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No Left Handed Calls?

June 24, 2010 10:29:40.000

I'll find out soon enough - FedEx says my phone is out for delivery. This reception problem based on how you hold the phone sounds very annoying:

One iPhone 4 demonstrated the issue everytime it was held in our left hand (as a right-handed person is apt to do) so that our palm was essentially bridging the two antennas.

You would think that basic acceptance testing would turn that sort of thing up...

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posted by James Robertson


Re: No Left Handed Calls?

[Rob Fahrni] June 24, 2010 11:29:56.331


I think your mileage may vary. Mike Rundel's experience is that it's fine...

[link 1]

[1 http://twitter.com/flyosity/status/16925313897]

Re: No Left Handed Calls?

[Canol] June 24, 2010 13:50:40.977

There are some videos about it:

[link 1]


I think it is usually the case when you hold it with the left hand because your palm creates a short circuit between the metal bars (the new antenna) which apparently should stay untouched to each other. When you hold it with your right hand it is likely that your fingers are only on top of one metal part although for many people it again touches both parts since they hold the phone near the bottom for support.

[1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ixIHyEPO5g]

Re: No Left Handed Calls?

[Canol] June 24, 2010 13:54:32.437

When I saw this new antenna concept at the keynote I thought it was genius but now seeing these videos it appears to be more like a disaster :D

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