Does invisible shield fix antenna issue?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by darels, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. darels macrumors member

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    hi, i own an iphone 4 and i used all these cases and bumpers not to fix my antenna issue but just to protect my iphone, as i thought antenna isn't such a big problem, now i replaced my case with a pouch and i am getting frustrated with trying hold iphone "in a right way", as i noticed that it really matters to signal strength. Just wondering can invisible shield fix antenna issue?
     
  2. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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  3. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    I assume you mean the Zagg protection film.

    I am not familiar with the Zagg's iPhone 4 shield. But if it covers the metal bands on the side, it should "fix" the antenna issue just as a bumper does.

    As long as there is something to prevent your finger from "completing the circuit" at the magic gap.
     
  4. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    if your shield only covers the front and back, you will not see improvement. If you cover the metal sides, you will. I use mine naked and personally don't have issues with my antenna but maybe I'm just "holding it right" :)p) to begin with.
     
  5. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    We call this the "magic" gap, because Apple, with all their billions, couldn't foresee that this would be a problem. :p
     
  6. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    I honestly have rocked my iP4 naked since i got it and i haven't once gotten a signal loss.
     
  7. darels thread starter macrumors member

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    I faced with that only when i moved on uk 3 network, i actually lived in another country and hadn't any problems even i didn't use a case and was "holding it wrong" but when i changed the carrier, it happened, i really don't know why, anyway, thanks for help.
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Same here.
     
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Yup, hasn't really behaved any differently than cell phones I've owned over the last 10 years.
     
  10. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    :D

    I really wonder if part of the reason they missed this was because they tested the 4 disguised as a 3GS.

    I know Apple still sells a ton of iPhones. But surely the antenna issue caused some people to at least try a Droid. With the supposed photo of the 5 in the wild, I am curious if they are testing them without a disguise this time.
     

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