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iPhone 4 Reception Problems: Apple’s Guide to Fix

We have some breaking news to bring you now, as Apple has officially responded to the reception issues that users have been complaining about on the iPhone 4. Their answer? – You are holding it in the wrong way.

As reported from Engadget, it turns out that there ‘will’ be reception issues on the new phone if you place your hands over the bottom-left hand corner of the handset. Apple has suggested that users need to change the position of which you hold the phone, or buy a case which covers this part of the area – great.

Steve Jobs himself replied back to a user’s email about the problems, by saying that he should ‘avoid holding the phone in that way’. Here is Apple’s official fix to the problem:

”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.”

So there we have it. We were holding the phone in the ”wrong place” all along. We hate to say it, but is this just a case of bad design?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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francois
francois

get a case my …… apple must fix it

hank
hank

wake up apple fanboys

Luke
Luke

The antena has to bee in this place because of laws which say the antena must be as far from the head as posible. Steve should not have said you are holding the phone wrong way but its not apples fault that the phone does not work. Just get a case!

Will
Will

I did not obtain my new Iphone to hide it away in a case, the signal/reception is absolutely diabolical, why are these handsets being released without being vigorously tested by the people who wish to purchase/use them FIRST!
I am going to reject my Iphone 4 on the grounds that it is not fit for intended purpose and has a inherrant fault.

Joey
Joey

Stop being babies. Just buy a damn case. It's not even that big of a dealq

ken
ken

hahahah nice one apple

Paul
Paul

Is this man telling however many millions of iphone users to hold the phone a certain way to accommodate serious failings in the iphones primary function of actually making and recieving calls. Next he will be telling us to write with the opposite hand !!! what a moron

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