FAIL iPhone4 Update, Signal Stregth Not Accurate?

Source: Information Week

Glad to see that Apple is taking a step to admitting that the Death Grip is real and that their firmware update will not fix the problem. Just I find funny how Gizmodo called for the Death Grip issue but Apple commented on their bars being false?!?!?!?

How can Apple say that they have calculated how the iPhone gives false information and that they bars you see on the phone are not correct.

Apple’s corporate PR department last week released a note that claimed iPhone 4 is not plagued with reception woes and that a software bug was merely tricking users into believing their signal was stronger than it really was.

“Upon investigation, we were stunned to learn that the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong,” Apple said in a statement. “Our formula, in many instances, mistakenly displays 2 more bars than it should for a given signal strength. For example, we sometimes display 4 bars when we should be displaying as few as 2 bars,” the company said.

In other words, users have experienced an apparent, sudden dramatic drop in reception “because their high bars were never real in the first place,” Apple said. “This mistake has been present since the original iPhone,” it added.

Apple said it plans to remedy the situation through a patch that adds an AT&T-recommended formula for checking signal strength. “The real signal strength remains the same, but the iPhone’s bars will report it far more accurately,” Apple said.

Glad to see how the iPhone has fooled all their users and falsely gave wrong signal strength. Now what else will Apple and AT&T hide from their customers?, What more will they admit to in the meer future.


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