iPhone 4 “Antenn-aid” Solution is a Hit

In what appears to have started off as a fun jibe at Apple and the iPhone 4 antenna issue, two guys came up with a sticking plaster to cover the iPhone 4 gap and thus solve the antennagate problem.

However, according to an article over on the Inquirer by way of the New York Times, the “Antenn-aid” bandages, small colourful stickers that can be placed over the iPhone 4 weak spot, designed by Szymon Weglarski and Jon Dorfman seem to have become a hit.

This solution is apparently moving so fast Dorfman says, “We put the site up late Friday night and we’re getting a new order every minute.”

Originally the guys offered the “Antenn-aid” stickers individually but soon found that was inefficient and so offer a 6 pack of assorted colours at a price of $5 plus shipping. Weglarski told the NYT, “We haven’t done any official testing, but it does seem to improve the antenna problem. You don’t drop as many bars as it’s really about separating metal from flesh.”


One thought on “iPhone 4 “Antenn-aid” Solution is a Hit”

  1. Love the idea of these stickers.

    Apples steps to refund cases wont make up for the lack of function over form.

    It's a shame to see so many issues with the iPhone 4 after so many people waited for it's release. What's more of a shame is that it seems Apple knew about some of these issues already, such as the problem with reception.

    If a brand new company brought out a product and then told you needed to pay a further £25 to make it work properly, you wouldn't bother. But Apple have created such a loyal following that people may just put up with what issues there are for the sake of owning the latest Apple product. Personally, I'd be happier with an older iPhone – at least then the issues are all ironed out.

    However, it's also interesting to see how much excitement new technologies can bring. New technology and innovation is important for new business, illustrated by entrepreneurship grants and new business competitions like http://www.ukesnc.com.

    Guess it's not all bad!

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