Antenna Issue will be fixed or?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by akcasoy, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. akcasoy macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I am thinking on buying an Iphone 4.But i have read from Iphone page of macrumors that Steve Jobs told, in September they may solve this antenna issue.. Do you know sth about it? If that is so, I will wait a few months..

    Cheers,
     
  2. Mr dj mo macrumors member

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    Nothing offical yet, hopefully they will in future revisions.

    Maybe that's why they are delaying the Iphone 4 white??
     
  3. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Denial can be a very powerful tool. It's at the top of Steve Jobs list of favorites. Well known and adopted by Apple fanboys, the company spin goes like this: "there is no antenna issue". Case Closed.

    This is why there is the expression: "Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field".

    That's where he and his followers (fanboys) live.

    It's all rather amusing .... :)
     
  4. amazingdm macrumors 6502

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  5. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    The fix is, eventually people stop bringing it up.
     
  6. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, I've had mine for a week and a half, and there is no antenna issue here.
     
  7. canadianipad macrumors regular

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    No issues here in Canada either. If I death grip it - and I mean really squeeze it, then I can make it drop from 5 to 4 bars.
    Just holding it normal - even with the "spot" covered, it rarely, if ever drops a signal bar.
     
  8. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Repeat after Master Steve,

    There is no antenna issue
    There is no antenna issue
    There is no antenna issue
    There is no antenna issue
    There is no antenna issue
    There is no antenna issue
    There is no antenna issue
    There is no antenna issue
    There is no antenna issue
    There is no antenna issue

    We're just giving away cases cause we don't have anything better to do ..... ha... ha... ha :)
     
  9. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a

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    I can kill my iPhone 4 completely with a simple grip - going from full 3G via Edge to Searching... in less than 20 secs. The other problem is it's imported from the UK and return will take slightly more effort than if I had purchased it locally.

    Damn you Papermaster
     
  10. Schweitzer macrumors regular

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    LOL

    The "bumper" is the solution for a "non-existing" problem.

    Get it?
     
  11. ARSC macrumors 6502

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  12. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Don't let Apple fool you, their all graduates of The Jobs School Of Deception.

    See this report:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=10790045#post10790045
     
  13. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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    The antenna issue doesn't work anywhere but the USA. No one in Canada has been able to replicate it, AFAIK.
     
  14. Schweitzer macrumors regular

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    LOL

    In Germany they found a signal loss of 90% just with one finger at the right spot as opposed to 25% in other phones with complete death grip.
     
  15. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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  16. err404 macrumors 68020

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    The problem is that both sides are right. The iPhone 4 antenna for most people functions better then most phones. That is they get a stronger signal in more places than with other handsets.
    On the other hand, the exposed design leads to some people have a worse then average signal drop-off in some situations.
    (The problem is most noticeable for people with large and/or sweaty hands who are not using a bumper)

    Apple's "bumper solution" was not an admission of an issue, rather an offering to appeasement the media who was leading with the story for weeks. Remember that it was the media who was suggesting the free bumper well before Apple made any move.
     
  17. Krandor macrumors 6502

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    Steve hinted at the press conference that there might be another solution in the future hense the end of September date but gave no confirmation really either way. Only that they would reevaluate the situation around end of September.

    Personally my opinion is that they will do something to improve the antenna but they will not publicize it in order to prevent a rush of people who may not even be experience many issues themselves from coming in to replace their phones.

    I would not let a possible fix in the future delay you from getting a phone today if it is a phone you like.
     
  18. Schweitzer macrumors regular

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    The bumper is not just some useless "present" to appease "the media", it's a makeshift solution for a design flaw.

    And this design flaw is very real, whether you like it or not.
     
  19. colder macrumors member

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    I was trying to duplicate the issue on my new 4 last night, and I couldn't get the bars to change by touching it...
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The media? No, it was the customers and the media took that suggestion and ran with it.
     
  21. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

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    In the bowels of the hospital I was at yesterday I could kill my iphone just by looking at it...1 bar to none, back to 1 bar...the wife's 3GS had nothing at all ever...I could still get and hold a phone call in there where her's went right to voicemail.

    In my basement if I grip it like a mofo for like a minute I can drop it from 2/3bars to no service...but in general terms of everyday use 1 finger on the gap does nada and death grip drops a bar or 2 at most...but then again I dont hold my phone like I was hanging from a flagpole atop the empire state building

    location canada :apple:
     
  22. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    You may well not be able to, depending on your signal strength and where it is in the range of bars, depending on how clammy your hand is etc.. The specific signal loss was roughly of the order of 19 dbm if I recall. If you have a strong 5 bar signal you will not see any change of bars even though your signal strength is 1/6th of what it was.

    Look at this link:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3821/iphone-4-redux-analyzing-apples-ios-41-signal-fix
     
  23. jb007clone macrumors 6502

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    Just wait for the next version. A year is nothing. It'll have all the benefits of the iPhone 4 plus no antenna problem.
     
  24. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    A year is nothing?!? You must not have an iPhone 4
     
  25. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    Ive owned mine for almost a month. zero issues.
     

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