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iPhone 4 Antenna Fix will "COST YOU" £25 from Apple!!!

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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
i think this is a joke, Steve Jobs should be sending every iPhone 4 customer one of these cheap "made in china" bumpers free of charge, yet their will be people stupid enough to buy them from apple @ £25!
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#2
Im gonna sue them for everything
#5
hopefully it is just software, and down to the way the phone is fundamentally designed. From all the reports, most people that have shown the issue with the bars have also said the call rarely drops out. I have had calls drop out on various phones over the years, some of which were up in the several hundreds of pounds mark when they were released. by today's' standards the Iphone IS expensive, but if it is what you want to buy, then all well and good. I have ordered one due next week, so as long as it does everything I expect and the calls don't drop out more than my old phones, then I shall be satisfied. Signal reception is always improving, so I guess you pays your money you takes your choice :)
#6
So ever since the first iphone Apple have been displaying 5 bars on the phone when the signal should actually be around 3 bars.

Nice one!
#7
Shows how stupid some people are pay £500+ for a phone and then £25 to fix the main element to a phone 'making and receiving calls' its ridiculous.
#8
Don't have one so not a problem, but just don't short out the antennas with you finger then you wont have the problem?
#9
Chrissieboy
i think this is a joke, Steve Job's



Blimey, the guy's got an apostrophe in his name. :w00t:

How did that happen?
#10
Meh, not much of a news flash. Everyone knows Apple are money grabbers. £25? If people keep buying the phones and love them so much as to sit in denial EVEN when the company admits there is something wrong then they'll keep charging these prices. Simple.
#11
Apple say it's actually a software bug, they have got a the signal formula wrong for calculating signal for the phone since the first iphone was launched.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20100702/ttc-software-blamed-for-iphone-4-issue-e1d36ba.html
#12
Utterly ridiculous to say it's the software miscalculating signal!!!

You might as well have an app that just displays 5 bars all the time making you think you have full signal even when you don't - you'll never know!

Apple have cocked up majorly this time and the 'fix' will just be a cover up for it
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aardvarking
Utterly ridiculous to say it's the software miscalculating signal!!!

You might as well have an app that just displays 5 bars all the time making you think you have full signal even when you don't - you'll never know!

Apple have cocked up majorly this time and the 'fix' will just be a cover up for it


Yes, but people will still smuggly defend their right to be ripped off and site that you are just jealous because you can't afford to throw your money away like they can! In the mean time, apple makes even more money because its product has bugs/faults and wants you to pay for imaginary solutions. You couldnt make this stuff up!
#14
Chrissieboy:
i think this is a joke, Steve Job's

Jumpingphil
Blimey, the guy's got an apostrophe in his name. :w00t:

How did that happen?

PMSL :p
#15
After a more than a week of dismissing iPhone 4 user complaints about reception problems and dropped calls as a non-issue, Apple has announced they're working on an update to the phone's OS.

The announcement follows an interesting report on AnandTech showing the actual difference in Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) for each additional bar of signal displayed on the phone varies wildly. SNR is essentially an indicator of the phone's signal quality.

In the article, published earlier this week, Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi showed that the signal quality increas from 4 bars to 5 is greater than the difference going from 1 bar all the way up to 4.

An update to solve the problem sounds like just what iPhone users were demanding. Except that the fix is only cosmetic.

While it should make the number of bars displayed more meaningful, that doesn't address the actual reception. Also in the AnandTech article is a comparison of signal loss (attenuation) between the iPhone 4 and other handsets when held in various ways.

Steve Jobs has noted in some tersely worded emails to dissatisfied customers that all phones suffer from attenuation when you hold them in your hand. But AnandTech's data shows the external antennas on the iPhone 4 drastically increase the effect.


sounds like theres more to it than a software fault with the display to me......talk about selling substandard products at a premium, theyve removed the primary function.....reception!!!!
#17
The software fix won't fix the problem at all, it will just make the issue a little easier to understand. ie at the moment 5 bars could mean virtually anything, not that it's got over 80% reception as you might expect. So the people who it is affecting are on 5 bars at about 50% signal, so it causes problems. The people who can't recreate it are also on 5 bars but 90% signal for example.

I like the way Apple are saying they're going to make the smaller bars bigger to compensate!

Misleading signal strength on every iphone ever! Shame on you Apple!!!
#18
here is the most indepth article ive seen on the problem

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

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