We are all aware by now that the iPhone 4 reception issue is crushing what remains of an otherwise great gadget, but it seems that Apple have been hiding behind a wall when it comes to asking them specifically what the actual problem is and how to fix it.
iPhone consumers have gone to great lengths trying to fix the issue themselves, but even after being told to hold the phone differently, or purchase an iPhone bumper, the fact of the matter is this. The problem still remains.
Apple announced that the fault was infact a software issue, and nothing to do with the way the phone was made, nor blaming the hardware.
Rejoice! A simple software update could fix your problem for free and we can all be happy iPhone bunnies all over again.
How wrong we were. I think the true brainiacs also know that Apple were wrong when they said a simple fix would sort the transmission and reception problem.
So what does the update actually do? According to Gizmodo, they say that AppleCare confirmed to them what they already knew in the first place. The software update will not fix the reception issue, but is only a cosmetic change to the way the reception bar is displayed. The short of the story is that it more accurately shows signal strength.
Currently, we are being made to pay for an Apple design fault by purchasing bumpers and what not for the satisfaction. If you do not believe in what Apple are doing, you can sign a petition that comes from Gizmodo.
The only viable solution I can see is a rehash of the iPhone 4 coming soon, or we will just have to wait until the iPhone 5 for it to be sorted out. I wonder what the problems will be then?