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Apple Distributes iOS 4.0.1 to Fix Antenna Software

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mdana07

Jul 15, 2010, 8:56 PM

Verizon please take the iPhone!

I can't wait till iPhone goes to verizon. Just to watch their network crash and burn. I'm sure I'll get a whole bunch of post saying that verizon network is amazing blah blah blah. Please take the iPhone and have millions of users get on your network at the same time and use the Internet. And then we will see just how "reliable" your network really is. Ohh and as of right now I've done speed test on the droid x and the iPhone 4 to the same server. Att hands down every time by 30 to 40%. Then I'm sure I'll get someone say " yeah if you have coverage" listen it seems like no matter what every verizon customer lives in a whole where no other cell phone company can reach. Please take the iPhone so you can bitch about your own network. Then you'l...
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1) this was a news post about an ATT phone
2) you created your own post instead of replying to people.

3) Verizon has smartphone users, not as much as ATT but they have quite a few.

4) CDMA and GSM operate differently for data, so no, the resul...
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mdana07 said:
I can't wait till iPhone goes to verizon. Just to watch their network crash and burn. I'm sure I'll get a whole bunch of post saying that verizon network is amazing blah blah blah. Please take the iPhone and have mill
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smerits

Jul 16, 2010, 6:31 PM

Anyone have less bars after update?

I knew exactly what Apple was up to when they came up with the "new formula" idea. Less reception bars for everyone. Where I had a full to almost full signal in my house, after the ios4.0.1 update I now have a maximum of 2 bars at any given point in my house. Oh wait...according to Steve Jobs I never actually had a full signal, it was 2 bars all this time. Gimme a break. Absolutely loved the phone til this. Also, the ios4.0 update basically crippled my 3G to an unbearably slow speed and pretty much forced me to upgrade to the 4.
I'm sure that wasn't on purpose......? hehe, evil, my friends evil Evil or Very Mad
cleolicious

Jul 15, 2010, 5:27 PM

NOT GOING TO FIX THE PROBLEM

You can have the best antenna ever made in there and it's still not going to fix AT&T's suck ass service. Dude, seriously.. **** AT&T already. The iPhone's just not worth the nightmare of dropped calls I have to put up with daily. I swear if I ever see Steve Jobs I'm gonna bash his thick billionaire hippie skull against the wall of the nearest Verizon store until he ****in' gets it already.
It appears you are jealous that you couldn't get away with the same scheme. I'm sorry that you're not entitled to absolute perfection.
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at&t service is crap! plus their plan for the i phone is rediculous! 69.99 everything data for the htc evo with a 10.00 upgrade for premium service is GREAT! NO RECALLS FOR THE EVO BUT CANT WAIT TILL IPHONE HAS A RECALL! I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WIT...
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"I swear if I ever see Steve Jobs I'm gonna bash his thick billionaire hippie skull against the wall of the nearest Verizon store until he ****in' gets it already."


Um what?


I've got news for you- unless you live in NYC or Alltel territory V...
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jeryzkid22

Jul 15, 2010, 8:02 PM

Magic Update?

How can a software update fix a hardware problem?
It's simply improving the accuracy of the signal displayed with a more linear readout.
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That's the same thing I said and got accused of trying to start a fight. I agree its a hardware problem, and the update is nothing more than redoing the antenna meter to appear it has a stronger signal, maybe boosting the radio power too.
justfinethanku

Jul 15, 2010, 3:01 PM

At least they are doing the update before 30 days.

So people are not locked into the phone if it doesn't work.

A lot of people speculated that Apple was going to wait until after the initial 30 day return period before releasing this "fix" and I'm glad they didn't. No one will be stuck with a phone they really don't want.

I'm updating mine right now, I'll let you know if I see anything different.
I just did mine, I still have an iPhone 3G, and now I am bouncing back and forth between 4 & 5 bars from a solid 5 bars before.
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Natetang

Jul 16, 2010, 12:12 AM

Careful could brick your phone!

