POSTED: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 5:52pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 23, 2010 - 7:50am
East Texas-- The new iPhone 4 is finally released, and it's getting a lot of attention. Some users say they love it, but others say the reception is terrible due to the antenna being on the side.
People say if your hand or finger is in the wrong spot, signal bars start dropping. People call it "the death grip." It even causes Consumer Reports not to recommend it. Although some people we spoke with are upset at Apple, others do not seem to mind.
iPhone user Colin Calbert says, "You'll get a dropped bar or so, but it's not anything near what everybody's hyping it up to be."
So far, Apple has come up with a few solutions to the low reception and dropped calls. First, a "bumper" that protects the phone's antenna. It costs close to $30. Second, Steve Jobs tells people to just "hold it differently." Third, Apple says a little duct tape will protect the side. And fourth, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak says sarcastically, "if you can afford it, carry a second Verizon phone as a backup."
Apple plans to hold a conference starting Friday. It could include talk of a possible iPhone 4 recall.