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[Giz] Consumer Reports Confirms Verizon iPhone 4 Death Grip Problems

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The problem is similar to the one we confirmed in July with the AT&T version of Apple's newest smart phone. It can occur when you hold either version of the phone in a specific but quite natural way in which a gap in the phone's external casing is covered. The phone performs superbly in most other respects, and using the iPhone 4 with a case can alleviate the problem.
http://gizmodo.com/#!5770481/consume...-grip-problems

I think the first comment at the source fits nicely - "It is apparent that after over six months after release and millions of iPhone 4's sold, the "death grip" is inconsequential to actual everyday use"
 
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Isn't this a design flaw on Apple's part?
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Originally Posted by Playapplepie View Post
Isn't this a design flaw on Apple's part?
Yes, although I haven't dropped a single call with my iPhone4. I only hand a few dropped calls with my 3GS. The design flaw only exacerbates the problem in low signal areas, but I can cover my phone with both hands and still hold on to a phone call.
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Apple wasn't going to change the iphone4. They are just using verizon, atm, as a way to offload the rest of the iphone4 stock before the iphone5 comes out. It is a good business move on their part. Sucks for stupid customers though.
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Yes.
That is what I thought. The article made it sound, at least to me, that this was Verizon's fault.
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This just in! A phone that has a design flaw still has the same design flaw despite only switching service providers!

Thanks, Consumer Reports, I would have never known!
    
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Originally Posted by Playapplepie View Post
Isn't this a design flaw on Apple's part?
Apple has no design flaws, it is the users flaws that are the problems.
-just ask Steve Jobs-lol



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Apple wasn't going to change the iphone4. They are just using verizon, atm, as a way to offload the rest of the iphone4 stock before the iphone5 comes out. It is a good business move on their part. Sucks for stupid customers though.
pretty sure verizon and at&t use completely different networks, GSM and CDMA which means the a iphone made for the at&t network can't just put on Verizon.. that's why we've seen jailbroken iphones on all the other networks BUT Verizon.
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Originally Posted by ForumViewer View Post
http://gizmodo.com/#!5770481/consume...-grip-problems

I think the first comment at the source fits nicely - "It is apparent that after over six months after release and millions of iPhone 4's sold, the "death grip" is inconsequential to actual everyday use"
Who the hell cares! This has been posted and reposted a million times since the iPhone4 came out.

Even with the "death grip" the iPhone's popularity keeps going up.

The so-called "death grip" affects all smartphones and most older phones. Any phone, when held a certain way, will have signal loss. If I put my phone (Sharp 842SH) in my jean pocket and sit down it loses signal.
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I don't hold my iPhone 4 when making calls, I use Jedi mind tricks to make it float while talking so this is not an issue for me.
    
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