Apple Confirm on Antenna Issues when you hold on to it, in a weird way

We have posted about users facing Reception issues when they hold on to iPhone 4 in a particular way, there are rumors saying that those users might be holding on to metal objects or trying to short the circuit of the antenna. But Apple just confirmed that this is a known issue that if User hold the iPhone 4 on the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, shown on the photo above.

No doubt, lots of users have sent emails to Steve Jobs regarding this issues, hoping that he will reply. This is a action seems so popular in recents days, as it seems like Steve Jobs is replying to a lot of user sent emails recently!

This email was sent by Lucas, complaining on the antenna issue, and what did Jobs replied? “It’s not a big issue”!

In Regards to this Antenna issue, Apple also have officially acknowledged and responded to this iPhone 4 Antenna Reception problems:

Gripping any mobile 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. 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.

Apple also mentioned that they will be updating the software of iOS 4 to resolve this issue, so we are not really sure if this is a hardware or software issue. Hopefully it is just a software issue, as it can be easily solve compare to hardware… [Gizmodo]


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