Originally Posted by DaHarder
Interesting ...but at least it's over, even though it allegedly never was an issue.
It was an ALWAYS an issue... for a limited number of people in certain situations (non-case users in weak signal areas). And a smaller issue than the ways in which the antenna is BETTER than the already-good antenna on the 3G/3GS: testing showed what I myself have found: the iPhone 4 gets a better signal in weak rural areas, despite the fact that bars drop when you hold it a certain way.
Of course, bars dropping is not the same as call dropping. That can happen too—with other phones as well—but more rarely. I myself have never seen a problem with touching the metal gap. Holding the bottom of the phone, yes... but I see that on other phones as well. I have no doubt there ARE situations in which touching the metal gap makes a difference, but I haven’t experienced them. The problem of actual dropped calls from the antenna design is nowhere near universal, as the drummed-up “scandal” would have you believe it to be. Unless you mean “universal” in the sense that any phone will sometimes do that...
In short, the iPhone 4’s reception is much better than plenty of other phones, but those ones are somehow OK... Well, a free bumper is no bad thing
And I don’t recall Apple lying about touching the gap being a potential issue in some situations... they gave a away bumpers voluntarily for that reason. That was an admission that it CAN happen.
But it’s funny... for all the vast numbers of iPhone 4 buyers on forums (where people love to complain) I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone complain about iPhone 4 dropped calls, or return one for that reason. Ever. Not even a made-up troll! All I’ve ever seen is lots of people who do NOT own an iPhone 4, indignant on our behalf. Well, thanks, but we’re fine
The problems, while real, are minor and rare. I would never take back my old phone that couldn’t get a signal in places my iPhone 4 can!