iOS 4 update coming next week (4.01) to fix reception issues?

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  1. zizo79 macrumors 6502a

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    According to BGR: "A circulating rumor suggests that Apple will be releasing an iOS update next week, perhaps as early as Monday, which will take care of the dreadful antenna signal attenuation issue that plagues the iPhone 4. The 4.01 update was referenced in a series of forum posts on Apple’s tech support forums that have since been removed, but not before readers grabbed the pertinent information and relayed it to the rest of the world. Of course, the success of this fix hinges upon the fact that the antenna issue is software-based and easily corrected with a quickly deployed update. If it is hardware-based, then Apple may have a bigger problem on its hands."
    "The fix is expected to address a issue in iOS 4 related to radio frequency calibration of the baseband" Appleinsider.com
    I am sorry if this is a repost, I did search but couldn't find anything...Do you guys think that the reception issue is software related ?

    Link to the full article by Appleinsider.com
     
  2. cmwall macrumors regular

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    In what way, at all, could this be software related?

    When you physically touch the phone and it makes the signal go down into nothing, that seems to be a pretty nice giveaway that it is hardware.

    A software "fix" will probably just help out the antennae a little bit.
     
  3. zizo79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was actually wondering about the same thing ....:confused::confused:
     
  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    The only possibility is that the software in the phone handles the signal degradation caused by the contact being made badly, and that a tweak could be made to improve what happens when you cover the problem area of the phone.
     

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