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Originally Posted by AzO View Post
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.
To be fair - it doesnt loose signal like the iPhone 4 does. The iPhone 4 commits suicide more or less when you do it.

Although, I don't believe the Verizon iPhone 4 does it as bad as the AT&T one. I've held both side by side and used multiple apps/webbrowsing on both before the Verizon came out. My AT&T one died out before the V iPhone 4 even came close (never did either, still held a decent connection).
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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.

but are they really mind tricks when they affect physical objects!?!?
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but are they really mind tricks when they affect physical objects!?!?
"... do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead only try to realizes the truth... there is no spoon... then you'll see it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself"

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post #14 of 30
iPhone4 loses reception because of how you can bridge the antenna. If you put a metal pin/paper clip on the outside case, reception can drop from full bars down to no signal.
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i dunno i personally think the appearance of the iphone 4 was ugly .. so i just stuck with my 3gs looks nicer and preforms more or less the same
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Yeesh, I dont know what gizmodo did to their website, but now I cant even view it. Page just shows gizmodo on the top followed by top stories and latest. No other pictures or words.

Wish they would have the option of changing back to their old website look.
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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!
that's all it is
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post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by aroc91 View Post
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!
this

Also, freaking lol'd

Edit:
<--- Look at my stats, LOL
post #19 of 30
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Yeesh, I dont know what gizmodo did to their website, but now I cant even view it. Page just shows gizmodo on the top followed by top stories and latest. No other pictures or words.

Wish they would have the option of changing back to their old website look.
Try this: http://gizmodo.com/#!classic

It's not the same as the older version but its better than the new trashy layout.
 
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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.
They didn't offload anything; the Verizon iPhone has a slightly different antenna as well as a different 3G chip.

<<>>

All in all I say this doesn't matter so much: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4163/v...one-4-review/2


Now, if you take into account that the AT&T iPhone 4 (I assume Verizon too) can hold onto a signal 7 dBm lower than other smart phones, this would bring it down to 12.8 and 8.5 respectively, both of which are fine.
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