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Deathgrip. It sounds like a Harry Potter villain or a Darth Vader finishing-move. No matter what it sounds like, it’s still the arch-nemesis of cellular networks. When Apple addressed the iPhone 4’s deathgrip issue — dubbed Antennagate — it dragged other manufacturers down with it by saying that the same thing happens to all phones when you hold them wrong. Those manufacturers quickly rebuked the claims of Steve Jobs, but inside a sealed, top-secret Australian facility, behind a thick, steel door, Telstra was testing all of its handsets for deathgrip symptoms. The results: deathgrip affects every handset ever made.
According to a patent, Apple is hoping to move the iPhone’s antenna behind the Apple logo. This could potentially solve the attenuation problem that has plagued the iPhone 4.
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Sorry, I mean Mark Papermaster – after getting booted from his cushy role heading up the iPhone hardware team at Apple, we’ve not heard of him for over three months.
An executive at Mexican mobile phone carrier Telcel claims that Apple has a revised iPhone 4 coming late September that fixes the annoying antenna problems everyone’s seen with the original model.
Back in July, at the iPhone 4 Antennagate conference, Steve Jobs acknowledged the iPhone 4’s proximity sensor issues and said they’d be fixed in the “next update”. According to an Apple Australia spokesperson, they won’t.
It was a huge ordeal in the States, prompting Steve Jobs himself to cut short a Hawaiian vacation to address the media. But here in Australia, we’re getting mixed reports on whether Antennagate is even an issue on the Australian networks.