Apple’s new iPhone 4 seemed almost perfect, until customers started reporting dropped calls and slower signals when they cradled the device in some places, The New York Times reports.
Touching a metal band designed to improve the phone’s signal reception can, in some cases, reduce the device’s signal, which is baffling because the band was designed to help improve reception, the story says. Holding it on its bottom half reduces its signal quality, adds the New York Daily News.
Homemade remedies are now springing up on the Web, such as one person suggesting a coat of nail polish between the iPhone’s two antennas, the Daily News article adds. Apple responded by telling customers to be careful with how they hold the phone and to avoid holding it by its lower left corner so that the band is covered, as well as opting for a case for the device.