If EVERYONE has gone from 5 bars to 3........

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cperchard, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. cperchard macrumors 6502a

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    Then are we even sure this really is a TRUE reading???? Surely if it was a true reading....some people would be on 2....some 4, some 5 some 1 etc etc....but 95% of ppl seem to be showing 3 bars like me.

    God knows what to think any more :(
     
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  3. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    I went from 5 to 4.
     
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  5. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Mines still at 5, but I do have the bumper on it. I'll take it off when I'm home to see if it changes.
     
  6. cperchard thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    obviously the people who were different were going to reply to this thread....but look around everywhere else.......most ppl are saying 3.
     
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  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Are you saying those who lose signal, just go from 5 to 3 for 95% of those people?
     
  9. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I still have 5 where I previously did. They didn't just reduce everything by two bars.
     
  10. -MRB macrumors 6502

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    I went from 5 bars to 3 also after the update.
     
  11. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Just tried it. Death Grip goes from 5 to 3 bars, instead of 5 to 2 bars on 4.0.
     
  12. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    Mine fluctuates anywhere from 3-5 in my office now when I'm holding it. When it's on my desk it stays on 5. It used to only be on 5 no matter what.
     
  13. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

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    im on constant 2 i drop to one with deathgrip
     
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  15. cperchard thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no i meant just when it's resting on the table mine and most others are showing 3 now.....which would be good if it does actually represent a true figure.....but it's just made me suspsicious that most people i have seen talking to on here have 3 also......i would have thought since everyone is somewhere different that we would have a much more variance of figures.
     
  16. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    I still have 5. Never been able to replicate the death bar issue, in any location.
     
  17. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Yes and it's probably a combination of AT&T being not very good and the iPhone also not being very good as a phone. It's never really been a good phone ("phone" as in something you dial and talk on, everything else about it is unbelievable). Ever.
     
  18. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Ha! I have 6 bars and $500 in quarters just came out of the dock connector!
     
  19. thep33t macrumors regular

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    I just put 4.01 on my phone, still 5 bars most places I go, still have to go out of my way to kill my signal.
     
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  21. cperchard thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    for the record mine used to be 5 resting on table and about 3 or 4 with death grip......now its 3 resting on table and 2 or 3 with death grip........but then i never had any issues with it b4, never had dropped calls or anything so i aint really that bothered either way.....just thought it was a bit suss why most ppl had 3
     
  22. tirk macrumors 6502

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    If we're all losing bars...who's getting them all then? We should be told!! :eek:
     
  23. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    It can't vary that much though. There are only five bars. There's some wiggle room in each bar for slightly different signals to be represented similarly.
     

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