iPhone 4 loses signal quality when held differently

Do you enjoy your brand new sweet looking iPhone 4?  Do you want to cuddle with it?  Well, if you plan on doing that then prepare to lose reception.

It appears that the iPhone 4 has a really weird problem that doesn’t deal with software (which could be easily fixed or upgraded) but instead in the hardware itself.  If you happen to be left handed or hold your hand over the bottom left corner of the iPhone, it could cause your signal quality to go down the toilet.  Odd, huh?

What does Mr. Jobs have to say about this?  Simple, “Just avoid holding it that way”.  Golden!

As for an official company statement which is mostly just a bunch of yap, yap, bullshit.  They state:

“Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases.”

Yes, because I always lose my reception when I’m, you know, holding my phone to talk on it!  Anyway, obviously Apple overlooked this huge mistake and I’m sure we can expect them to change it with new builds of the phone.  But what about those who already poured all of their money into Apple’s latest and greatest?  No word yet, but an exchange policy would be nice.



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