iPhone 4 In-Hand Signal Issue Isolated to Bottom Left Corner

Seems like the topic of the day is that some people are seeing their 3G signal degrade when they hold the phone in their left hand, or in some other way such that their skin is touching the lower left corner of the device. It doesn’t seem universal though — I got mine two hours ago and can’t reproduce the problem, nor can the handful of iPhone 4-toting friends I’ve spoken to. But some people clearly have a problem here.

Jim Dalrymple theorizes that it’s moisture on the skin, and that perhaps the problem slipped through Apple’s testing process because so much of Apple’s off-campus testing took place with these phones wrapped in cases, so as to disguise them as iPhone 3G/3GS’s.

Thursday, 24 June 2010