Thursday, June 24, 2010
It's pretty but you'd better not touch!
While the new iPhone 4 was suppose to have a brilliant new antenna that doubled as the external frame, touching it in the wrong way will decrease the devices reception. According to this article at Tomshardware.com (and other various articles popping up everywhere), just holding the new iPhone can cause you to drop calls. Yeah yeah yeah, call me an Apple hater... but isn't this the simple type of problem that would be obvious during pre-release testing? It appears that the current solution is to purchase the $29 colored rubber band "case" from Apple but that seems ridiculous to me that Apple would even charge anyone for it at this point. Maybe they just wanted to rush the new phone to the market in a cash grab while everyone is still euphoric over the iPad... I'm not sure. Regardless, it sounds like they need a fix... quickly.