Jun 26, 2010
Apple Admits iPhone 4 Antenna Problem
Written under: Technology
Within hours of Apple’s iPhone release, many users have complained of the iPhone 4 reception problem. And now, an official statement from Steve Jobs regarding this.
The metal bands surrounding the sides of the iPhone 4 acts as antennas for the device, and the signal drop problem seems to appear when a user touches both of the black lines on the phone’s metal sides towards the bottom, according to reports.
“Gripping any phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone,” reads the official Apple statement.
“If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases,” the statement concludes.