When the iPhone 4 was launched in Melbourne and other parts of the world in 2010, it caused quite a stir—and not all in a good way. Some of those who spent hours lining up to get a whiff of that new iPhone smell subsequently found out that the phone had difficulty connecting to the network, with all signs pointing to issues with the antenna.
Problems with the iPhone 4’s antenna became a hot topic, although not all iPhone 4 units actually experienced crippling signal interruptions. Several owners reported that their handsets were often dropping calls, and they had more trouble getting a good signal reception compared to competing smartphones. This prompted countless consumers to seek out professional iPhone repairs.