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Originally Posted by Cretz;12312156 
That's what you get when buying overpriced overhyped hipster garbage.

+1 devil-smiley-019.gif
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Originally Posted by DannyTheGamer;12312169 
Yeah, but as this clearly states..
They failed to what was said.

That's is one of many problems that I have with Apple. Do you think they should just explain why this is happening instead of telling lies. Because I do.
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Originally Posted by Pings;12312210 
That's is one of many problems that I have with Apple. Do you think they should just explain why this is happening instead of telling lies. Because I do.

+REP yeah. I'm with you on that.
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Tested my HTC Desire running Android 2.3.2 and it seems to drop one bar at the most although it doesn't normally drop at all.
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Had Apple altered the antennae in any shape or form, it would have been concession that they screwed the first one up. It was a strategic move to save face.

Signal degradation is unavoidable in all phones, but the iPhone4's flaw was that the antennae became grounded by physical contact with the phone, as in, it had no insulation between a fixed point in the case and itself like other phones do have. Therefore signal lost with light touching.

Steve Jobs and his cronies practicing kung-fu death grips on competitors phones is beside the point. I can shut down the iPhone4 with the tip of my pinky.
Edited by RagingCain - 2/8/11 at 1:06pm
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Originally Posted by RagingCain;12312452 
Had Apple altered the antennae in any shape or form, it would have been concession that they screwed the first one up. It was a strategic move to save face.

Signal degradation is unavoidable in all phones, but the iPhone4's flaw was that the antennae became grounded by physical contact with the phone, as in, it had no insulation between a fixed point in the case and itself like other phones do have. Therefore signal lost with light touching.

Steve Jobs and his cronies practicing kung-fu death grips on competitors phones is beside the point. I can shut down the iPhone4 with the tip of my pinky.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS!!!!!!

How many times do we need to go over this?

We all know that signal loss is inherant with this anttena. It is the fact that the slightest touch will render an iPhone 4 totaly useless.

Please show me proof that you can kill the signla ENTIRELY with the slightest touch of your pinky (or as shown in one demo, a bobby pin laid across it) on any other phone. Droid, Win7 phone, etc. Then you can speak about this not being a huge flaw.
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*in a weak signal area
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This happens to every phone, even old flip phones like the Motorola Razr.

When you're doing good, everyone wants to get some dirt on you.
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Originally Posted by kidwolf909;12311987 
I am definitely not an advocate of the iPhone (I despise how locked down the OS is), but I do believe that this signal degradation will happen to ANY smartphone/cellphone, regardless of brand.

With internal antennas, it's near impossible to maintain optimal signal strength when you put your hand between then antenna and the open air.

Except it tends to lose more signal, having an external antenna just extends the extremes of an internal one. (Eg. You get higher reception in a perfect environment but your reception lowers even more in a not-so-perfect one)

While it is overblown (Most people won't notice it, but I hate things like this as you might need reception in an area without decent reception and then you're screwed unless you got a case), Apple really need to handle this better, tell us what the problem is but also tell us why they still chose the design (i.e. the benefits of it).
    
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Except it tends to lose more signal, having an external antenna just extends the extremes of an internal one. (Eg. You get higher reception in a perfect environment but your reception lowers even more in a not-so-perfect one)

While it is overblown (Most people won't notice it, but I hate things like this as you might need reception in an area without decent reception and then you're screwed unless you got a case), Apple really need to handle this better, tell us what the problem is but also tell us why they still chose the design (i.e. the benefits of it).

they did, they found that it over all got better reception, made the phone more durable, and gave them more room inside while making the case smaller
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