Video of iPhone 4 Reception Issue in Apple Store on Display Device

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Alphanumeric, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Alphanumeric macrumors member

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    I've been experiencing the iPhone 4 in hand reception issue since my phone arrived on June 23rd. I've read some comments online from people who said they couldn't reproduce the symptoms in the Apple Store. Well today I happened to be in an Apple Store and I was able to reproduce the exact issue I've been experiencing with one of the display devices. I didn't have to do anything special to recreate the issue with the display device other than hold the phone exactly like how I used to hold my iPhone 3g. BTW, the video was shot with my iPhone 4.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3dMhyti02o
     
  2. BKNY macrumors member

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    Hello

    Mined doesn't have that problem, i have been trying for couple of hours now and nothing.. i guess i'm one of the lucky few
     
  3. Alphanumeric thread starter macrumors member

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    How are you holding it?
     
  4. ashVID macrumors regular

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    Same experience at my house, full bars to dropped call.




    ash =o)
     
  5. orangerock macrumors regular

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    Thumb on the left side, index finger on top, middle and ring finger on right side...it's how I have always held a phone and I've yet to have a reception issue.
     
  6. RyanG macrumors 6502

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    You're doing it wrong bro, you gotta cover the left corner with the vulcan death grip.

    Seriously, that is the most retarded way I've ever seen a phone held.
     
  7. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

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    I hold it almost the same way. Thumb on the left, index finger on the upper back of the phone, ring and middle finger on the right side, almost on the Apple logo, and my pinky finger goes under the phone / over the dock connector.
     
  8. MacNasty macrumors member

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    i dont have a iP4 yet...but i went to the apple store over the weekend to check it out...and i experience this first hand...put it in my left hand like all the pictures and saw the reception slowly go down.

    hopefully they get this fixed
     
  9. vlug macrumors 6502

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    Brilliant example of this terrible design flaw :( just hope a software fix can sort it, else my phone is going to have to go back and I wanna keep it.
     
  10. Alphanumeric thread starter macrumors member

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    I would also like to be optimistic and think a software fix can solve this design flaw, but I have a feeling the only fix will be a redesign/modification of the hardware. I'm also in the same position with wanting to keep the phone, but if this issue is not officially addressed I think its going back...
     
  11. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Wait, was that recorded with an iPhone 4?

    Jesus, I need that phone now. C'mon Apple, Canada is waiting.
     
  12. Alphanumeric thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, that was recorded with an iPhone 4. It does do somethings really well...
     
  13. cloudberrybrew macrumors regular

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    not another thread with another video that we already know about [​IMG]
     
  14. SonoViva macrumors 6502

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    I love how the fingers turned white with effort.... Seriously, who holds their phone like they want to crush it?
     
  15. Alphanumeric thread starter macrumors member

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    I really didn't hold the phone any harder than I would have normally held my iPhone 3g. You could basically the rest the phone in your hand produce the same results...
     

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