An easy way to reproduce the signal loss in iPhone 4.

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  1. definitive macrumors 68000

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    1) Place phone flat on the table with front facing you.
    2) Wait for signal bars to become stable.
    3) Take your left index finger, and place it against the bottom left seam of the phone so that it touches both of the metal parts.
    4) Wait about five seconds, and the signal will start dropping.
     
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  5. macbookpro45 macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 4 or iTouch4? Seems like it's just an expensive iPod.
     
  6. doctapeppa macrumors 6502

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    Silly people. This is the Elecrocardiogram feature of the phone that just hasn't been fully implemented yet.
     
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    Done it dozens of times now on my i4....bars start at 5, bars stay at 5.

    Not that it matters. AT&T will drop a call at 5 bars or none. Totally random.
     
  9. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    Mine will do it it I hold it like a normal phone...

    Although, I have NOT dropped a single call in the 10 hours i've had it up and running.

    That's way better than the old 3GS would do.
     
  10. doctapeppa macrumors 6502

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    I don't have my 4 yet but this is so true with my 3GS. Bars don't mean a thing to me. I can have full bars or no bars I always have the same call reception and when calls drop they drop out of no where, irregardless of the bars.
     
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  12. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

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    I don't lose signal. In fact, my signal went from two bars to three bars when I touched the iPhone 4 as you describe.

    Hmm... maybe I got it excited? :rolleyes:

    Mark
     
  13. Shaddow825 macrumors 6502

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    So far I have only lost signal in places where the 3GS calls broke up so much they were unusable but still showing 1 or 2 bars. At least the 4 is more honest. But on the positive side, if I don't bridge the 2 antennas I get a great sounding call with plenty of bars in places it was impossible to do the same with the 3GS.
     
  14. saxman macrumors 6502

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    No loss of signal for me on my iPhone 4 with this test
     
  15. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    Or perhaps you just can't count.
     
  16. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    No signal loss here either.
     
  17. jmdfd415 macrumors regular

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    just tried it on mine and it does indeed drop in signal strength
     
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  20. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm glad that most of you guys in this thread aren't having any issues. Gives me some hope, lol.
     
  21. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

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    looks like other sites picked up on this too.
     
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  23. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    i did this test, then proceded to use both hands and cover the whole antenna area around the phone & neither dropped anything still 5 full bars for me

    and no yellow screen! I guess that means i win? :apple:
     

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