In an official letter Apple announced that the antenna issues are an illusion. The illusion is courtesy of faulty software and a erroneous formula used to calculate reception strength.

The sudden drop pf 4-5 bars that some people experience when holding the phone over the small band in the left lower corner, is only due to them not having good coverage to begin with. They do admit that there is a small loss of reception when holding the phone, but that the people that see those sharp drops already has a bad reception.

In reality the reception should only show a bar or two, and the drop should be a bar or so, but the faulty formula makes the phone show 5 bars instead of 2.

I’m guessing the Steve will put some developers in the dog house now…

iPhone 4 – Antenna problem is a software problem?
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2 thoughts on “iPhone 4 – Antenna problem is a software problem?

  • January 28, 2011 at 11:04

    This is not a software problem. This problem has been fixed and you have to just get one iPhone 4 case.

    • January 28, 2011 at 13:33

      Actually the faulty display of the signal strength was a software issue. But the fact that the internal antenna design sucks so that you can short out the reception is still an issue.

      So your statement is faulty and wrong on all accounts (except that there is need for a case if you happen to own an iPhone4)…


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