Did the update today to the 4.0.1 with my iPhone 4 and in less then 5 minutes I was holding a brick that had a pretty picture of a USB cable and a disk. In short - update at your own risk - it only cost me a 3 hour phone call to Applecare, 200 mile round trip, and a guy in a blue shirt to tell me my phone needed replaced and could not be fixed. Oh yeah, new phone - same antenna issue. So, don't think they are secretly doing a recall cause I got most recent build.
bluecoyote

Jul 15, 2010, 8:26 PM

Update Impressions on an iPhone 4:

1) The readout is much more linear. Where my iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 used to *never* show 3 bars (it'd usually be all 5-or-one-to-two) , I now hover around 3 bars.

The best thing I can compare it to is it reads out like your typical CDMA phone (Palm Pre for reference) , as opposed to the typical GSM *always 5 bars* readout.


2) The readout is much more consistent. Most GSM phones used to be schizophrenic, dropping down to 1 bar where I live. Now averaging 2-3 bars is pretty consistent.


3) No it doesn't solve the attenuation issue. But it will likely solve the issue of people seeing 5 bars drop to nothing. You'll lose about 2 bars of service holding it there. With 3 bars I had to hold it pretty diligently and I dropped to 1 bar (...
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furyx639

Jul 15, 2010, 7:08 PM

Purely cosmetic update

It's not going to fix anything, but what I'm curious about is why would an update that only "fixes the signal display problem" be approximately 300MB?

I wonder what else they put in there.
netboy

Jul 15, 2010, 5:36 PM

ATT shoulds drop the idiotPhone!

this will makes att network look even worse! 2 less bar of signal!
bluecoyote

Jul 15, 2010, 5:28 PM

Detailed analysis of what this does:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3821/iphone-4-redux-an ... »

I'll have this update shortly. I'm curious to see how it changes the indicated reception where I've taken the phone.

I'll test it with and without the case to see if real world signal performance matches up.
flip mode

Jul 15, 2010, 3:56 PM

IPHONE 4GS

My cousin was one of the first to preorder an iphone 4. I kept trying to tell him an antenna outside where it can be touched "not traditional stub/extend antennas" can cause a problem. I'm no RF engineer but common sense will tell you that your signal can't be that awesome if it has to attempt to pass thru human hands. So we're at Six Flags - Great America in Gurnee IL a couple weeks ago and we're in line for Iron Wolf and his signal just sank to nothing just because I was holding it like my G1. I will say this, for those who are UNFAMILIAR with apple jailbreaking. Yes the idevices are in walled garden mode but jailbreaking my ipod touch 2G has afforded me a ton of more flexability to do what I want. Don't get me wrong, I love Android but I...
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The issue is not touching the antenna, but rather bridging them.
Accidental

Jul 15, 2010, 1:29 PM

Just masking the problem

Apple is simply masking the problem with this patch. My wife is having serious issues with the phone's reception (just the way she holds it - and it's habit and hard to change) and is basically just using a Bluetooth headset now.

I tried to get her to buy an Android phone but she thinks the new iphone is 'pretty'. *sigh*

I'm curious to see what Apple announces tomorrow at 1:00PM EST. I hope for a recall and a new model with a protected rim. Whatever it is, I always disliked Apple and the iphone because of their walled garden approach. With a company large, I'm surprised the antenna issue made it into the production version. Shame!
I'm no fan either, but clearly, they're doing something right, because despite all those technical issues, your wife still wanted one(and thousands of others who purchased after the issue became known). I'm assuming your wife values the aesthetics mo...
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More like unmasking the problem because now everyone will see more accuratly the reception (or lack of reception) that they're actually getting.

We can both agree though that this obviously isn't a solution to the problem by any means and I'm sure ...
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Granted, I too like seeing the iPhone 4 naked, but if it's affecting the way she uses the phone why not buy a case?

I don't like that buying a case (or using nonconductive tape) is a requirement just to hold the phone a certain way, but I don't un...
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Accidental said:
Apple is simply masking the problem with this patch. My wife is having serious issues with the phone's reception (just the way she holds it - and it's habit and hard to change) and is basically just using a Bluetoo
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markj73

Jul 15, 2010, 1:28 PM

JIT for their conference lol

Just in time for Apples press conference tomorrow, hmmmm coincidence? Paranoid

I thought 4.1 was coming out? Maybe 4.0.1 will change the bars and 4.1 will (supposedly) Razz fix the signal issue that we all KNOW is hardware based Laughing

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/14/ios-4-1-seeded-to ... »
 
 
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