iPhone 4 Verizon Loss Of Signal: iPhone 5 Concerns Raised

When Apple first released its iPhone 4, it impressed the world and delivered everything that iPhone customers love about Apple. However a dark cloud was to fall over the wondrous device in the form of antenna issues affecting its signal performance.

Apple were quick to tackle the problem and even distributed official bumpers to alleviate the issue, this seemed to most as a quick fix and did little to regain the 4’s image. Even with the reported fault the iPhone 4 managed to sell in large numbers, right up until the much hyped rumor of Verizon inclusion with the iPhone brand.

Rumor turned to reality and the Verizon iPhone 4 was born with, as Peter at PR News reports, a minor redesign to cure the antenna issues that plagued the first 4. It seemed crazy that Apple would allow this kind of fault to happen for a second time to tarnish their high-end status.

Well amazingly it seems that Apple is back at square one again, with a recent Consumer Reports study finding signal weakness problems with the Verizon iPhone. A report by NY Daily News picked up on a comment from the study saying of the Verizon device, “Unfortunately, it also shares with its sibling the possibility of compromised performance in low-signal conditions when used without a bumper, or case,” although it did add that it, “performs superbly in most other respects.”

These findings will knock the Verizon iPhone further as Consumer Reports will now not be adding it to their list of recommended smartphones.

Big red subscribers started to find loss of signal issues not long after the device was released sparking concern over the soon to be released iPhone 5. Could Apple have commissioned the final production of the 5 design believing that there Verizon fix was the answer to the antenna issues? We would hope that Apple would be extra vigilant to insure that signal problems were dead and buried before releasing the 5th generation iPhone.

Anticipation was already very high for the iPhone 5, with hopes of improved battery life through Apples new patents and upgraded hardware with dual-core CPU, followed by more RAM. What we weren’t expecting was to be hoping for good signal coverage and no drop-outs.

How do you feel about this latest news? Has Apple committed the ultimate sin and signed off a new iPhone with the same problems as its predecessors? How do you think Apples sales will be affected with a plethora of high-end Android devices just waiting to take the smartphone top spot? Give us your opinion.