iPad 3g + iPhone, Side by Side Signal Picture

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

  1. ToxicMan macrumors member

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    I took this shot after updating both my iPhone 4 and iPad with the latest SW releases today... If the signal bar cacluation Apple is recommending is appropriate for the iPhone, why not the iPad 3g as well?

    ...and which is correct?

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  2. draz macrumors 6502a

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  3. msavwah macrumors 6502

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    Seems fishy eh?
    Looks weird too.
    Interested to see what tomorrow brings...
     
  4. ToxicMan thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, read this. Notice the Android only has four gradients, but five bars...

    Anyway, point really being, why didn't Apple put the same signal bar calculation and display design into the new SW update for the iPad as well? I recall a press release or some other "official" note from Apple saying they've been calculating signal strength all wrong for a while on all their devices. Why not "fix" them?

    \looking forward to press conference...
     
  5. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    seem here
    my Dad's iPhone 3GS has 4-5 bars
    My iPhone 4 only has 1-3 bars

    they are both in the same room and next to each other
    Both are running iOS 4.0
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't think this has much relevance. I've had my and my wife's iPhones (same model) next to each other displaying different bars.
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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  8. ToxicMan thread starter macrumors member

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    Bigger antenea in the iPad? Plausable for sure.
     
  9. goobot macrumors 603

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    iphone3gs 3.1.3 and ipad 3g 3.2
     

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  10. ToxicMan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thought about this overnight. "it's the hardware". Yes I suppose it it, iPhone 4 defective hardware. :eek: did I just say that?

    Lots of room in the iPad to create sufficient isolation and not have to use the frame of the device as the antenna...
     
  11. jlblodgett macrumors 6502a

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    If they are both running the same OS - the difference is clearly in the hardware. (i.e. the antenna)
     

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