iPhone 4 Signal Loss Claim Inaccurate
By now we all know that Apple is claiming that the iPhone 4 antenna problem is caused by a “slightly inaccurate signal loss bar.” However, according to Consumer Reports they were able to reproduce the signal loss, and isn’t caused by an inaccurate bar display.
According to an article over on Techeye by Nick Farrell, the issue isn’t as Apple claims as “The drop had a significant effect on both call success and quality.”
Mike Gikas of Consumer Reports has stated that as he held the iPhone 4 in what has become known as the “Death Grip” the signal strength started to fall in the meter form the original 3 or 4 bars down to 0 bars depending on his location within his house.
Apparently it took 5 seconds to drop and has a “significant effect” on both call quality and success, and when in a low signal state calls made to the iPhone 4 from a Motorola Droid on the Verizon network failed repeatedly.
Apparently it looks like “nothing to do with the display” and wireless experts believe it is a design flaw so the Apple software fix will not help, and will “especially not work” if Apple believes the reason is a “dodgy wireless meter.”