Apple Fixing iPhone Signal Bug
Apple Fixing iPhone Signal Bug – Apple recently admitted that their iPhones’ signal bars give incorrect readings. The issue reportedly dates back all the way to the earliest iPhone. The phones have been showing two more bars than it should when the reception was low. The company said that the phones have been boosting the supposed signal strength in order to mask the poor reception that the phones had. The company said that it was embarrassed to have found the flaw in the phones, and would work to correct the issue.
“Upon investigation, we were stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong,” Apple said.
iPhones have reportedly been displaying two more bars than they should have throughout the lifetime of the device. It is not immediately clear whether or not the boosted signal was done intentionally or not.
The company is also working to fix an issue with their iPhone 4, which was recently released. The company admitted last week that holding the phone in your left hand can block the signal for the phone, because your hand wraps around the antenna, which is located inside the phone.
The iPhone 4 sold 600,000 preorders almost as soon as the phone went up online. The rush to the Apple and AT&T websites was so huge that a number of users reported problems and security flaws during the check out process. AT&T had to shut their website down while the figured out the problem.