Verizon iPhone 4 Has Antenna Problem…. Didn’t Apple Learn Anything?
You gotta wonder what’s up with Apple? After their last go round with antenna issues on the original GSM iPhone 4, you’d think they’d make the Verizon iPhone bullet proof. But they they didn’t. They video brought to you by iLounge below shows the fact that the Verizon iPhone has the same antenna issues as the original GSM iPhone 4:
It actually gets worse. It’s not just the cellular antenna. It’s also the WiFi antenna that’s affected as well according to the article:
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. Prior to the Verizon iPhone 4’s launch, sources told iLounge to be on the lookout for the issue, which was being referred to as the “death hug.”
Apparently iLounge saw this coming and they have some observations:
It should be noted that although early Apple-sanctioned reviews of the Verizon iPhone 4 claimed that the antenna problems had been fixed in the CDMA model, the same reviewers failed to notice the antenna problems in their original coverage of the GSM model. 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 antenuation may not be noticeable in areas with stronger signal strength.
Steve, you have some explaining to do.