Originally Posted by StLBluesFan
We can only hope. But those who are claiming that Apple has said they are releasing a fix for the dropped call issue, they are mistaken. They have said no such thing.
If they are working on that "additional fix" aas you suggest, and if they slip it in under the radar and without comment or admission that the problem really ever existed, well, that's a dishonest tact that I wouldn't have expected from Apple.
Well...yeah... mås o menos.
-- this is a supercharged atmosphere
-- anything Apple says may have financial, legal, political and regulatory ramifications.
-- If Apple (or anyone) finds a mistake, they don't need to admit every
-- like it or not there are people and organizations
that have a vested interest in Apple failing
I suspect that Apple is using the "bars display" admission to buy some time, 2-4 weeks, to do a more thorough examination of other, related, issues-- that have, since, been reported. (There was very little press about dropped calls or the proximity detector when the bars issue was being hyped).
By saying as little as possible: "the bars issue", Apple gives itself room to identify (and possibly resolve) other issues.
On the contrary, if every time an issue were raised, Apple responded with a statement-- this would lead to a never-ending cycle. (Just what some people want).
I suspect that Apple will handle this in a very professional way, if there is a software fix to issues that Apple has not, yet, addressed publicly, e.g. dropped calls and the proximity detector.
They might release a fix and say something like this:
While determining the cause and solution for the improper bars display, we took the opportunity to do a thorough review of the telephony functions of the iPhone 4. We made several improvements
to allow the iPhone 4 to use the strongest signal to enhance the user's "phone" experience.
That's typical corporate PR-speak for "we found some other issues and fixed them!".
This pacifies most users and investors, while keeping the politicians, lawyers and regulators at bay!Nothing will satisfy those with a vested interest in Apple Failing!