After a week of complaints and problems with the reception on the iPhone 4, Apple has finally admitted to a fault. Apple has posted an open letter on its website, but is saying the problem is a software fault and not the hardware.
Dan Moren of MacWorld.com is reporting that the problem is caused by an algorithm used to calculate the bars of signal reception. Apple has promised a software patch in the coming weeks that will use a new formula. This will not improve reception but will be more accurate in showing the real signal strength. The formula was originally suggested by AT&T.
The software patch will also be available for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Apple stated “we sometimes display 4 bars when we should be displaying as few as 2 bars.” So according to them loss of signal caused by holding the device is likely because the real signal strength was not as good as the phone was displaying.
Time will tell if the forthcoming patch will fix the reception issues owners have been experiencing. Click here to read the full article.