iPhone 4 STILL has biggest antenna issue

snoopy07

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The iPhone 4 has been confirmed as the worst handset affected by antenna-gate
Published on Jul 31, 2010

Research carried out by the PA Consulting Group has shown that, despite Apple's vehement disagreement, its iPhone 4 is the handset most affected by 'death-grip'.

Tests carried out by the London based management consultants have proven that the iPhone 4 is the worst affected by the much publicised 'death-grip' antenna problem.

The research was carried out across a variety of situations incorporating various grips, network providers and with and without various after-market cases and bumpers and concluded that the problem was eminently more present in the iPhone 4 than any of it's smartphone brethren.

"In the majority of the tests PA’s wireless technologists found the iPhone 4’s performance was in the same range as the other smartphones tested (Blackberry 9700, HTC HD2), but it was consistently at the lower end of that range. And, as found by other testers, when used in the “death grip”, the iPhone4’s performance was significantly worse than other smartphones."

So, Mr Jobs and co may have a small point. Indeed, all comparable smartphones do suffer from some attenuation, but not to the degree that their million dollar baby does.

Time for some apologies?

source: http://www.knowyourmobile.com/blog/552022/iphone_4_still_has_biggest_antenna_issue.html
 

Phi4sius

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I just got my iPhone 4 yesterday. No dropped calls so far, and the sound quality with calls has been awesome. No reception issues detected during calls either. Best sounding cell phone I've ever had.
 
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extraextra

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I just got my iPhone 4 yesterday. No dropped calls so far, and the sound quality with calls has been awesome. No reception issues detected during calls either. Best sounding cell phone I've ever had.
I got my iPhone on July 29 - no antenna issues! I had to get it replaced though and my new one has antenna issues. :(
 
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ZipZap

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Dec 14, 2007
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You must be joking.

Does Ferrari apologize for their relatively low MPG? Does Toyota apologize for the Prius's relatively poor 0-100 performance?

Pick your desired trade-off.

"If you don't like it, don't buy it."
Stupid analogy....

The difference is the performance stats for the prius are available before you buy so you can make an informed decision. They are disclosed.

Fanboys here should stop looking for reasons to justify Apple's failure to communicate with customers, disclose and address the antenna issue.

Fact, the antenna design is seriously affected by gripping the phone.
Fact, apple knows there is a design flaw
Fact, apple is in damage control to minimize the cost of this fiasco

All I want to know is when will iphones hit the stores that no longer have the issue.

That seems reasonable....but to tell us means that they admit the flaw and face millions of potential returns/exchanges.

So instead, the drag other makers into the mix to obviscate the situation.

Typical Apple.

In the end, the best indicator we will have that the problem is fixed is the end of the free case/bumper give-away.
 
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pugnut

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Jul 1, 2007
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The iPhone 4 has been confirmed as the worst handset affected by antenna-gate
Published on Jul 31, 2010

Research carried out by the PA Consulting Group has shown that, despite Apple's vehement disagreement, its iPhone 4 is the handset most affected by 'death-grip'.

Tests carried out by the London based management consultants have proven that the iPhone 4 is the worst affected by the much publicised 'death-grip' antenna problem.

The research was carried out across a variety of situations incorporating various grips, network providers and with and without various after-market cases and bumpers and concluded that the problem was eminently more present in the iPhone 4 than any of it's smartphone brethren.

"In the majority of the tests PA’s wireless technologists found the iPhone 4’s performance was in the same range as the other smartphones tested (Blackberry 9700, HTC HD2), but it was consistently at the lower end of that range. And, as found by other testers, when used in the “death grip”, the iPhone4’s performance was significantly worse than other smartphones."

So, Mr Jobs and co may have a small point. Indeed, all comparable smartphones do suffer from some attenuation, but not to the degree that their million dollar baby does.

Time for some apologies?

source: http://www.knowyourmobile.com/blog/552022/iphone_4_still_has_biggest_antenna_issue.html
Really ? Who cares move on- don't buy one if you don't like it go back to the droid or the Palm. As an investor I thank jobs everyday....
 
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Knowimagination

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Apr 6, 2010
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I really thought that we would be past this by now. This is a thread that should have been (and probably was dozens of times) posted 3 weeks ago, just move on already.
 
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