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Curing the iPhone 'Death Grip': Your LiveStrong Bracelet?

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By Jason Beahm on July 07, 2010 7:09 AM

The reception and antenna problems with the iPhone 4 have already been blowing up the news. Lawsuits have been filed, techies are up in arms and iPhone enthuistists have been stuck ordering $30 cases to keep their calls from dropping.

Things started off swimmingly for Apple with the iPhone 4; the company sold 1.7 million iPhones in the first three days. The steel band that frames the new iPhone was touted as a design improvement that would increase the power of the antenna over previous iPhones.

The only problem is, it tends to drop calls when you make contact with the lower left portion of the phone while you're making calls, which is, needless to say, quite inconvenient.

However, with a little bit of creativity, users have figured out how to save money, support a good cause, and fix their iPhones. All you need is a Livestrong bracelet and a pair of scissors. Lance Armstrong heard about the idea and posted "Wow. Cool." on his Twitter account.

iPhone4 Lance Armstrong Tweet

A website called The iPhone Guru has a step by step process for how you can spend $1 towards cancer research, make a few cuts with you scissors, and come away with a case similar to the Bumper cases Apple is selling for a shocking $30. By having a rubber cover on the outside of the iPhone, you should notice a substantial improvement in your signal strength and less dropped calls. It is nevertheless rediculous that you've gotta go all arts and crafts time to make a "revolutionary" phone work properly, but that's a point best saved for another post.

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