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Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by fruitbat04, Jul 2, 2010.
Can't believe no one has posted this yet!
This is better than nothing.
Good to see an official response from Apple that at least speaks to the issue.
I don't really see how it can just be a misrepresentation of the signal strength if people are reporting dropped calls and data grinding to a halt.
Haha oh dear.
Cool, so now the signal strength indicators will more accurately display the hardware error!
At least they have moved from the "nothing to see here, move along" PR stance.
LoL, i think there something more but as long as its fixed. i really dont care....
I just read this and it has me more concerned then before. If this is the case then my signal at home is pretty ******! LOL! But at least they said they were working on something. So I guess it's a start. I will continue to use it and see how it goes. I may switch back to Verizon for a droid. However, I do love this phone. Tough decision.
Surprisingly, no matter how I hold my iPhone 3G at my house it never completely loses signal and I'm always able to make calls. But, if I place my pinky finger over the little black strip on the bottom left side of my iPhone 4, my signal drops and I can't make any calls. That, Apple, has nothing to do with the number of bars being displayed.
Man.. It says next few weeks!
This doesn't fix the fact that the moment I touch the "gap" my data over 3G stops instantly (as seen in the video in my sig).
After reading this the first time I had to check that I was actually on Apple's PR website. I'm not sure this letter improves things much.
If my signal is over-displaying now, I might be in negative territory once this "fix" is applied.
Luckily it's rare for me to be in a low-signal area. I think.
"Upon investigation, we were stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong."
I love how Apple thinks its customers are idiots. So we are to believe that Apple has not figured this out after 4 years of making a handset?
If you are having problems and are unsatisfied with your phone, vote with your wallet not your mouth.
Curious where you foudn that article, because I am shocked they are using AT&T's advice in their formula, when I returned my first i4 The Apple Store kept blaming my loss of signal on my carrier, and being that I live in the USA that would be AT&T, interesting, however it is all Smoke and Mirrors as far as I am concerned because I used to be able to get reception and make calls where I can not with my i4, that is not just a carrier issue, there is a major flaw in the Antenna design, and I have used a case from the minute I bought both i4 phones.
So instead of going from 5 to 3 bars it's gonna go from 3 to 1. Great.
FWIW you never had 5 to begin with.
I seem to have lost the "signal problem" My bars won't decrease no matter how I hold the iPhone.
Not quite sure what I did though...
I'm OK with this response from Apple.
At least they issued a statement.
The reality is that I don't have problems with the antenna that others are reporting. Maybe it is true that there is attenuation of the signal while you are covering up the antenna, but actual real-world usage has not been a problem for me.
What I really wish for is Apple to fix the proximity sensor issue.
At least it's a response even though they are covering it up and not acknowledging the real issue. I'm still all for the law suits and bad press to make apple "see the light" and man up
This is complete bull**** I have 3 iPhone 4 and two of them suffer problems and the otherone dosent so it can't be signal issues. Is hardware issues. Wtf
A good article on this issue saying these issues are overblown. From an antenna engineer:
As the press release says, if you don't like it, you can return it.
Oh dear Apple, what the hell are you doing. Unless you secretly fix the issue as well as the representation of bars, no one will be fooled.
I personally have dropped calls when holding in my left hand - this isn't going to change.
Looks like I need to start looking for a new phone...
I posted this in the other thread but wanted to add to it..
Keep in mind that it's not a straight formula. If you had 3 - that doesn't mean you'll have 1. The formula isn't just -2. What they are saying is that the range/logarithm is different and (for example) 5 MIGHT be 3. It might still be 5. It might be 4.
As I said - Apple has great marketing and PR spin.
I don't believe (sorry) that the computation was in error. I believe that since the first iPhone - they came up with a formula (and probably despite ATT's "suggestion") to make it appear that the iPhone had the very best reception than any other cell phone.
Now that they are under scrutiny for what could be a "bad" design, they are taking "blame." for a bad logarithm. In short - what they're doing is shifting the blame back to the carriers (not just ATT) by saying - oh wait - yes - we were wrong with our display - but it's really a carrier issue - not ours.