Originally Posted by anonymouse
I'm not ignoring it, nor dumbing down my comments in any way. You're the one trying to exaggerate it by saying, based on the original bar display, that the phone loses all signal. In fact, it loses a predictable amount of signal, which only matters in areas of very weak signal.
This is what this entire discussion is about: your continued attempts to misrepresent the facts in regard to this.
In terms of determining the severity of the issue in relation to other phones, no it doesn't, and I've already given sound reasons why.
Are you not the one who made the specific assertion I referenced? If not, I am mistaken. If so, you are dodging the question and trying to obfuscate it in your response.
We're going in circles, and of course it's because of your inability to follow along. You're like one of those water filled stress balls, where when squeezed, you'll always find a crevasse or opening in the hand to pop out. Once I've squashed one absurd thing you say, you bring something else up. And if I squash that, you return to the other thing.
The 4.01 update will still suffer from the unique attenuation found in the ip4 because of the antenna design, not just how the bars are represented. If you can cause some form of signal loss by lightly pressing the bar with your finger, then it will remain present even after the signal bar algorithm changes. This is where the bumper or case comes in, and where I say the issue ends.
As far as determining the severity compared to other phones, you and others have repeatedly said other phones suffer from the same exact thing, when the reality is it's not exactly the same. Other phones suffer from attenuation, but each is unique in the antenna placement, and how you need to hold it to see the most dramatic results. With the Galaxy S, the antenna was around the bottom. With the Evo, the antenna is up by the in-call speaker, and to show signal degradation, that's where you need to hold it. Unfortunately for the ip4, since the antenna wraps around the whole thing, it's almost impossible not to bridge the connection, and in doing so, if you don't have much signal to begin with, it's enough to push you over the edge into no service.
As to your final comment: No, I didn't make that assertion. I never said they would get to where they are today even though they weren't evolving in any way in that direction. What I in fact did say, and have backed up with evidence, is that manufacturers had touch screen phones with the same kinds of goals in mind (regarding PDA functionality) and therefore from THAT we can assert they would have evolved to where they are today. I'm definitely willing to admit Apple gave the other companies a reason to wake up and get moving a little quicker though.