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Easy iPhone 4 Antenna Fix

Posted by tomwiles at 9:20 AM on June 25, 2010

Inexpensive iPhone 4 Scotch Tape Antenna FixThere have been numerous reports that the newly-released Apple iPhone 4 is having some antenna issues. The metal ring that forms the outside edge of the phone can essentially short out due to the conductivity of human skin when it’s held in the wrong way.

One of my podcast listeners forwarded me this link to an item on MacDailyNews that details the problem, and details a very inexpensive, unobtrusive fix. Apparently all that’s needed is a tiny piece of ┬áplastic or “scotch” tape applied to the right place and that’s enough to eliminate the issue.


  1. From Jeffrey Powers at 9:49 am on June 25, 2010

    I wonder if Duct Tape would work, too…

  2. From tomwiles at 1:23 pm on June 25, 2010

    I’m waiting to see a picture of a custom Duct Tape iPhone 4 “slip cover” case…

  3. From Mickey Mouse at 4:39 pm on June 25, 2010

    I still prefer Sprint or Verizon For Better Reliability And Signal Strength.

  4. From tomwiles at 10:15 pm on June 25, 2010

    I’m personally pretty satisfied with Sprint’s network.

  5. From Homer J at 2:51 pm on June 26, 2010

    Seems the best solution would be to return the piece of crap and buy a real phone from a real cell phone company.

  6. From jph at 11:56 am on June 28, 2010

    “Yeah, I just got a $300 iPhone 4 and thanks to everyone at Apple being right handed, I have to fix their engineering flaw with a $0.001 piece of tape. I’ll let you know about the residue it leaves….Hello?…..HELLO?”

  7. From Mark at 6:06 pm on June 28, 2010

    Gee… what advanced technology this Apple gadget is. The scotch tape fix. Priceless.