It’s been interesting seeing peoples’ reaction to the iPhone 4′s faulty aerial. Understandably, many are apoplectic with rage that the aerial on their 5/600 power super phone doesn’t work when they clasp it. Others have simply shrugged their shoulders and taken it in their stride. Steve Jobs just advises people not hold it another way. The cheek!
Others still have been altogether more resourceful and tried fixing the problem. iPhone blogger Oliver Nelson is one of these clever chaps and he’s crafted a clever DIY iPhone 4 bumper, which hopes to significantly improve the handset’s reception whilst being held.
All you’ll need for Nelson’s fix is a coloured rubber wristband (you know, the ones popular with charities and campaigns), and a Stanley knife to cut holes for the headphone jack and other switches.
Aesthetically, it might not look like much, but in terms of simplicity, it’s hard to beat, so hats off to Nelson. However, we’d much rather have a phone that worked perfectly straight out of the box!