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    Personally I wonder if a bit of clear nail polish wouldn't fix the problem [clear nail polish fixes so many problems :-)]. Obviously it's a sucky solution to a sucky problem, but... whatever

    Of course, if this were any other product, when it doesn't work, you take it back. [and in my worldview, this qualifies as "doesn't work"]
    But evidently people would rather keep their phone and kvetch than vote with their wallets and give up their preciousssss

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    Heh.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RipplingHurst View Post
    Heh.



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    lmao

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    Leave it to Apple to charge $29 for a rubber band around the outside. Yeesh.

    I'm often an Apple advocate but this is pretty lame. The absolute minimum they could do is offer that rubber band thing to everyone who bought an iPhone. Seriously, it costs them pennies to buy it.
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    Latest report from Engadget:

    Apple: iPhone 4 reception problem is a software issue, fix coming in 'a few weeks'

    Upon investigation, we were stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong. 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. 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. Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place.

    To fix this, we are adopting AT&T's recently recommended formula for calculating how many bars to display for a given signal strength. The real signal strength remains the same, but the iPhone's bars will report it far more accurately, providing users a much better indication of the reception they will get in a given area. We are also making bars 1, 2 and 3 a bit taller so they will be easier to see.

    We will issue a free software update within a few weeks that incorporates the corrected formula. Since this mistake has been present since the original iPhone, this software update will also be available for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G.
    What's troubling is that this is the second time Apple has blamed signal strengh / reception issues on software and it doesn't fully explain calls dropping and data degradation when the iPhone 4 is held in a very particular (but common) way. It's also worth noting that Apple, in no way admits to an antenna design flaw. Read the full press release after the break.

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    So there wont be a fix. Instead you will just see the real reception which is crummy. Something tells me Apple knew they were misreporting signal strength.

    In other news, my T9193 is kick ***. And I should mention I always have 4-5 bars of reception, with 1Mbps+ HSDPA speeds everywhere I go.
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    Exactly. That won't fix dropped calls or bad data speeds on AT&T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
    Exactly. That won't fix dropped calls or bad data speeds on AT&T.
    I'm using AT&T. Difference is I have a good phone. I get my lovely "H" symbol everywhere I go, and always 4-5 bars. The only dropped voice calls I get are when at the top of Monarch mountain (ski resort) on the continental divide and when I drive in this weird gulley by the country club's lake (some of the time). Other than that, perfect.

    As I have said for years, AT&T is not to blame. It is poorly designed phones. This antenna issue just brings this to light even more so. When I am on post, in the middle of nowhere, in a metal/concrete building, in the elevator and have full reception while iphone users and general flip phone people have none it is not because I attract a better signal strength through my magic body. It is because my phone was designed by the best, and gets the best signal reception by design. Even back in the days of my HTC Blue Angel, my recption was constantly superior to most other people. Although the candy-stick/bar (whatever they are called) style was popular instead of the flip phone phase or the now sleek touchscreen phase.
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    I actually loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the new iPhone 4. Only because it looks like a HTC phone and has pretty cool features. Only thing that keeps me from running out and buying it is the cr@ptastic AT&T network its on. I havent seen much on the EVO, but because it is HTC (Im a HTC wh0re), I have to assume its amazing!
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