Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 02 July 2010 14:31

Apple issues a statement about the reception problem

Written by Nedim Hadzic
appleiphone_4_antenna

There is no spoon
Well, it seems like Apple would make the rest of the world think that antenna issue is not an issue, what with the latest statement from the company, which argues that the much discussed problem is indeed Apple’s fault. Well, kind of.

The company investigated into the subject of reception loss and found that it has actually made a mistake in calculating signal strength. Apparently, their 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.” We’re not sure why would anyone need two sentences to add two numbers, but this is Apple fanbase they’re talking to after all, so it’s understandable.

Apple continues by saying how signal drops occur in places with low signal, where their new gadget “erroneously” displays signal to be pretty good. So, users are not actually loosing signal, because signal was much worse than showed in the first place. See – there is no spoon.

As a solution, the company will adopt AT&T’s recommended formula for calculating signal bars and will address this in a free software update next week. Furthermore, bars 1, 2 and 3 will be a bit taller and easier to see. Making the bars taller is no small feat, mind you, which means Apple must’ve gone all out on this one. Apparently, this mistake has been present since the original iPhone, so the upcoming patch will apply for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G as well.

Unfortunately, none of this banter does anything to explain call-drops and data degradation – yet the company is still adamant about not admitting to the antenna being at fault. We’d very much like to know the truth so we’d like to ask Apple – Is there or is there no spoon?

You can find the full statement here.

We would also like to ask all non US based readers to confirm if they have a signal drop on their networks when they press their beloved iPhone 4 at that specific spot. Please comment as we believe that there is much more to tell. Apple clearly blames AT&T while we believe that this happens in other providers as well.


Last modified on Friday, 02 July 2010 14:57
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments