Originally Posted by dubiousutility
To determine whether this is just a problem with the software measurement of the signal strength, I tested the actual data throughput speed in both unheld and held states. The impact of holding the iPhone in your hand is SEVERE, cutting up/down speeds to a fraction of their unheld potential. Here are the results
You will get the same thing with the 3GS - or any other smart phone.
Body mass (salt water specifically) absorbs and thus reduces radio frequency radiation.
"You canna change the laws of physics"
You might want to really read the article that was linked to in the orignal story:http://www.antennasys.com/antennasys...-antennas.html
Particularly the last line. Maybe twice, just to ensure you read what the author really wrote and not what you expect him to write (unlike some other posters in this thread).
More than a problem with the iPhone, this is an example of totally unrealistic expectations by people who really do think this crap works by magic
And blaming that on Steve or Apple overhyping and over-marketing is just intellectual laziness. Every company talks up their good points and de-emphasises their weak points. As a consumer, it's your job to weed out the relevant from the irrelevant. Same for blog postings on the Internet - sheesh. I'm not sure as a race we are mature enough for the instant communication we get through the Internet.