iPhone 4 iPhone 4 reception issue merely a software bug?

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  1. awal

    awal Well-Known Member

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    I seriously don't know what to believe anymore. I guess the only thing to do is wait for Apple to either announce that some of the first batch of iPhone 4s are buggy or release an iOS update that fixes the issue.

    On top of that my iPhone 4 order on ebay got canceled so I have no iPhone to personally test this out with

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  3. i.think.different

    i.think.different Banned

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    Put about and inch of scotch tape over the gaps between the antennas if you have this issue or get a case.
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    Bubalooshi Active Member

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    Why would it be a software bug if the call gets dropped?

    That's hardware.
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    krawks12 New Member

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    With so many different things being said, it's hard to know what is and isn't the truth. One thing I've heard is that if you have Edge/3G/Wifi off, you don't loose your signal while your hand is on the bottom left. IF that is the case, I'd imagine Apple could turn the above off while you're in a call which would fix the issue via a software update.

    Just a guess based on all the different information I've read about the issue.
  6. Mobious

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    Thats what bugs me the most, I mean I understand the case would add sort of a gap between the antenna and your hand, but how would scotch tape fix it? (Even though it has been showed to work, I still don't get it). Does it have something to do with those gaps? Can anyone elaborate on this please?
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    The scotch tape insulates the antennae from your hand, preventing signal loss.
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    So in a sense...it prevents the antenna signal/power/whatever from going through the hole into your hand which lowers the signal strength, and forces it to go the other direction?
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    No, they cannot turn them off. It's advertised as a feature to be able to talk while using 3G and Wi-Fi.
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    TheiPodTouch New Member

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    no problems on my 3gs on ios 4 holded it in every possible way no reduced reception

    maybe my hands are too small

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