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Thread: Apple: No Death Grip, Bars Displayed Wrong

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    I was going to check out one of the microcell towers...do they connect to your network wirelessly? If it has to be hard wired forget it, I already have Ooma hardwired between my modem and router...unless it plugs directly into one of the ports I wouldn't do it (unless of course it's wireless.)

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    You guys need to chill out Steve was right. Your iPhone is not your life. They can only do so much. It's kinda obvious that there are gonna be bugs. Even for the iPhone 3GS some bugs were know but they fixed it. People just want to have the iPhone 4 now to show off. I'll buy it in a month when its guranteed bug free. The buyers made the risk of buying it early because there WILL ALWAYS BE BUGS NO MATTER WHAT.
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    At least apple is looking into this issue. Love my iPhone. Just wanna see the problem to get fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
    I was going to check out one of the microcell towers...do they connect to your network wirelessly? If it has to be hard wired forget it, I already have Ooma hardwired between my modem and router...unless it plugs directly into one of the ports I wouldn't do it (unless of course it's wireless.)
    It plugs into your modem. Call AT&T and ***** long enough and they will give it to you for "free" (they will credit your acct the $150 it costs to purchase). The only drawback I can see of it is that the minutes you use while using the MicroCell come straight off your minutes, so even if it's an AT&T to AT&T call or if the person you are calling is one of your alist friends it will still take your minutes. They do also include an unlimited free talk thing, but they charge you 20 bucks a month for that.

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    "Since this mistake has been present since the original iPhone, this software update will also be available for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G."

    If this "problem" has been around since the original iphone, how come this is only coming to light now? Why doesnt my 3G[S] experience the same problems? This is a little bogus. Also, a "few weeks" for a simple change to thier formula? Somethin fishy is goin on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
    "Since this mistake has been present since the original iPhone, this software update will also be available for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G."

    If this "problem" has been around since the original iphone, how come this is only coming to light now? Why doesnt my 3G[S] experience the same problems? This is a little bogus. Also, a "few weeks" for a simple change to thier formula? Somethin fishy is goin on....:
    They charge you extra to use the damn thing? All it is is a range extender lol. F that...
    "Don't hold it like that!"

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    I think touching the antenna would have an effect on something and it could be the software malfunctioning and showing less reception than there actually is. Human skin conducts electricity.

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    So, this software update will probably re-lock the phones hopefully it will not take 4-5 months for an unlock.

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    I've noticed that sometimes when I have someone on speakerphone, my phone will display only a single bar of signal strength but I don't have any of the problems that go along with that. There's no breaking up on either end of the conversation, so it seems like it can't really only be at one bar.

    I also have a speck case, so I don't get the death grip problem when I'm holding the phone.
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    i thought the bars on cell phone where to say how well the phone is contaminating with the cell tower and that they are nothing to do with cellphone strength in calls
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    What a terrible response from apple! Look, sure some of the phones don't seem to be affected, and if yours is one of them, then count your blessings. For the ones that are affected, it's monumentally worse than apple claims. I get 5 bars in my area (Los Angeles), when not touching the phone...same signal I got with my 3GS. The signal strength here is strong! Now however, whenever any skin on my body touches that annoying black strip, my entire signal is dropped. I don't mean poor signal strength, I mean no signal at all! And I hate the term "death grip" because it implies a strong "grip," when in fact the lightest touch of skin on that black bar results in a total signal loss. Calling it basically an "optical illusion" is beyond laughable...it's absurd and quite infuriating. It's a very very real hardware problem for the phones affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viettho View Post
    lol, apple is trying to blame this on AT&T. Your phone will have less bar than it should after the fix. They don't admit that this is hardware design flaw.
    Now you surely don't think Steve Jobs would do that do you?

    I bet after the update if you could see the screen with the phone turned off it would have 5 bars!

    On a second note does me holding the phone in my left hand mean my hand it reprogramming the iphone!
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    Wonderful, apple falsifying the bars to cover the reception problem.. Gripping the phone has been already proven on a field test to lower the reception of the phone significantly. this means the bars don't mean ****..

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    I read these replies and the letter from Apple...laughed...very hard...pee'd a little.
    ...I'm still running the 3GS...I switched carriers, thus needing the unlock...I never had any issues with reception on my phone until I switched carrier and did the unlock. So I've never really been sure if it is my carrier to blame, the unlock, or a combo of the two (I'm not whining, god bless you Dev-Team, keep up the stellar work!!!). So knowing the unlock situation with the iPhone 4....I would guess the problem lay with the phone itself or the carrier! I know there is studies showing the issues with the reception for the iPhone 4, but don't just look at what's on the display (signal bars)...see if it drops your calls. I have had more dropped calls then ever before....but again..could be unlock, could be carrier. Very interesting enough...I can have NO bars...and still send a text message and place a call!

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    dry this one out, you can fertilize the lawn with it.

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    Signal Strength....There's an App for that!

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    this would seem legitimate if the anantech test didn't show the DB drop. Only reason I would doubt that is perhaps that DB display was incorrect... but it doesn't seem likely. Guess we will all see where this goes
    Really?

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    This fixes the "Death Grip"

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    Apple is "STUNNED" I tell you...just "STUNNED!"

    Apple `stunned' to find iPhones show too many bars - Yahoo! News
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    Great. Depending on where they find exploit for the iPhone 4 jailbreak we may be stuck waiting until this software update for a release :-\

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