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Steve Jobs on iPhone 4 Reception: 'Avoid Holding It In That Way'

Steve Jobs on iPhone 4 Reception: 'Avoid Holding It In That Way'

Posted June 24, 2010 at 9:15pm by iClarified · 28400 views
Just as Steve Jobs responded to the iPhone 4 reception issues, the company issued a formal statement on the matter.

According to Engadget, Aram sent Steve Jobs the following email:

I love my new iPhone 4(nice work) but when I put my hand on the steel bands I lose all reception. It appears to be a common issue. Any plans to fix this?

Jobs replied,

Just avoid holding it in that way.

Apple has also released a formal statement on the matter.

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.

Do you think Apple is in the wrong here? Or is everyone making to big a deal as they try to find flaws in the iPhone?

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Virtual-Oz - June 25, 2010 at 7:53pm
Listen to the glorious words of our all master! Thanks Mr Jobs - I always thought it was MY fault! And now here I have the proof - it's my hands! Sorry to ever doubt any Apple product. I will really chastise myself well tonight. Hail Apple! Hail Apple!
Nick - June 25, 2010 at 9:49am
One thing I always recommend to people after buying a new iPhone, especially when upgrading to a newer iPhone, NEVER RESTORE YOUR BACKUPS FROM THE OLD IPHONE. I've seen so many problems on the iPhone from restoring backups from previous models to the newest model, and even sometimes when you reinstall and restore the backup to the same phone. Sometimes it's just better to start from scratch, so if you are having problems, I would try restoring the firmware and DO NOT restore your iPhone backup.
Name - June 25, 2010 at 6:30pm
Start from scratch every time?! You must have a ton of time on your hands. Also, monk like patience.
AGR - June 25, 2010 at 11:24pm
wow... to that ONCE A YEAR, that indeed is a herculean task.
ernstlustig - June 26, 2010 at 10:33am
Do you love your iPhone or not?
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