iPhone 4 reception - possible SOLUTION?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nrwrit3r, Jun 23, 2010.

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Can you reproduce the problem shown in the video?

  1. Yes, with my iPhone 4

    14 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. No, with my iPhone 4

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. Yes, with my iPhone 3g(s) WITH IOS4

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. No, with my iPhone 3g(s) WITH IOS4

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  5. Yes, with my iPhone 3g(s) WITH 3.0 os

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. No, with my iPhone 3g(s) WITH 3.0 os

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Okay, I'm doing a poll to see if this truly is the iPhone 4.

    **PLEASE POST if you still have the plastic on the iPhone 4 and what happened**

    If you have a 3gs/3g WITHOUT ios4 on it, please try this too. Do what they do in this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ixIHyEPO5g

    Here's the thing - if people with 3gs and 3.0 software can't, but people with 3gs ios4 can, then it means that it's software and not hardware.
     
  2. phrint macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Please post this in one of the other half-dozen threads about this topic.
     
  3. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I did it with my iPhone 4 and I kept all 5 bars.
     
  4. Nrwrit3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Please see the poll.
     
  5. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Your poll does not make sense. It's quite obvious that the metal antenna is causing the signal drop. How can this happen on 3G/3GS?
     
  6. Nrwrit3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    People have posted in the other thread about the issue that they can reproduce the problem on their 3gs.
     
  7. hippo206 macrumors 6502

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    Put on hand, both hands completely cover the iphone 4 and could NOT reproduce what was in the video. At one point, i went from full bars to 4.
     
  8. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    No freaking way! No video, no proof. Even if it drops 1 bar it's just coincident. The antenna design is really flaw on i4.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, I'm still confused. How do you "replicate" this on an iPhone 3GS? What are you touching in two places (since there's no external antenna)?
     
  10. paulisme macrumors 6502

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    I tried it with my 3GS and my signal dropped from 5 bars to 1 bar.
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    He’s saying it could be a software issue?? I don’t see how, if it involves touching the phone.
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #12
    Yeah, that's where I'm lost....
     

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