UK iPhones with the reception issue?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Virtuality, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Virtuality macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2007

    Is anyone who bought iPhone 4 in the UK experiencing these dropped calls/reception issues when touching the left side of the phone?

  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Without bumper yes and no depending if my hands are clammy.

    I've got a bumper though ;)
  3. hammer2007 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Yep on o2 16g ip4..I will say im in a very average 3g area which if im lucky i get 1bar mainly searching indoors, outdoors 3 bars but what killed it for me, even on 2g i can go from 5 bars to nothing :( by touching my ip4, my cheapo nokia has always 5 solid bars.
  4. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I tried out one of the display models in an O2 shop and I was able to replicate the same reception issue with the metal rim. It had full 3G signal, then once I held it by the bottom-left corner the 3G signal was lost, it dropped to regular GPRS and then slowly went up to full GPRS. 3G wasn't regained until I let go again. Kinda weird.
  5. timp123 macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Mine goes from 5 bars to 1 bar if I cover that corner :(

    Apple could have a seriously big (expensive) problem if it is hardware related
  6. thetonyclifton macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2006
    Belfast - UK
    My bars are all over the place - when I hold it bottom left/back although I cant pin it down any more specific than that.

    Not sure if it is dropping actual signal or just the bars - I dont seem to have the problem with the bumper on.

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