Apple never fails to innovate when it comes to hardware and software, and the iPhone 4 is no exception. It is unbelievably slim, the retina display is something to behold and the frame is sectioned into areas that help the antennas transmit and receive data. The iPhone 4 just about does it all, doesn’t it? Well, it turns out that some innovation might backfire when not thoroughly tested. The latter on that list of new features, the antenna-frame integration, is apparently causing reception issues when touched or held just the right way.
If this turns out to be a serious and common issue, Apple will have its hands full. We’re hoping that this won’t be the case, and perhaps the few reported problems will be just that – few. Check out the video below and catch a glimpse of it for yourself.
UPDATE: Here’s another video from Insanely Great Mac showing the problem when you touch the bottom-left corner of the iPhone 4 and the opposing side.
UPDATE 2: Here’s a few more recreations. If you find any more, drop a link in the comments!
Looks like a rubber bumper would fix it…
This guy seems to think it’s not an iPhone 4 issue, but an iOS problem. Eeeeeenteresting.
We’ll see if we can find some good ones, but here’s a link to a YouTube search for “iPhone 4 Reception“