Verizon iPhone may suffer from attenuation; the world yawns and moves on

| Tuesday, February 8th, 2011


iLounge editor Charles Starrett has noticed that the Verizon iPhone may have an issue with loss of signal if the slots on the antenna frame are bridged:

The problem with Wi-Fi reception appears when the device is held snugly in landscape orientation with two hands, a position common when playing games or using the widescreen keyboard.

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iLounge’s testing so far has found that the Verizon iPhone 4’s issues appear in the same geographic location as the AT&T iPhone 4’s, indoors with an average of three bars of signal strength. Once again, use of a protective case appears to fix the antenna issue, and antennuation may not be noticeable in areas with stronger signal strength.

I am unable to reproduce the issue on my new iPhone, but if this is similar to the issues with the AT&T model, it may be spotty.

In the height of the madness last year surrounding this, Apple held a press conference and handed out free bumpers. After that, I think most people understand this to be an issue that happens to some people, with some devices, some times. I really don’t think there’s much to see here.

Also — who holds a phone like that? It isn’t a life raft…

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