Why Apple NEEDS an Antenna Specialist

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  1. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    OK... I know that people have been posting about the problems with the problems with the antenna. I'm not here to complain about the problems... I'm here to complain about Apple not seeing this coming (Major sarcasm, I don't have an iPhone 4, I wait to see if anything has any random problems before following people blindly)... But this article from Engadget explains it all...

    The professor just says, "'The human tissue will in any event have an inhibitory effect on the antenna. Touch means that a larger portion of antenna energy becomes heat and lost.'" according to the article.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/26/iphone-4-antenna-problems-were-predicted-on-june-10-by-danish-pr/
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    so glad they aren't out in australia yet.. hopefully a chance that they might fix this before it does come here.
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    i can hold my iphone4 from anywhere and i've never lost signal :\ it might just be a little percent of the iphones that got damages. just like the "yellow spots/yellow bands"

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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Connect the two antennas in the LOWER LEFT hand corner. It'll drop after a minute or two, it really only affects left handed people... Like me

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    The yellow spots are caused by un-dried glue, they should go away after a while.
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    Perhaps as the article says most people do, Apple should turn that single antenna into two, so if your hand covers one of them more than the other, that one is affected more instead of them both?

    Or just sell them with a free bumper. I mean for such an expensive gadget, a small piece of plastic isn't such a drastic loss. probably costs them 2$ to manufacture.

    Another thought, would purchasing the "full coverage" invisible shield that covers the sides solve this? or is it too little in between the fingers and the antenna?
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    Beans48 New Member

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    Why didn't they just make the split between the 2 antennas on top of the iPhone...
  7. personman

    personman Active Member

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    There is one on top.

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    Mr.Funman Banned

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    buy bumpers, their rubber!!
    or...

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    that was my question...but naturally they didnt think of it prior to making the phone and adequately testing the prototype. shame on apple
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    awesome! haha
  10. personman

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    It might not be that they did a bad job testing. There's a rumor that the problem is the baseband and we don't know what basebands Apple used on the prototypes.

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