Does invisible shield fix antenna issue?

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

  1. darels macrumors member

    May 12, 2011
    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


    Jan 4, 2009
  3. EddyP macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2010
    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


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    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


    Apr 4, 2011
    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


    Dec 5, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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

    May 12, 2011
    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


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Same here.
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Yup, hasn't really behaved any differently than cell phones I've owned over the last 10 years.
  10. EddyP macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2010

    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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