IDEA: iPhone 4 antenna test, can you do it please?

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  1. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I don't have an iPhone 4 yet, but does anyone have a pack of hot dogs they could touch a hot dog against the left seam bridging the two pieces of metal to see if the signal degrades? It may sound silly, but it might have some meaning.
     
  2. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I would do it but what would my wife say if she walked in on me.
     
  3. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    If I have to carry hot dogs I'm taking this phone back. I hate hot dogs.
     
  4. komiothebeat macrumors 6502

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    will turkey sausage work with this IDEA? im all outta hot dogs
     
  5. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    What about a sausage? Would a sausage work? Or does it have to be a hot dog?

    Does it have to be kosher? Or just regular?


    EDIT: Lol! komiothebeat just beat me to it!
     
  6. slsl0 macrumors member

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    This was one of the dumbest sounding things Ive heard all day so of course I tried it out and it does nothing, now im feeding the hotdog to my dogs
     
  7. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Still frozen? Room temp? Microwaved? Grilled?? Lol

    No sure how this is different than a hand or finger making the connection.
     
  8. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    It was a valid idea :( Not as silly as using a hotdog as a stylus at least.
     
  9. slsl0 macrumors member

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    haha I see where you were coming from but just read the post and it sounds pretty ridiculous, but I cant really say that since i just put a hotdog on my iphone
     
  10. dmx macrumors 6502

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    I can't believe I actually tried this, but I cut a hot dog in half (to get a flat side) and put it against the seam. My signal dropped off almost immediately.
     
  11. slsl0 macrumors member

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    Really? I did it nothing happened lol
     
  12. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Theory proven: not as silly after all.
     
  13. dmx macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I went from 5 bars 3G to 1 bar of edge.
     
  14. jdrew macrumors member

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    My iPhone has a wiener, it's O-S-C-A-R... I hold it next to the iPhone to try and loose some bars...
     
  15. slsl0 macrumors member

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    The means of the experiment are still quite humorous to me still lol
     
  16. SChaput macrumors regular

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    I think I missed the theory, but I'm interested, please explain?
     
  17. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Hard to explain, but such a lol of a thread.
     
  18. jdrew macrumors member

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    Anyone willing to try it with a rubber dong and see if there is still an issue?
     
  19. Guitar7272 macrumors member

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    I understand the logic behind this, what with the hotdog and sausage styluses... but it's just hysterical to think about people all over america rubbing tubes of processed meat on their shiny (expensive) new devices.
     
  20. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Lol, exactly! Never intended this thread to be hilarious, but what you mentioned is :p
     
  21. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    no sausages are going near my phone. find your own dogs of hot to use thank you very much.
     
  22. Orbane macrumors member

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    Did it taste any different after? :p
     
  23. jayducharme macrumors 68040

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    I'm vegetarian. Maybe I'll slap a slab of tofu against the phone and see what happens.
     
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