iPhone 4S Not Prone to “Death Grip” Problems
Whether you experienced “Death Grip” problems with your iPhone 4 or got the same signal strength no matter how you held it, you shouldn’t have any similar trouble with the iPhone 4S. With its latest smartphone, Apple seems to have fixed the problem where the phone lost signal when users held it in a certain way.
“Early testing and reports from iPhone 4S users seem to show that the signal drop from tightly gripping the iPhone has been diminished or even eliminated,” reports Arnold Kim in a Friday story for MacRumors. “One user tested their iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S from the exact same spot and found no signal drop at all in the iPhone 4S while gripping tightly with their left hand and covering the band.”
The “Death Grip” became a big story last year when it was discovered that firmly gripping the iPhone 4 significantly affected the device’s signal strength. For instance, someone holding their iPhone 4 in the wrong way might only get two bars of reception instead of three or four. However, it shouldn’t make a difference with the latest generation.
“The iPhone 4S is known to have significant antenna upgrades, allowing it to switch antennas to maximize their signal,” Kim says.