'Antenna gate, what stinking antenna gate', seems to be the conclusion of Norway's largest newspaper, Verdens Gang, after recently conducting thorough tests of the iPhone 4, and as reported by AppleInsider.
According to the newspaper,' antenna gate must be some kind of U.S. problem' because they could find no real issues with the iPhone 4 and its so-called "Death Grip". They also concluded that the iPhone 4 was just as good as any of the competition, and was certainly no worse than any of the HTC and Nokia models which they pitted against it. The tests were done in a remote section of northern Norway and they noted that all of the models exhibited some kind of signal drop when held a certain way, but all of the phone were able to sustain conversations.
Even though the paper found that the iPhone 4's call quality was a little less than the others, the iPhone 4 itself was much better when it came to data services such as rendering web pages and it was the only model that 'was close to having a stable connection,' successfully pulling up a page where the other models reported no service.'
In conclusion, and as far as I'm concerned, VG's extensive research and reporting only helps to confirm, as Jobs and many others have asserted, the antenna gate is a non-issue and was being completely overblown by the media in hopes of garnering greater numbers of hits and Apple's competition trying to take advantage of the situation. In other words, when it comes to antenna gate: case closed!
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Friday, July 30, 2010
UPDATE: AppleInsider is now also reporting that another newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, one of Australia's largest, is now also reporting that they found NO RECEPTION ISSUE"S either with the new iPhone 4! Over all, the large Autralian newspaper gave a glowing review of the new iPhone 4 as it makes its way into Australia, Canada and over a dozen other countries today.