I’m sure by now you’re probably sick of hearing about the iPhone4 antenna issue. Don’t worry, I won’t talk about that, much. Instead, I just want to clear something up. First of all, I’m left-handed. It seems the biggest publicity us lefties have ever gotten in the history of known civilization has been this whole antennagate ordeal .
Many sources have reported this issue affects left-handed people.
The engineers at consumer reports whipped up battery of tests for the iPhone and had successfully proven that the raging complaints are indeed true. Three iPhones got scrutinized and were found to suffer from signal degradation especially if the lower left part of the phone was covered—no wonder lefties are in a rut.
I think it’s righties that should be in a rut. We left-handed people actually don’t hold phones in our left hands when talking. We need our dominant hand to be freed as much as possible. See the photo above, it proves my point. Confused? I hold camera body with my right hand since it doesn’t do much dexterity work besides keeping the camera steady. Left hand is used to do more intricate work such as focus, zoom, aim etc. I do however hold the phone with my left hand when I’m using apps or surfing the web. In which case, the signal is a none issue.
Think about when you carry a brief case, a purse, or putting on a single strap backpack, which side does it go on? Chances are it’s the opposite of your dominant hand.
Just wanted to get that off my chest. And for the record I haven’t experienced the signal drop issue much, because I get one bar of signal in my house regardless. Thanks AT&T.