As we reported earlier, more info on the iPhone 4 Antenna - signal issue is appearing, all over the web.
Some people seem to have got not our problem from apple;
Reader Joe called up Apple to ask about the reception issues, and they said...
Their answer? "Get a bumper" and "it's not their problem".
I told the CSR that if their solution is to buy a bumper, why aren't they giving them out for free? Again, she said not her problem.
Quite an infuriating call - while I sympathize with the verbal beat-down that many of the Apple CSRs will be getting over this problem, they need a better solution than to recommend fixing the problem with their own rubber cases...
Gizmodo has a running review of iPhone 4 impressions and the following comments are plucked off that post. May be one of the engineers have Signal Booster Business!
I am getting horrible reception with my new iPhone 4. Dropped calls in places I never got dropped calls before. Downshifting to Edge frequently also. WTF Apple!In addition to that there are multitude of videos appearing on YouTube as well, selecting which one to post is a hassle itself.
If my phone is lying on my desk/couch/etc.., I have decent service in my house but when I pick the phone up with a full hand (palm + all fingers) my service drops quickly to "No Service". If I use two or three fingers & hold it near the top, I have at least 2 bars & I can use the phone to make calls...
- Slim Johnson
Mixed bag here. I seem to get more bars in areas of my house where I didn't use to. On the other hand, I also seem to get less bars in other areas. Needs further testing for me to make a solid judgment.
- Gabriel Militello