Originally Posted by LikesToRead
I'm sure there will be plenty of people who will complain about this too!
Of course. There is a fairly large contingent who complains about EVERYTHING Apple does. If Apple said that they'd replace your iPHone with a diamond encrusted platinum model with 10 times the reception if you simply send a check for $9.95 to cover shipping and handling, the trolls would be complaining that Apple is discriminating against people without checking accounts.
Originally Posted by Homie
Lighten up Francis.
It is ok to love a phone and still be dissatisfied with a portion of it's performance. It is fair to complain.
But that's the problem. There IS no performance problem. It's a perception problem. Apple's tests (confirmed by Anand) indicate that the iPhone's receptions is excellent.
Originally Posted by Tulkas
It's good to have confirmation from Apple, but it isn't like this isn't exactly what Anand reported. The algorithm for the bars display is weighed to show a better signal than actually existed. The first problem of holding it resulting in the dropping of the number of bars being displayed is mainly a visualization problem..while there is a signal drop, it is not as pronounced as the display indicates.
But as Anand also stated, it doesn't change the fact that the actual amount of signal loss is still a problem.:
"The drop in signal from holding the phone with your left hand arguably remains a problem. Changing the bars visualization may indeed help mask it, and to be fair the phone works fine all the way down to -113 dBm, but it will persist - software updates can change physics as much as they can change hardware design. At the end of the day, Apple should add an insulative coating to the stainless steel band, or subsidize bumper cases. It's that simple."
At the end of the day, Anand confirmed what Apple said - that the iPhone's reception was better than other phones. Yes, you might be able to improve it a little more by adding a case if you wish, but even without the case, it's well above industry standards. So what's the complaint?
Originally Posted by Jerseymac
Wow. A software fix for a situation that half the community here said didn't even exist. And I thought you guys knew everything!
Absolutely wrong. Almost all of the people defending Apple said that the dropping bars problem existed but that it didn't affect phone calls. That's exactly what Apple just reported - and which Anand confirmed.
Please stop making things up.
Originally Posted by rmsolem
Nice to have Apple admit an error and a fix, and even a letter!
Now how about;
- The proximity sensor problem on the iPhone. I get this all of the time. My ear dials while I try to talk.
- The repeated wifi password prompting on the iPad.
Proximity sensor is apparently an isolated problem. If enough people have problems, they'll address it.
Password prompting is a router problem. Fix your router.
Originally Posted by Aquatic
They are not admitting the underlying problem. They are attempting to cover it up. This will put them right back on CNN.
They're reporting that their tests indicate that there IS no underlying problem - and the inability of anyone to demonstrate an increased number of dropped calls confirms that.