Peter Cohen: ‘Hands on With the iPhone 4’

Peter Cohen at Loop Insight, on the iPhone 4’s 3G reception:

So far, I think the iPhone 4 is very much a move in the right direction. I admit I’m working with only a few hours of use here, but I’ve been able to make and maintain calls on my iPhone 4 in “dead zones” that have killed by iPhone 3G repeatedly.

There’s been some early talk about how the reception of the antenna drops dramatically when the fold is being held, particularly in the left hand. I’ve seen my iPhone 4′s bars drop myself by doing this.

My question is whether certain people’s hands trigger the problem with any iPhone 4 unit, or whether certain iPhone 4 units are susceptible to the problem with anybody’s hands.

Thursday, 24 June 2010