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Apple says software won’t fix iPhone 4.0

Posted on 08 July 2010 by GranTorinoGuy

Apple has refused to fix the antennae problem with the new iPhone 4.0.

Apple has refused to fix the antennae problem with the new iPhone 4.0.


Apple says signal problems with iPhone 4 will not be resolved by a software update.

The tech giant says a upcoming software update will fix a problem with the iPhone 4 falsely displaying “bars”, but it will not resolve the signal problem caused when the phone’s antennae is obscured. This comes after a widely reported problem related to the signal dropping out or decreasing when an iPhone 4 user’s left hand covers one of the phone’s antennae.

Apple has urged user’s to avoid holding the phone in a way that covers the antenna, or to invest in a £25 plastic “bumper” which fits over the stainless steel antennae band that runs around the phone. Apparently protecting the whole iPhone with a case would also help to negate this problem.

Users have argued that Apple must provide iPhone 4 users with free bumpers to resolve the issue, while many have criticised the company’s “arrogant” approach to handling the problem.

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