iPhone 4 Antenna Problem is Caused By a Design Flaw, Not Signal Blockage





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Uploaded on Jun 25, 2010

The antenna problem on the iPhone 4 is a design flaw, not a matter of holding the phone the "wrong way" or holding it in a "death grip" as some have suggested. And it's not a matter of blocking or covering the antenna. This video shows that, to kill the cellular signal, you only need to touch a small spot on the side of the iPhone. By touching this spot, which separates the cellular antenna (on the bottom) from the wifi antenna (on the side), you're joining the two antennas, and this causes the cell signal to die. I've loved the iPhone since day one, and iPhone 4 is great, but Apple should acknowledge and fix this flaw.

UPDATE: when this problem occurs, data communications (web browsing, etc) become extremely slow and then impossible as the bars drop down to 1 and then 0. But I also tried this during a phone call, and in that case, the bars dropped down to 1 just as in this video, but the call never dropped, and the audio quality never decreased (no crackling, drop-outs, etc).

UPDATE 2: comment policy: if your comment is obnoxious, and/or you failed 6th grade English, your comment will be deleted.

UPDATE 3: because the majority of new comments are now coming from morons (i.e. "WAAAAH ITS TEH FAKE!!1!"), and because YouTube's commenting system is a piece of absolute garbage that gives a generic "Error, try again" message virtually every time I try to post a response, I'm now disabling comments. For the record, here is my final response (which YouTube won't allow me to post because, as noted, YouTube is a buggy piece of crap):

@ThatOneGuyWhoVlogs You're a regular Sherlock Holmes, aren't you? You got me. It's fake. Because my finger wasn't completely still the whole time. Some other things that I also faked: that whole Apple press conference featuring Steve Jobs himself, and Apple's Free iPhone Case program, wherein they gave away thousands if not millions of free cases in order to address this problem (the one that I faked).


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