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7 Funny Ways to Solve iPhone 4 Antenna Problem

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Apple’s iPhone 4 “Antennagate” could be the best thing that’s ever happened to the cellphone accessory market. While Apple will be keeping the cost of entry-level iPhone 4 cases low — by providing them for free, at least through September — the iPhone 4’s widely reported antenna issues could open a flood of new case buyers. That could translate to big bucks for especially clever or elegant solutions.

1.iPhone 4 accessory idea. You’re welcome, Apple.

Image tweeted via Aaron Draczynski

2.Antenn-aid: 6-pack of stickers for $4.99

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3. Get creative with a rubber band or sport headband

4.Gloves (Bonus: Style points)

5.Learn how to hold it the right way

If your skin doesn’t come in contact with the lower-left antenna gap, you probably don’t have this problem. So don’t touch it there, and avoid the “death grip” technique of holding your phone, and you should be fine. Steve Jobs allegedly emailed one customer last month, saying, “Just avoid holding it in that way.”

6. Get a different phone

As Apple demonstrated last week, and as many YouTube users have confirmed since then, pretty much every phone has antenna issues when held a certain way. But maybe some phones will work better for you depending on the way you hold them. This could be an iPhone 3GS, if you love Apple’s products. Or maybe you’d want to try an HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon Wireless’s network.


It’s not like you make phone calls on your iPhone anyway. Just keep texting and emailing. There will be a new iPhone in a year, and you can get that one then.

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