If its a software issue then...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Geoff., Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Geoff. macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    If its a software issue that is causing the reception drop and its meant to be iOS4's fault then why is there no issue on iPhone3G's and 3GS's running iOS4.

    Apple is just going to release a software update that will just show it has full bars when it really doesnt :confused:
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    Some people are reporting having the same issue on there iPhone 3G(s) running iOS 4.0 I have not been able to reproduce it on my iPhone 3G but I haven't really tried that much.
  3. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    There are several videos that have been posted showing the same issue with those phones running 4.0.

    Just curious, are you a cell engineer? How would you know what the problem might be? I'd be more inclined to trust Apple than random posters on the internet.
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Story time. I bought one of the first BMW E93s back in '07. One of the options I bought was the iPod connector. Turns out it didn't work right for me and many other owners as it would randomly stop playing the iPod and switch to FM. Oddly some owners did not have this problem. Others were able to get a new module installed which reportedly solved the issue. But early on in the situation BMW stopped authorizing replacements saying it was a software issue. I thought that was unbelievable since new hardware fixed the prob. Also it didn't affect all owners.

    We'll a couple months later BMW finally issued the s/w fix. I took my car in, but I was skeptical it would work, and ready to raise Caine b/c I was beyond fed up. But you know what -- the s/w fix worked. I don't know how, but I never had the problem again nor did anyone else report an issue.

    So lesson here is that s/w can play funny tricks to make an issue look h/w related when it's the s/w the. whole time.
  5. tuatha macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    Like with the iMac screens, when they refused to even admit the existence of the defect until four months later when all the fuss had died down?

    True, the internet isn't exactly the best place for reasoned discussion, but the fact remains that no corporation deserves your trust.
  6. PhoneI macrumors 68000

    Mar 7, 2008
    I can't believe how many "experts" we have around here now which knowledge of the situation. Please post your credentials on how you would know about these type of matters.
  7. Steve Jobs=God macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2007
    If it is a software issue, how come it isn't happening to everyone? Not like some iPhone 4 owners have one version of software and others have something different, it's the same software on all the devices
  8. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    Your post can go either way. Are you an expert?
  9. PhoneI macrumors 68000

    Mar 7, 2008
    Nope, but I'm not making posts about "why it can't be a software problem", because I do not have any background in electrical engineering and know little of the matter. Just like 99.9 percent of the " arm chair cell phone engineers" we have here.
  10. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    According to all the "expert" internet posters, it is happening to everyone. We just don't know it.

    As far as I'm concerned, if I don't notice it, I won't complain. I hope it gets fixed for those who do notice but it's not affecting me or my calls. I guess I don't hold the phone the "right" way.
  11. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    This post should be stickied.
  12. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    We should all blame Gizmodo.

    If they didn't steal that RF Engineers iPhone the Fu**ing drivers would have gotten finished on time! LOL
  13. d3n13d macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    The hardware itself is controlled by software. If theres a problem there they can fix it.
  14. Ganesha macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2009
    My company develops and builds low production count scientific instruments. These systems utilize electronics and software we develop and build in house or we subcontract out. There have been plenty of times when what we thought was a hardware noise problem (because it only effected some of the units) turned out to software.
  15. cfairbank macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2006
    I have been able to replicate the signal drop on my own as well as a friends 3GS.
  16. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    That's the blessing of the whole situation. Suddenly overnight, thousands of new physicists and electrical engineers were born.

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