Unofficial "Finger Test" Reveals iPhone Antenna Issue Impacts Reception And Transmission

Unofficial "Finger Test" Reveals iPhone Antenna Issue Impacts Reception And Transmission

Watch and listen closely as YouTube user and iPhone 4 owner Mike “Mself27” demonstrates a striking call quality issue using nothing but a finger. Call quality suffers at about 2:45. A simple software fix, he contends, might not be enough.

A little more background, courtesy the video summery:

Demonstration of the new iPhone 4 showing problems with TRANSMISSION as well as reception. Note the substantial signal degradation (and subsequent audio dropout) at 2:45-2:50 and 2:58-3:01. By simply MOVING MY FINGER along the side of the iPhone, I can get the call to drop signal and audio!!

The effect his finger has when moved across the seam is undeniable. [YouTube]