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Discussion in 'iPad' started by tkadrum, May 25, 2011.
Not just iPhone4, but according to AppAdvice, iPad2 as well.
You are holding it wrong!
Can't say I've noticed this. On either pair of "sides."
Signals to anything with an antenna will get blocked by flesh. Your hand is flesh, and the closer you get it to the antenna the greater chance you'll be reducing the signal that can get to it. I've got two Android tablets (OK, 5 really) now, and the same thing happens. It actually make it easy to locate where inside the antennas are without taking the cases apart. Once you know where your hand has the most effect, stop putting your hand there when you need a stronger signal.
as much as people like to rag on plastic parts on devices.. isn't it a better material for wireless signals than aluminum? if i recall correctly, back with the 12" powerbooks, a lot of people noticed that the aluminum casing seemed to weaken the signal compared to polycarbonate
I actually have noticed this with my iPad 2.
If I am in the room farthest from my wireless router and holding the device in my left hand in portrait mode a web page won't load. But the moment I rotate it 90 degrees into landscape the page will load immediately.
And I can pretty much reproduce it every time. When I am closer to the router I don't have any issues though.
The annoying thing is that my iPad 1 had 3 bars even in the furthest corner of that room, so I think the iPad 2 may be pushing out less power in its wireless signal to increase battery life to iPad 1 levels.
But that is just from my observations, and could even be limited to my unit.
My neighbor has ipad2 and we tested her and mine. Sure enough, her ipad2 is suffering the loss if her hand is in the same position as shown in the video, while very little changes in mine. So I'm convinced that indeed is the design in the ipad2. So should I wait for ipad3 or windows 8 tablet?
Definitely wait for the windows 8 tablet.
Cannot reproduce this on mine, maybe the 3G with the extra casing cut out helps.
My 3G does this too.
Oh God, when will it EEEENNNNNNNNDDDD?!??
Amen. Do people just sit around all day trying to figure out ways to take issue with these products?
Here we go again...It was bad enough living through the iPhone 4 antenna-gate.
No point in waiting. Any device with an antenna is going to suffer signal strength loss when you put something between the source and the antenna that radio waves don't like to go through. You are one of those things.
Isn't the wi-fi antenna located behind the apple logo on the rear of the device? I don't see how holding it would dwindle the signal unless you were covering the logo.
EDIT: I just remembered the iMac has the wi-fi antenna behind the logo as well. So if I'm wrong about the iPad, that's why.
^ Me every time I see a thread with the word 'Antenna-gate' in it.