>>> iPhone 4 Problems >>> The Definitive Thread

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PunisherUltra, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. PunisherUltra macrumors member

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  3. rdrr macrumors 6502a

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    I can confirm the bad reception. I get weak to marginal reception in one spot in my house on the iPhone 3gs, none nada on the iPhone 4 in the same spot.

    :(

    Youtube video to boot...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ixIHyEPO5g
     
  4. markdu macrumors newbie

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    Well crap. I was hoping it would have better reception. My 3gs had weak reception and would drop out. I had to go outside for calls if I wanted them to stay connected.

    I'll post when I get home tonight and see if I have any problems and report back.
     
  5. keastone macrumors member

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    #5
    add a poll..
    with choices for both 16gb and 32gb
    yellow on the screen could only be affecting certain models..?
    would be interesting to find out
     
  6. PunisherUltra thread starter macrumors member

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    Just saw the video!

    It's a MAJOR design flaw that can't be fixed.

    It makes sense because you hand is on the aerial and is directly blocking the reception.

    That is why most phones had aerials on top.

    But there is no other way to hold the phone!

    Seems like a BIG FAIL for Apple as I don't see a way around this other than iPhone 5.
     
  7. keeganxt macrumors regular

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    If this really is the case, and holding the phone causes signal loss. It would help to explain apples choice is case design. Bumpers. Problem solved.
     
  8. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    I have absolutely 100% 0 problems lol.

    Seriously this thing is great. No issues at all. I consider it better then myself ;)
     
  9. Undone macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry but a human hand is not going to noticeably damper the radio signal into your cell phone, that is unless your hand is covered in chicken wire.
     
  10. PunisherUltra thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL!
    Yes it can!

    You can even try it on a 3GS - just wrap you hands on the back top and bottom.

    The signal cuts out COMPLETELY.

    But when you hold the 3GS NORMALLY there is not even 1 bar drop.

    Seems like the iPhone 4 design is fudged.
     
  11. random person macrumors 6502a

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    I think some of the early reviews have talked about a bug that shows fewer bars but the phone still functions well. Most say reception is markedly improved.
     
  12. rdrr macrumors 6502a

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    Fewer bars? How about none... Watch the video.


    Can you hear me now?
     
  13. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    The definitive troll thread..

    Trolly troll troll..
     
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    The only thing that is annoying me is waiting for the developers to use retina display! I can't stand those blurry icons.
     
  16. mra1989 macrumors member

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    Negative, I tried that method you suggested with the 3GS. I never lost a bar.
     
  17. Mike84 macrumors 6502a

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    iBooks really slow

    one thing I have noticed is that iBooks is really slow.
     
  18. gboykin macrumors newbie

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    My old iphone had lousy reception in the house, the 4 is even worse. I immediately went to AT&T and bought the microcell. Problem in the house solved. Now hopefully I won't be in areas other than my home with poor reception.
     
  19. Undone macrumors newbie

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    you must have a considerable amount of iron in you to create a faraday cage with your hand! seriously, go wrap your hand around a radio antenna and see if you can pick up any signals...
     
  20. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    You mean the signal can travel through the silicone and plastic and around your hand? If so, that's genius.
     
  21. noobinator macrumors 601

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    we could bump the 3gs thread from last year and replace 3gs with 4 and it would almost be valid. the same complaints come year after year.
     
  22. noobinator macrumors 601

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    if it can travel through WALLS to get into my apartment I'm sure plastic and my hand are no problem.
     
  23. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try to hold the sides tightly to see if you can get the bars to drop?

    Just curious... thanks.
     
  24. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    +1
    Just tried it on my 3G and my bars started to drop.
    Edit: Reading the above posts. I now feel like an idiot. LOL.
     
  25. asdad123 macrumors regular

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    Just tried it on my 3g. Dropped from full bars to 2
     

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