Several iPhone 4 buyers have reported that the device drops its signal if the bottom left corner of the device is covered by the palm of the user’s hand. Now there’s a solution — a simple, if less than perfect, one.
The problem, apparently, is that holding the phone covers a key portion of iPhone 4’s antenna. However, in a video posted over the weekend, YouTube user “chedacheese” showed that he was able to rectify the problem simply by affixing small pieces of cellophane tape to the iPhone 4’s bottom corners, reports “InformationWeek” (http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/handheld/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225701570).
“We’ve got full signal strength here,” said the YouTube poster, as he demonstrated the fix. “We are holding the device in its normal spots and it’s keeping the signal bars pretty steady,” he said. “It’s pretty well taped on the sides, and no other place but on the sides.”