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Video Daily: Antenna issues with iPhone 4? Use duct tape

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Jul 2010 23:29 User comments (8)

Video Daily: Antenna issues with iPhone 4? Use duct tape Consumer Reports, the respected nonprofit organization that publishes guides on all kinds of products and makes recommendations to consumers said yesterday it could not recommend the Apple iPhone 4.
The organization also said that AT&T was not to blame for the model's left hand antenna issues, placing the blame on Apple's hardware design.

Consumer Reports has said that the design flaw is temporarily fixed by using a sliver of duct tape, and CNN has tested the method.

"When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone's lower left side -- an easy thing, especially for lefties -- the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you're in an area with a weak signal," Consumer Reports adds.

Apple has said an upcoming software update will fix the antenna issues, but seeing is believing in that case.


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8 user comments

113.7.2010 23:30

Hey, check out my slick new iphone4, sure, it is a piece of trash on a terrible network, but at least it looks cool. Oh, nevermind that duct tape on the side!

213.7.2010 23:36

LOL, how do you spell retarded with 5 letters?
Easy, that would be APPLE.

314.7.2010 0:34

so the rumor are true, duct tape DOOO fix everything! Even a crappy apple

414.7.2010 1:08

Duct tape: 1
Apple: 0

:-D

514.7.2010 4:38

I wonder if steve jobs will post a video on "The correct way to apply tape to your iPhone4"...maybe they will even start selling apple approved tape; at $30 per inch.

614.7.2010 8:22

This was planned to gain that essential redneck market share...

714.7.2010 13:46

Originally posted by KillerBug:
I wonder if steve jobs will post a video on "The correct way to apply tape to your iPhone4"...maybe they will even start selling apple approved tape; at $30 per inch.
If I were Steve, I'd hire Red Green to eplain the "how to apply the Duct tape". He IS Duct Tape's #1 spokesman.


814.7.2010 13:53

Originally posted by KillerBug:
I wonder if steve jobs will post a video on "The correct way to apply tape to your iPhone4"...maybe they will even start selling apple approved tape; at $30 per inch.
nice one been a long time since i chuckled at anything said round here haha

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