Posted by Dan | Filed under Down to Earth News
Update: as the first person that commented on this post pointed out the reality and effects of iPhone 4 “death grip” is more complex and requires more in depth attention than i’ve portrayed in the following. The assumption that i have made that GSM and 3G increase their transmit power based on received signal strength seems to be wrong so keep in mind that while reading. I would still like to have some concrete measurements of SAR while someone performing the so called “death grip”. If someone does that please do inform me !
Hi! I have just remembered that i do still have a blog to write to … The subject is by far the worst subject i could choose for now but … I have read a lot of news about iPhone 4 lately and i feel compelled to follow up.
The story is like this:
- iPhone 4 has been released by Apple while knowingly skipping the testing part
- Consumer Reports & others reports … SKIP IT, it does loose signal while holding it the wrong way
- Apple deletes posts on forum about this issue
- Others provide solutions … iHand ( a must click )
- Everyone expects a recall… Apple gives for a BUMPer for FREE ( until 30 sept., after 30 sept the phone will be obsolete ) and a FREE press conference
Along this stories i have not seen the most important aspect regarding the iPhone 4 loss of signal. One that is a basic facts about any mobile phone in the world.
If the signal ( reception of the phone is low ) the phone will automatically try to compensate for the loss increasing the power it uses to transmit. If the signal drops to zero as the tests have shown in iPhone 4 case, the phone will use it’s maximum power to transmit ( while in a call ) and thus microwaving your brain multiple times faster than a normal phone in normal conditions. So in fact the problem is not that the phone looses signal, or isn’t working properly… the problem is that this flaw affects the users more than they know and they should be warned about that.
In such case iPhone 4 should not be able to pass any SAR value tests in any country … but hey ! … SAR value tests does not take into consideration the way the way a real person holds the iPhone 4 ( touching the antenna ) and yes … they do use a iHand to test the phone not a flesh and blood human hand !
If by chance you survive, the signal loss will force you to talk less … and use the phone less as the battery will deplete faster and age faster over time.
Keep in ming that I am now saying that i have done any tests whatsoever or i am right. It’s just my opinion that others should confirm or infirm. In fact i am a happy owner of an iPhone 3G and i intend to keep it that way until number 5.