Letter from Apple Regarding iPhone 4 (with translation)

by Volker Weber

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.

Let me put this through the bullshit detection process:

we tried to show you better reception than we actually had, but somehow this has backfired.

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"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."

Well, the 4G actualy has poorer reception, or do I get something wrong?

Sascha A. Carlin, 2010-07-02

The iPhone 4G has better reception if you do not touch it, or think of touching it... or something like that. With the antenna on the outside and touchable... you like randomness of reception, do you not? I am so not even thinking of buying the iPhone 4 without a revision of that.
Among others (already known to the readers I bet):
Anandtech review for a start...

Alexander Koch, 2010-07-03

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