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     Post subject: Apple admits it's "totally wrong" on iPhone 4 reception
     Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:42 pm 
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    Apple has worked out the reason for the iPhone 4 reception problems, and admitted it has been "totally wrong". But the explanation, in an open letter on the Apple Web site, isn't quite what we were expecting.

    Users quickly noticed that covering the seam on the left of the phone's stainless steel antenna caused signal strength to drop four or five bars. But Apple has worked out that it's not the antenna that's at fault -- it's the little icon that displays signal strength.

    Apparently, the formula used to calculate signal strength can erroneously display two extra bars. According to Apple, covering the antenna seam doesn't chop off your signal; instead it simply causes the phone to inexplicably display the signal accurately.

    Got that? There is no problem with the hardware, it was a faulty icon all along! Next, FIFA will explain that England's disallowed goal wasn't caused by a lack of technological support for referees, but in fact goal lines have been painted in the wrong place for the last hundred years.

    The issue has affected all previous versions of the iPhone, which explains a lot. To solve the problem, Apple has adopted a new formula devised by the folks at AT&T, who we imagine are experts on weak signal. A software update in a few weeks will use the new fomula and also make the icon easier to read.


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    Can't wait for the reg to pick up on this one :grin:

    http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/0,39029453,49306079,00.htm?s_cid=96

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3794/the-iphone-4-review/2

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     Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:19 pm 
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    Can't wait for the reg to pick up on this one :grin:

    Oh noes, looks like they gave it to a womoan to report on - lacking humour:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/02/apple_denies_antenna_glitch_blames_formula_woes/

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     Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:37 pm 
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     Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:19 am 
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    LeBeourfCurtaine wrote:
    Caspius=GCHQ= wrote:
    Can't wait for the reg to pick up on this one :grin:

    Oh noes, looks like they gave it to a womoan to report on - lacking humour:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/02/apple_denies_antenna_glitch_blames_formula_woes/


    Back on form...

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/02/apple_iphone_4_denial_letter/ :grin:

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     Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:57 am 
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    But, how the hell can it be a software problem, if putting a case on it solves the problem?
    That squarely points to a hardware fault. Or does the software have a 'I'm in a case, change the algorithm' flag?


    taken from here

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     Post Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:52 am 
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    your eyes are faulty. It's not Apples fault.

    What you need to do is buy a new set of iEyes. Then everything you look at will be shiny and work far better than you could ever know.



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     Post Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:36 am 
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    Didn't you know the iPhone is a sentient device? :P

    And I hear GlaDOS is pissed! :P

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    gemma=GCHQ= wrote:
    There are plenty of reasons not to buy a jobs box. He's not the messiah he's just Steve.

    While this is true, we all wait for the second revision at least BEFORE we buy.

    While, you could agree this is the 4th revision, it isn't the same form factor.
    Hence (IMO), resetting the wait cycle on a new device.

    Next year, it'll suck less, the masses will love it and Apple will be the Hero. Yet again.
    Same principle applies to M$. Remember Vista? And how well 7 was against it?

    Before you ask, yes I have a 3GS and it kicks ass over my N95 tbh. But being newer tech, you would expect that....

    Dammit... :lol:

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    Saw this on The Onion yesterday. :cheers: :twisted:

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