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    iPhone 4 reception "fix"

    So it wasn't hands over the attenna or how people were holding the phone after all...

    Just Apple's reception "bars" were not based in reality.

    IPhone Reception "Fix"

    Although nothing is really being fixed, calls are still going to drop like crazy, it just won't look like you have great reception.

    Edit: Link fixed, thanks for heads up ornryactor


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    Re: iPhone 4 reception "fix"

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    So it wasn't hands over the attenna or how people were holding the phone after all...

    Just Apple's reception "bars" were not based in reality.

    IPhone Reception "Fix"

    Although nothing is really being fixed, calls are still going to drop like crazy, it just won't look like you have great reception.
    How else were they going to get more bars in more places???



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    Re: iPhone 4 reception "fix"

    Maybe the bars get cut off at the top of the screen, there's actually 18 bars in the scale, you just have 3 out of 18.



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    Re: iPhone 4 reception "fix"

    How about something like this?

    iPhone 4 'holding' problem finally fixed | XAYNI



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    Re: iPhone 4 reception "fix"

    Sounds like they just wanted to make it look like you had more bars because I hear people with iphones complain about the service all the time, I don't think it was a "mistake"



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    Re: iPhone 4 reception "fix"

    Quote Originally Posted by AlleyAddict View Post
    Sounds like they just wanted to make it look like you had more bars because I hear people with iphones complain about the service all the time, I don't think it was a "mistake"
    yeah, it's a little suspicious.


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    Re: iPhone 4 reception "fix"

    Original link is broken. Here's a working one.


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    Re: iPhone 4 reception "fix"

    I fail to understand what point they're trying to get across here. There is obviously some substantial attenuation going on that's affecting the signal strength; the fact that they are displaying the signal strength wrong is just another problem.



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    Re: iPhone 4 reception "fix"

    Quote Originally Posted by maui6651 View Post
    I fail to understand what point they're trying to get across here. There is obviously some substantial attenuation going on that's affecting the signal strength; the fact that they are displaying the signal strength wrong is just another problem.
    Drawing your audience's attention is an old magician's technique. Apple is basically saying to us, "Hey, look over here at my LEFT hand! Ignore my right hand! No, no, ignore my RIGHT hand. No, LOOK AT THIS HAND UP HERE AND PAY NO ATTENTION TO MY RIGHT HAND DAMMIT LOOK AT THE PRETTY MAGIC TRICK IN MY LEFT HAND!"


    True and Valiant

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    Re: iPhone 4 reception "fix"

    Bought an original 3G several years ago and the damn thing couldn't get a signal in our house. I have a video somewhere of my wife's ancient phone with 4 bars next to the iPhone with 2 bars. Then we dialed the iPhone from the older phone, and the iPhone never rang. Left it alone and a couple of hours later it did show I had a missed call. Returned it the next day, and have never been tempted by another Apple product since...



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