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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Apple iPhone 4 antenna reception problem and its solution

According to numerous reports, holding the new Apple's iPhone 4 phone's new external antenna band has the tendency to completely block reception. This seems to be a major design flaw. Though Apple's chief Steve Jobs had admitted this problem, he suggested to avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band.

Watch the following two videos to witness the reception problem in play.

iPhone 4 Reception Issue with Holding the Phone

Simple Illustration of iPhone 4 Antenna Problem / Flaw / Reception Issues When You Hold in Your Hand

Jobs' response:
Just avoid holding it in that way.

My thought: A product should adapt to the consumer and the consumer shouldn’t adapt to the phone.

Apple's Jobs: You're Holding the iPhone 4 Wrong [via]

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