Originally Posted by noexpectations
OK...I have 4.0.1 on now. From the exact same location in my home, my bars went from 5 to 3.
It is clear to me why this fix was sent by Apple. Apple is attempting to throw AT&T under the bus. Most (dumb) users will now think that their terrible reception is AT&T's fault and not Apple's poor antenna design.
I have other phones in my house, Samsung and Moto, and they still display 5 bars for AT&T.
You're not making much sense here.
You are talking about the signal strength detected by the phone when it's not
being "held wrong." It's a simple fact that even though people and organisations have railed against the design of the antenna when it's held
, each and every one of them has confirmed that if the phone is not
held, it has the best antenna of any phone ever tested
If you have a bad signal, it *is* actually AT&T's fault.
If your other phones showed the signal how it actually *is* instead of being "optimistic" you'd see that the iPhone 4 antenna is actually the *best* antenna design out of those phones. Your actual signal strength is
three bars. That's what the update was for, so people now know what the actual
signal strength is instead of just seeing five bars all the time.