iPhone 4S Test Notes: No More Death Grip

Apple improved the antenna design in the iPhone 4S in an attempt to kill the notorious Death Grip problem in the old iPhone 4. Did it work? Yes. OH YES. There is no death grip in the iPhone 4S.

We pitted an iPhone 4S vs an iPhone 4 to compare the death grip attenuation and when we tried to choke the 4S, it didn't budge. The five bars stayed steady throughout our entire test. The old iPhone 4? When gripped, the signal slowly dropped from five bars to three (and then re-gained those lost bars when we opened it up).

So if you were worried about the Death Grip still existing in the iPhone 4S, worry no more. It's gone. Sayonara. Killed. Buh-byed. Dead dead dead. You can't "hold it wrong" anymore. Finally?

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