Thought's from behind [in] bars...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macmadandproud, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. macmadandproud macrumors member

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    The more I think about the "reception issue" as it seems to have now become, the more I think I'm getting a picture of what went wrong...

    My opinion is: Apple knew in testing that holding the phone in precisely a certain way, would reduce reception by 1-2 bars.

    I don't think it is a coincidence that they chose now to release their first ever iPhone case, and one that just so happens to only cover the area effected under these circumstances.

    I think that ultimately the real miscalculation that Apple made was that they massively underestimated just how many areas of AT&T's coverage only have 1-2 bars to begin with.

    Losing 1-2 bars when the antenna is handled is an issue for all cell phones, and when one has sufficient service, it really isn't that big of an issue. It is now however, because this issue is revealing just how much of the AT&T network is really just a patched-up poor excuse for one.

    This is just one guy talking here, but unless I've missed it, this seems to be an angle that I am not hearing people talking about too much.... how come? :confused:
     
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately you're not the first, and I give it about 30 seconds before a less polite poster rips you apart for this!
     
  3. macmadandproud thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, all I can say to that is... um, ooops!

    The thing is, so much seems to have been said about this, that if we were to never repeat what someone has already said, we'd have nothing left to say! :)

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  4. ciaran00 macrumors 6502

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    Running theory is that they didn't see it because they were testing it in the 3GS-like cases. If their test units were all snug in rubber, then I can see how they'd completely miss it.

    It's a big miss, and the media's going to rake Apple over the coals for it. They should have known better...
     

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