Originally Posted by Lukeskymac
Well, wake up, genius. This. Is. Not. An. Issue. Everyfrigginphoneoutthereintheopenhasit.
It's not an issue for you, it's not an issue for me, but somewhere out there it's a very real issue for someone, and they aren't delusional.
All cell phones suffer from this "issue" (sorry, nothing else to call it) to some degree, fine. We all get that. That doesn't erase the fact that THIS phone's signal degradation has been shown to be worse than average. What sets this phone apart is it's external antenna.
insulate the antenna from hands.
Originally Posted by DanielSW
Go back and watch the event video. Get your facts straight and your erroneous convictions under control. Steve said that the iPhone4 has weak spots just like other smartphones. One partial solutions for those who experience problems is to use a case to insulate the antenna from hands.
The antenna wrapped around the outside of the phone, exactly.
Every phone may suffer from this to some degree, but the iphone4 has been proven to suffer from it pretty badly numerous times. If your phone doesn't do it, awesome, I'm glad for you, but that doesn't change what others are seeing.
I'm not attacking Apple for giving out free cases as a "solution" for some people. In fact, I said it's a fairly neutral solution, neither to be celebrated or hated. I'm simply saying Apple knows what's up, and giving out free cases to their users proves it.
What was it, like 16,500 people have reported problems? Those people exist you know... This isn't all made up nonsense. Tests from numerous websites have proven that.
If you read a few of my posts, I've pointed out how there's two extremes in this argument, and the most rational position is right in the middle.