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Old 24-06-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

Simply touch the phone on the side and watch as your signal plummets into inability to make phone calls and text people.

http://gizmodo.com/5571171/iphone-4-...e-antenna-band

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This is a reader video found on Macrumors forums illustrating something weird. When the guy holds the iPhone in his hands, touching the outside antenna band in two places, he drops reception. Placing the phone down gets him 4 bars.
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Old 24-06-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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Re: How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

wa ha ha ha stupid iphone people
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Re: How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

lolz. Apple Fail.. Again..
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Old 25-06-2010, 09:25 AM   #4
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Re: How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

is this for real?
how can they overlook something like this?
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Old 25-06-2010, 11:06 AM   #5
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Re: How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

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is this for real?
how can they overlook something like this?
Here's Steve Job's response to the issue:


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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.
Sure, my phone will drop signal if I cover the antenna but the antenna of my phone is on the back in a small spot up the top of the phone, and my natural grip of my phone leads me to curve my fingers and point them down the back rather than up like a retard.

It's simply an unacceptable response to something that is plaguing so many customers.

For the gameon users that get an iPhone 4, here is Steve Job's on how to hold an iPhone 4 as demonstrated to the Russian President.

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Old 25-06-2010, 11:35 AM   #6
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Re: How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

seriously though, if we had been in "April" i would be laughing now
but am still pretty shocked by this
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Old 25-06-2010, 11:59 AM   #7
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Re: How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

Those are some pretty piss poor email responses :S
Hope it gets sorted for everyone but im guessing by their lax atitude about the whole thing it wont be.
Glad i went for the HTC Desire now.
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Re: How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

Dont worry though, they conveniently have a fix available in the way of there bumpers for it :

http://store.apple.com/uk/configure/...co=MTgxNTgyNDc

Have a look at what it is and how much Apple are charging for it....
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http://store.apple.com/uk/configure/...co=MTgxNTgyNDc

Have a look at what it is and how much Apple are charging for it....
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Old 25-06-2010, 01:25 PM   #10
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Re: How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

"Just avoid holding it that way"

WTF? Is he serious? Well, I suppose they're not sold on their performance so it really doesn't matter to the average early adopter. It's more important to be seen to own one than to actually use it.
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Jesus that seems incredibly pricy, i just picked something much the same as that up for my HTC desire for 1.95 including postage lol!
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Re: How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

lol everyone knows the iphone is a fashion accessory not a real mobile phone. In my opinion i find apples products to be rather piss poor in comparison to other products on the market.
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Re: How to turn your 600 iPhone 4 into an iPod Touch

It's not that they're piss poor. It's just that they're not finished and are over regulated by Apple. Like having to use iTunes to put music on your ipod (unless you use a 3rd party app) Everyone else just makes it appear as a drive so you can just copy files to it but Apple has to have more control over you than that so insists on iVirus.

The iPhone came out missing several essential (to most people) features which were only addressed in later versions and now the iPad is the same. I'd love a pad computer. I honestly think it's something that we could see as ubiquitous as a mobile phone in a few years but not Apple's version. I can't wait for one to come out using Android. (Yes, I know there is one but it's much smaller and not as useful)

Apple have brilliant ideas and market them well but then someone else does it better before they can catch up.
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How to hold your iPhone.
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