iPhone 4 Antenna Problem Software Fix, Will it work?
As most already know the iPhone 4 is having quite a problem with losing reception when held in such a way that the black strip between the iPhone 4 antenna on the lower left-hand side of the device is covered causing reception to drop.
Apparently Apple has issued a statement that a software fix for the antenna problem is on its way, and you can read that article by going (here), but on reading Apple’s letter they say the problem is with how many bars are displayed and due to the wrong formula the incorrect amount of bars are shown.
Apple also states that “Users observing a drop of several bars when they grip their iPhone in a certain way are most likely in an area with very weak signal strength, but they don’t know it because we are erroneously displaying 4 or 5 bars.”
So basically everyone who is experiencing the iPhone 4 issue is in a weak signal area presumably covered by AT&T’s crap network, (lesson to be learnt Apple, give iPhone to Verizon). But will a software fix solve the holding the iPhone 4 problem, or will it just show that signal strength is low in the first place, and reception still drop when holding the device so that the antenna black strip is covered?
I mean I’m no wireless expert but apparently if you use an Apple bumper case so you don’t touch the black strip the problem apparently goes away, but even if Apple pushes out a software update it still doesn’t stop a user from covering the black strip does it? What are our reader’s views on this; will a software update solve this iPhone 4 issue?