It’s The Software, Stupid!

by Christopher Paul on July 2, 2010

Funny thing happened today. Apple acknowledges there is a reception issue on the iPhone 4 but it has nothing to do with the signal strength – but the number of bars that show up on the screen! It’s surprisingly simple! Not as simple as programming it correctly in the first place, but still.

So it turns out pressing the antenna in the lower left does nothing out of the ordinary and the signal strength fluctuations that were reported yesterday are all wrong. If you haven’t seen the video of the iPhone 4 crapping out, you can see it here.

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I’m skeptical, though. I suppose it’s true that it could be a simple visual fix but it doesn’t change the observations about the signal strength as widely reported.

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