Did Walt Mossberg’s iPhone 4 review foreshadow the device’s antenna quirks

Mon, Jun 28, 2010


Looking back at Walt Mossberg’s in-depth review of the iPhone 4, it seems that ole’ Walt might have experienced the same antenna quirks that are affecting a good number of iPhone 4 owners.

However, on at least six occasions during my tests, the new iPhone was either reporting “no service” or searching for a network while the old one, held in my other hand, was showing at least a couple of bars. Neither Apple nor AT&T could explain this. The iPhone 4 quickly recovered in these situations, showing service after a few seconds, but it was still troubling.

Perhaps “quickly recovered” means that Mossberg simply adjusted how he was holding the iPhone 4 without realizing that his “death grip” was responsible for the inexplicable service quirks he was experiencing.



1 Comments For This Post

  1. Chanson de Roland Says:

    Or it may simply mean that the iPhone 4′ iOS 4 has a software flaw that prevents it from quickly and/or correctly registering reception as the iPhone 4 switched frequency. We all await the answer to this question. Certainly, Apple urgently wants this to simply be a software problem.

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