German Stiftung Warentest: iPhone 4 is the real signal loser

26 July, 2010
The popular German foundation Stiftung Warentest, which is the regional authority on consumer product testing accommodated the recently unveiled Apple iPhone 4 in its lab and tested its notorious...

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  • pinoy

if Apple arent stupid enof they should have done a survey how many are left handed and right handed..then they should had produced Iphone 4 for the right and left handed if they design their antenna this way..its so an epic fail..a phone that cant be hold naturally during a call and a phone that loses its signal when hold..A piece of rubber should cover the entire phone to avoid signal dropping..\

A big failure of all time for a mobile manufacturer

  • Anonymous

Bah, people are creating big problems out of nothing

  • iphone4fan

Please be holding it correctly and there is no issue, just lies.

Thankyou Steve for the kind offer of a case, which i'm getting refund for.

  • Anonymous

I think the antennagate issue is fully dependant on the carrier, I have not seen it happen in my part of the world.

  • scandinavian_armor

Anonymous, 27 Jul 2010Can you count? United States, the United Kingdom, France, Ger... more"Three million iPhones in FIVE countries in three weeks"

-->and i bet about 75% of that 3M were from the US.

  • Anonymous

iphon e 4 such a failures phone..

i don t get understand why so many people wants to be a fool???

iphone 4 function is lame and outdated..

apple is unqualitifications at all..

  • DM

I fail to understand why isnt Steve admitting that there is a problem in their iphone 4 and they will try to sort it out rather then comparing his drawbacks with other manufacturers..........Isnt Apple products better than others ?

  • billy goat

Billy, 26 Jul 2010I am not apple user but go and discuss something else. This gett... morebilly, then what the heck are you reading these posts. go some where and read about what interests you more.

  • X-man

Apple EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stick to ipods and Macs if you can't even make a phone that makes decent phone calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Anonymous

love it or hate it still is apple and the haters

  • Call Me Anything You

i think the problem in Iphone 4 is that.. it got exposed too early in the public.. and fell to the wrong hands of ppl throughout the world.. this is apple's fault in the beginning..

so.. to counter it.. steve jobs immediately launched it asap... to prevent other's from counterfeiting the design...

if it doesnt get exposed too early.. who knows that iphone 4 is launching this quickly right after the launch of iphone 3gs..

apple should have longer period of time to troubleshoot this phone..

and now signal reception problem.. and they are trying to cover up their mistakes by giving free cover and etc.. sigh...

i'm not a bias.. i'm using apple products and their quality are good..
just that the launching of iphone 4 is totally at the wrong time and it brings misfortunes to all user in the world.. sigh...

  • !!!!

"You asked when will we accept that the iphone4 is a failure. When no one buys it :) "

>>> LOL!!!! if iphone4 reception problems came out before it was you HONESTLY think it would sell??? LOL!!!

>>> lets face the fact that millions was sold...who are you fooling then??? millions got ripped off...thats obvious..why??? so many facts have been said and proven...PLUS...the delay of iphone4 white..hmmmmmmmm.....

" When will we accept that Steve manipulated us all? When we don't have freedom to choose. "

>>> LMAO!!!! so you choose to be manipulated by SJ.... WOW!!!!!

" News is news. They exaggerate to get attention. But figures don't lie buddy. "

>>> why not tell that to CNN, BBC, FOX??? hmmmmm!! I DARE YOU!!! LMAO!!!!

" The ip4 has sold over 3 million units in 3 weeks. It is still sold out in stores. There are millions more waiting for the white version. Not bad for a failure huh, lol "

>>> i know you know this you just choose to be STUPID!!! QUANTITY does NOT MEAN QUALITY....

>> and arent you sad for just a bit that millions got an expensive phone that doesnt functions the most basic of what is expected on a mobile phone...or you are that numb of iphone4 lameness?? we think so..

>>> where is your iphone4 white??? delayed for days now?? havent you asked yourself why did they delay it if it really doesnt have recption problems???


  • Ryon

Nexus one for iPhone 4

  • Anonymous

apple should not use " 4 " in chinnese the 4 it's not good hear " dead"
right dead signal ( it's proven now"

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Jul 2010It has screen problems If you’ve read just a little bit about... moreWhy do you have applications in your app switcher if it's not multitasking?

Just wondered why you would bother using the App switcher at all.

  • Ysoltys

Apple is a good company but because it developed its name they could care less about everything else. Hardware is just as important as software don't forget that. So far the best phone out is the samsung galaxy s, least problems and amazing bout everything, specially gotta love the androido 2.2

  • Anonymous

deep space bar, 27 Jul 2010300.000.000 in 17 countries is VERY low apple knows it they a... moreCan you count?

United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan is not seventeen.

Three million iPhones in FIVE countries in three weeks.

It launches in seventeen more countries on Friday

  • Anonymous

It has screen problems

If you’ve read just a little bit about the new iPhone 4, you probably came across articles mentioning the yellow spots on the screen. My iPhone 4 screen is completely yellowish, which is pretty annoying for a $742.69 device… Apparently, this is just a temporary issue though.

The screen breaks easily

There has been videos going around the web showing how the iPhone 4 screen, supposedly 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, can be easily scratched or even broken. So much for the NASA technology that was used to build these screens…

The battery sucks

Every year Apple claims the battery is better than the previous iPhone’s. Every year I find the same crappy battery life on my iPhone. My iPhone 4 battery sucks! It died after just about 24 hours of normal usage: no gaming, no video, just some light internet browsing and tweeting.

The antenna sucks

I haven’t had this issue but apparently the iPhone 4 antenna loses signal when then antenna band is touched. This is an isolated issue that has been reported by a few people. That’s still pretty inconvenient for a new device…

The carrier sucks

Unlike every iPhone blogger out there, I don’t have anything against AT&T. The coverage in my hometown (Encinitas, CA) is excellent, except on the beach where no carrier has coverage anyway. However, it sucks that we are locked to only one carrier in the US. I am pro-choice. I don’t care who gets the iPhone next, I just want to have the option to choose my carrier.

Apple’s multitasking sucks

Apple’s “fake multitasking” sucks for 2 reasons. For one, it’s not real multitasking because not all apps can take advantage of it. Sure you can argue that multitasking drains the battery, but that’s not the point here. Second reason why multitasking on the iPhone 4 sucks is because it quickly gets ugly in your app switching dock since Apple doesn’t kill apps until the OS deems it necessary. At any time I have between 10 and 20 apps in my app switcher, making it very busy.

Storage limitation sucks

One of the big let downs of iPhone 4 is the storage limitation. Although Apple could have put 64GB of storage in there, they claim they didn’t have the room for it. I think they just want to sell you a 64GB iPhone next year. That sucks because marketing is taking over customer needs.

Do you think the iPhone 4 sucks? Why? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

  • MAZ

Billy, 26 Jul 2010I am not apple user but go and discuss something else. This gett... moreI think you are an Apple user!!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Jul 2010What? Steve is hurting? Let's see. Apple just had a very su...'s not Steve's pocket that are's more like his BIG EGO .Ü