What Cases Fix Antenna Issues?

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  1. rmchale macrumors regular

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    What cases fix the antenna issue? I'm looking for video proof. Also include prices in your post. I'll summarize the results.

    Apple Bumpers? ($29?)
    Spec Candyshell? ($15?)
     
  2. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I don't think it matters what case you use, as long as it covers the metal edge on the phone.
     
  3. jp93 macrumors regular

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  4. rmchale thread starter macrumors regular

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    I read some people saying certain cases were not working
     
  5. worldfar macrumors newbie

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    Some guys test the iPhone4 at the Softbank (Japan), They didn't have the antenna problems. When they hold it, the signal bar will reduce, but they can still make a phone call.:confused:
    I don't think the Jobs hadn't test this kind of signal problem!
     
  6. Bigworm36 macrumors newbie

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    I have a silicon case and it does not solve the issue
     
  7. nfl46 macrumors 603

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  8. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I bought a Rockfish case from Best Buy as a temporary case but it definitely doesn't fix the issue.
     
  9. apple.pseudofan macrumors regular

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    Anyone know what retail outlets other than apple have cases? Apparently Apple stores are plum out of bumpers :(
     
  10. Resist macrumors 68030

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    You could probably also wrap the iPhone 4's frame with scotch tape or wear gloves when using it, to fix the issue.
     
  11. rmchale thread starter macrumors regular

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    Definitely the cheapest option
     
  12. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    that's the case I use and I have no issues. not that I ever did though.
     
  13. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the apple bumper and it does not solve the issue.
     
  14. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    I'd be insulted .... buying (paying extra) for a case to fix design problems on the first day of my new gadget...

    tsk tsk tsk..... return it back and wait a month or so.... I am sure they'll fix it silently ....
     
  15. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    You probably just have bad reception in your house. I have the bumper and it absolutely fixed the problem.
     
  16. rmchale thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting.. That's kind of disappointing. Video?
     
  17. rmchale thread starter macrumors regular

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    Best Buy is rumored to have a few.
     
  18. rmchale thread starter macrumors regular

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  19. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    Any case that does not act as a bridge (connects,conducts u get the idea) between the 3 antennas, basically a plastic somthing like that. The signal failure is caused by the hand connecting the 2 antennas on the right I tryed the others and it dident affect the signal. If u live in a strong enuph signal area the signal will decrease a little or not at all that is why some are having problems and some are not.
     
  20. rmchale thread starter macrumors regular

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    So DR, which cases work?
     
  21. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually I have great reception. Full bars. With the bumper on its a bit slower watching the bars go down, but they definitely go down.


    i'll try to get one up, give me a little bit.
     
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