iPhone 4 Reception Can Be Fixed By Software Update?

iPhone 4 Reception Can Be Fixed By Software Update?

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The New York Times is reporting that the iPhone 4 signal issues could actually be fixed by a software update after all.

One person with direct knowledge of the phone’s design said Thursday that the iPhone 4 exposed a longstanding weakness in the basic communications software inside Apple’s phones and that the reception problems were not caused by an isolated hardware flaw.

Instead, the problems emerged in the complex interaction between specialized communications software and the antenna, said the person, who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter.


Their source said the problems were longstanding but had been revealed by the new design of the iPhone 4. Steve Jobs apparently did not learn about the software problem until after the phone shipped last month.

Presumably the problem can be fixed with a software update unrelated to the one that addresses the incorrect signal bars.

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iPhone 4 Reception Can Be Fixed By Software Update?

Sweet Jesus!!! - July 16, 2010 at 11:50am
Would everyone just shut the fuck up whinging!!! There is a fault, get bloody over it!!!! Bring the phone back to the Apple store and get your money back you cry babies. Also, 4.0.1 is an update to fix the signal bar problem only, full fucking stop! nothing else, repeat nothing else! When the proper 4.1 update comes out, that will hopefully fix the proximity sensor problem and all the other little tweaks. If it doesn\'t then start your little whinging matches again, or god forbid, bring the fucking phone back. Im sure there are plenty of people around the world who are waiting for one would take it, Pricks!!!!
Name - July 16, 2010 at 12:33pm
Listen here, fucker! Why don\'t you just not read the comments that are pissing you off. What did you think the comments were going to be based on the topic? Fucking dumbass!
HO - July 16, 2010 at 1:52pm
Lttl DB opened his mouth to cry for his company love. Lttl DB fanboy wrote stupid nonsense to protect his company love. Lttl DB fanboy was left like the DB he is after the company he loves came out of the closet and said that the problem is infact the POS device they made, he was left like the idiot he is!
Wola - July 16, 2010 at 9:55am
I do not like apple product, but I do like their iphone. I had been using their iphone since 1st Generation. 3G, 3GS and now iphone 4. When I bought 2 new Iphone 4 through AT&T on the launch days. I did know there was a reception issue with the way attena design. But I still bought I anyway. I\'m not that dumb but the phone is unique. However, apple just lost my share. Because of what they said prior to AT&T launch day that new firmware will fix the signal issue. So I took it as consideration and gave it a shot. Although, I can tell you all right now that it was not fix. Signal bar look little bit bigger and easy to read. I\'m not an engenier or MIT. I tested the phone on firmware 4.0 for 2 weeks already. and came across with follow problem. and I think it was already posted here at iclarified.com. and they way I tested. that the way i\'m holding the phone. and I think most of every one holding the phome same way like I do. daily basic work, shopping and suppermark, then home. 1. Sensor = holding phone while talking can cause phone put on (mute, hold, turn on facetime, or speaker phone. Worst case that it even end my call). 2. Signal: touching lower left and right either left or right hand still cause signal lost even drop call. a. Outside wideopen area including my condos complex and inside my house: Touch both lower left and right of phone won\'t cause losing signall at all. I did try both hand and holding different position. no problem b. Building work location: same pod I work over 5 years. I had 2G, 3G, 3GS never gotten a drop call, singal not full bar. but 75% (3 level building) Same Pod: Iphone 4 tested all 3 different phones same issue. losing signal badlly if I connect left and right lower of the phone together. (SAME problem for 4.0.1) Tried at indoor shopping center same problem accured. the antena issue you dont actually need to hold it tight both left and right lower corner. left on my desk where it got 85% of full signal bar. What I did is using my thump finger touch left lower corner, then using my poiner finger touch right lower corner of the phone. in 30 seconds signal bar drop to 1 bar left. then in about 5 seconds to 10 seconds signal bard drop to none. 3G logol dis appeared. then 2 seconds phone went to Searching..... (SAME THING HAPPEN WITH 4.0.1 firmware which I just updated last night.) I\'m going to return the phone today. And until the issue I will continue using my 3GS.
Steve - July 16, 2010 at 10:32am
Dude, your message is too long. No one is gonna read it. Relax, it\'s just a phone.
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