“Antennagate” Issues Affecting Verizon iPhone 4 Also [Video]
There have been several complaints from Verizon iPhone 4 users that they’re observing reception issues when they touch iPhone 4’s side antenna bands. Folks over at Gizmodo have also received several complaints from their readers who have observed the same issue and have posted many videos showing the problem.
Steve Jobs had revealed during his Keynote at WWDC 2010 that the stainless steel bands around the new iPhone are actually part of the “primary structural element” of the device that house the iPhone’s antenna system.We were hoping that the new antenna system was going to fix the network connectivity issues resulting in fewer dropped calls that has plagued iPhone users until now (at least AT&T’s iPhone customers).
Folks over at iLounge who actually put the device to test reported that the so called “death grip” or “death hug” in CDMA iPhone 4 case affects both cellular and WiFi signals:
The problem with Wi-Fi reception appears when the device is held snugly in landscape orientation with two hands, a position common when playing games or using the widescreen keyboard. Prior to the Verizon iPhone 4’s launch, sources told iLounge to be on the lookout for the issue, which was being referred to as the “death hug.” It should be noted that although early Apple-sanctioned reviews of the Verizon iPhone 4 claimed that the antenna problems had been fixed in the CDMA model, the same reviewers failed to notice the antenna problems in their original coverage of the GSM model.
Check out the video below:
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