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Apple's answer to iPhone 4 reception issues? You're holding it wrong.

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The iPhone 4 was met with praise at its unveiling two weeks ago, but it was not long until users began to complain about losing bars where they had full signal before and a frequent amount of dropped calls.

The answer? You're holding your phone wrong. 

This seems like a joke, but it is definitely not. Holding the iPhone 4 from the bottom (like any normal person would to have a good hold of the gadget) is what impedes the phone's antenna from fully functioning. Instead, users have to hold the middle of the phone. Here's tech blog Gizmodo's hilarious depiction of the problem:

via Gizmodo

A more successful solution, according to Gizmodo, is to simply buy a case for the phone.

Many Apple fans and iPhone 4 users are outraged by the preposterous flaw in the technology. But, in true Apple fashion, the issue will probably be addressed soon - and not in a way that has people holding their phones in a strange manner.

Or you could just do this:

Gizmodo's fix

Check out Gizmodo's other hysterical suggestions about fixing the problem: Best Semi-Solutions to Fixing the iPhone 4's Reception Problem.

 

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