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iPhone 4 Reception Issue is Hardware Fault [Confirmed]

If you are expecting that the next iOS update will fix your iPhone 4's signal reception issue then you are out of luck. Apple has confirmed that the signal reception issue in iPhone 4 is hardware related and the next iOS update will not fix the problem but will only change the way (accurate) your iPhone 4 will display the signal strength.

For those who don't know, couple of days ago Apple officially claimed in an open letter to its customers that the next iOS update will fix the signal reception issues in iPhone 4. Acc. to Apple, it was due to a totally wrong formula implemented by Apple engineers and now they will be using the standard formula provided by AT&T to calculate the signal strength in iPhone 4.

iPhone 4 Antenna Problem

Gizmodo called AppleCare for three times this morning and got the same immediate and unequivocal robotic response:

  1. There is an antenna interference problem when you hold the iPhone 4 in a certain way.
  2. One solution is to hold the phone differently, avoiding to touch the left bottom corner of the phone.
  3. The other other solution is to buy a case or one of Apple's $30 bumpers.
  4. The incoming software update will not fix this antenna problem, only change the way the phone displays the available signal, make it more accurate.

Remember that Apple is offering a full refund to those who are not fully satisfied with their iPhone 4. Inorder to claim a full refund you must return your undamaged iPhone 4 to any Apple Retail Store within 30 days of its purchase. [via Gizmodo]

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    Cletus6 years, 2 months ago

    Just got my iPhone 4 and am unable to replicate issue

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      Maverick6 years, 2 months ago

      Hello Cletus.

      You got “carrier locked” or “factory unlocked” iPhone 4? Have heard that factory unlocked iPhone 4 doesn’t have this defect.

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    Death Himself6 years, 2 months ago

    I never read a positive feedback on iPhone 4 by Gizmodo?