Loc: Alexandria, VA
I'm a leftie when it comes to the iPhone and I haven't yet been able to reproduce this problem ... I've even tried going to youTube and duplicating the hand positions and still can't get the bars to drop.
Might be a per-unit issue, or perhaps depends on your service area?
i can replicate this issue on my wife's iPhone 4. if i place the phone in a iPhone 3G rubberized case and hold it the same way then the problem no longer exists. but without the case i can hold it and make all 4 - 5 bars disappear and connectivity is completely gone (takes about 12 - 15 seconds of holding).
Does the reception drop when you hold/touch the antenna band? A design flaw? Users are reporting diminished or lost reception when they touch the stainless steel band around the iPhone 4's middle. This band doubles as the main structural element and the phone's antenna. As evidenced in multiple videos posted to YouTube, when the iPhone 4 is gripped in such a way that skin touches this band, the signal strength bars appearing in the upper left corner of the screen drop within seconds. More info
(Sorry 'bout the double post. I did not see that someone else posted on this subject! Too late to delete it.)
Edited by Reboot (06/25/1002:59 AM) Edit Reason: Moved. Good info.
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