Originally Posted by macinthe408
I'm an Apple fanboi, but this is f-ed up.
The company needs to swallow their pride and fix this issue.
Sure they do, but lets keep perspective. there is still no proof that this is a 'major design flaw' and not just a bad batch of units or some such
I mean, c'mon, it took them 3 years to realize that there was a bug in the code that displays the signal bars? Give me an f-ing break.
Again, you need to chill a bit. It wasn't a bug. As they admitted they weren't using the most accurate formula and are going to switch to one that is better.
but in the end, it's moot. Those bars have nada to do with reception really. They are about how close you are to a tower and that's all. You can be right under a cell tower and if it's maxed out on connections your call will fail or drop. Or you can be at the edge and just barely picking up the presence of a tower and barely anyone is on it and your call is fine.
Also dropped calls are just as much about a tower being hit by massive connection attempts etc as they are about shitty cell phone design. In fact I would hazard it is more often about the number of connections/attempts than the phone.
I am taking my iPhone 4 into an Apple Store this week to get a refund, and a replacement 3GS. And I also need to convince my wife that she's not getting the white iPhone she thinks she's getting later this month.
this is your right. And it is truthfully what all the 'the iphone 4 is shit' complainers should do. IF thousands of folks return the phone citing reception (which I doubt will actually happen) then they won't be able to say they haven't seen evidence of a major issue. But it needs to be hundreds of thousands to really stand out against the millions of phones sold.