Richard Gaywood on the iPhone 4 Signal Issue

Best piece on the issue I’ve seen so far:

If you’re in a strong signal area, you may not ever see the effect, because even with the attenuation from holding the phone you’ll still have plenty of signal left over. But that doesn’t mean you aren’t going to be affected by the issue unless you are never, ever in a weaker signal area — and the second test above suggests that 3G data transfer rates are still going to be slower anyway.

His conclusions: with a strong signal, iPhone 4 reception is slightly worse when “holding it wrong”, but you’re unlikely to notice. But with a marginal signal, how you hold the iPhone 4 matters very much.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010