 5

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so I found a way to create antenna gate in iPhone 5.

    I stumbled upon this accidentally.

    I was playing a game and the bottom antennas were in my palms while both my index fingers both extended up the sides of iPhone 5 covering up the top two antennas.

    My thumbs were being used to play a game.

    Boom. Weaker signal.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    It's not antenna gate. You can make any phone lose signal if you cover the antennas in a certain way.
     
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    sviato

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    Call the press :rolleyes:
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    This thread brought to you by

    "My phone is bent"
    "The Apple rep gave me a mean look"
    "My sim card is scratched"
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What about the blackberry bold?

    I think those have the antenna inside
     
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    QuarterSwede

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    Cover it in your hands and it will have a weaker signal. It's simple physics.
     
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    Wonderful . . . Now, we are creating issues.
     
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    roxxette

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    Seems legit
     
  9. macrumors 601

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    You're confusing "antenna gate" and "signal loss".

    "Antenna gate" was the clear problem with the iPhone 4 that meant you could lose signal by holding it in a normal manner.

    The iPhone 4 (CDMA) and 4S corrected that by having multiple antennas to compensate for the signal attenuation.

    Holding the phone in a "normal" way should not cause the same level of signal loss with an iPhone 5.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Dunno if it's what you meant, but he had another "How can I tell if my phone is bent?"
     
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    tymaster50

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    From the maker of
    Why does iMessage revert to SMS sometimes?
    Are you scared to update the iPhone 5 software?
    Do you covet your lightning cable?
    How can I tell if my iPhone 5 is bent?
    Is it possible these scratches on my sim card are affecting signal?
    If I have a good Geek Bench 2 score on my iPhone 5 does that mean its running at peak
    Is the iPhone 5 retina display as sharp as the iPhone 4?
    How can I tell if my iPhone 5 camera is shooting the best it can?
    Is it possible doing a restore slowed my iPhone 5 down, really paranoid?

    and countless other classics brings you Antenna gate on the iPhone 5
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Since your phone is bent, it's causing problems for the antenna.

    Lay it on a flat surface and smooth it out with a hammer. That will fix your antenna.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    Guys guys.

    There's also toss-and-crush-gate. Where if you throw your phone off the top of the Empire State Building, then it gets run over by a semi, the whole will be useless. Your signal will completely drop and you won't be able to make any calls.

    Am I doing it right? :rolleyes:
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    I have barely seen anyone on Macrumors complaining about this issue. Problem unique to your iPhone 5 only?
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    ^Wait iPhones can be bent? How can I tell if mine is bent? I'd ask a genius but I'm afraid he might give me a MEAN look. Also I think my camera isnt performing at its peak? How can I test this? Is there a geekbench tester for the camera? Also I was eating a sandwich this morning and I noticed my phone had a bad signal. Does this mean that some mayonnaise might have gotten inside? I also had tomatoes in the sandwich and I think this affected the brightness of my flash? Also I think the symbol on my home button is more circular than it should be, how can I test this? Is there an apple certified measuring tool?
     
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    tymaster50

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    He's intentionally causing the signal to drop by covering up the glass "windows" there is no problem.
     
  17. macrumors 65816

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    This post deserves a thousand points!

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    I see. He must be pretty desperate at creating new threads.
     
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    tymaster50

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    I look forward to what topic he can create next. More importantly the responses. This is great TC keep it up
     
  19. macrumors 65816

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    Trolling the troll. While he's at it with the hammer, might as well just smash the glass screen with it. It'll end ALL his iPhone 5 problems.
     
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