Jul 2, 2010

Ohhh So iPhone 4 isn't the problem...all the others are?

I get it- I think.   Today Apple said they were 'stunned' to find out that the new iPhone 4 had signal drops when held in the 'death grip' as the new issue is jokingly called.   Apparently when you hold your iPhone a certain way (the way most people do, by the way) you lose signal strength- dramatically.   According to Apple, it's not that you lose signal strength, it's that the BARS are the problem, not the signal.   Basically to keep it short and simple, they are saying the formula that iPhones use to calculate how many bars to display for signal strength is wrong, and that it has been showing 4-5 bars when reality is the signal is much lower.  

So...in order to gain customers they tweaked the formula so people wouldn't catch on to how bad the reception would be until after they were locked into a contract with the one provider who sells service...I see.

Supposedly there will be a software update to fix this in the next few weeks, for all previous iPhones as well.   I believe I will wait a few weeks more before I actually upgrade the software- the last time I upgraded I lost 2 hours of my life and my calendar is still telling me things in duplicate two days early.   It is super frustrating that this great phone is being hawked as the greatest thing since sliced bread and instead of owning up to its issues Apple and At&t keep covering them up.   Just be honest and tell people the issues, there are enough loyal followers who will stay, or people like me who simply don't want to deal with the aggravation of learning a new phone.   Man up!

Read the article- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38055126/ns/technology_and_science-wireless/

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