iOS4 Update will not Solve the Antenna Problem

By | July 7th, 2010



According to sources, AppleCare has confirmed that the upcoming software update won’t solve the bad reception problem. This confirms that the problem actually exist in the hardware design and not the software that uses that hardware. Apple will certainly solve this problem in the next iPhone device calling it iPhone 4G, iPhone 4GS or may be iPhone 5, but one thing is for sure; current iPhone 4 will have the signal strength issue with it even after updating the software.

iphone dead spot iOS4 Update will not Solve the Antenna Problem

A possible solution for those who experience weak signals is to avoid touching the phone’s dead spot, on the left bottom corner. Another solution is tho purchase a $30 bumper that will keep your hand touching the metal sidebar of the device. Personally I prefer the second solution, as most of the iPhone users use some kind of case or protection, so why not use Apple’s own bumper.

iphone design problem iOS4 Update will not Solve the Antenna Problem

Interestingly, Apple claimed that the problem is with Displaying the Signals, not the actual signals and that the upcoming software update will not fix this antenna problem, only change the way the phone displays the available signal, making it more accurate. But this claims seems superficial as we have reports coming in from users who experienced not just the drop of signal strength on the display, but actual call drops. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and wait for iOS 4.0.1.

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  • zholy

    I read that also – however again, there is no evidence of this being the case – its just rumour
    Apple iPhone iOS 4

  • Anonymous

    no i have read in magzine that its kinda true Iphone.