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Bazza
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Apple spin in overdrive, iPhone 4G signal problems... Reply with quote

I am an RF engineer and this is bo**ocks...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10490572.stm
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Apple spin in overdrive, iPhone 4G signal problems... Reply with quote

Bazza wrote:
I am an RF engineer and this is bo**ocks...
Ah but it is Apple **** so much better than any other **** Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard the story on the news and wondered what was behind it. Thanks for enlightening me Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi johnhudson...

" Apple is promising a patch fix "within a few weeks". "

A FEW WEEKS for a SW patch that will NOT work, and,
assuming it will work, should be changable within hours
of finding the fault anyhow. >:<

Some people are gullible...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The theory now is that, once the patch update has been applied, iPhone's bars will report signal strength "far more accurately" providing users a better indication of the reception in a given area.
I thought the problem was more like calls being disconnected because of signal reception. That is, the iPhone4 fails in locations that other phones don't. They are just saying like, we are going to fix the graphics it so that you are aware you have a inferior product Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem is that the addition of a rubber "bumper" apparently fixes the signal interference. From what I've read it seems that the hand is causing interference because it is touching both sides of the aerial.

I'm not an RF Engineer but even I know that touching an aerial changes the reception, sometimes better but more likely to be worse. Whose bright idea was it to make the body of the iPhone the aerial?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazza wrote:
Some people are gullible...


Question Surely, the definition of the average Apple user.....

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