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Just A Quick Note To Help Users With iPhone 4 Reception Problems

Users who are and aren’t noticing the iPhone 4 signal drop problem might want to try taking their iPhone 4s outdoors, as well as inside different buildings. We’ve done quite a bit of testing with multiple units and found that the signal issue only is happening inside one specific testing location, doesn’t happen outdoors, and doesn’t happen inside at other places where we’ve tried it—but it does happen with multiple iPhones in the same place. It might be specific to a certain radio broadcasting frequency, or it could be due to interference from other wireless devices.

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i agree
at work and at home i have all sorts of issues (and did with my 3GS) but when i’m outside, or in a car driving, my iPhone 4 has been working great, no matter which hand i’m holding it in.
in fact, at home i catch a 3G signal with 3-4 bars at my desk which i would never get using my 3GS

Posted by paul on June 24, 2010 at 8:30 PM (CDT)


I can’t wait to test the reception at work tomorrow. The place I work at is like a bunker, I never got any signal there with an iPhone 3G. Once I got the 3GS I have noticed that I had bars most of the time, but sometimes my 3G connection dropped to edge and this would prevnet me from making calls. Hopefully with this new antena I can stay connected at all times with 3G speeds and I won’t have any dropped calls.

Posted by Trancefield on June 24, 2010 at 9:59 PM (CDT)


also, tape works, apparently for the signal drop issue:

9to5mac has a post on it, but i don’t appear to be able to link to it.

Posted by shawn on June 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM (CDT)


Waits for the bent wire coat hanger accessory line to hit the shelves…


Posted by Bob Levens in UK on June 25, 2010 at 2:18 PM (CDT)


i too agree. it seems the supposed “death grip” only affects me when im inside certain buildings.

Posted by Miles PO on June 28, 2010 at 10:21 PM (CDT)

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