Friday, July 02, 2010

Apple Acknowledges Flaw in iPhone Signal Meter - NYTimes.com

The reality distortion field, mobile edition…

Apple said that's the reason behind widespread complaints from users that the latest model, iPhone 4, can show a sudden plunge in signal strength when they hold it in a way that covers a small black strip on one edge of the phone. Users have jokingly called this the ''death grip'' for the phone.

That drop seems exaggerated because the phone can wrongly display four or five bars of signal strength when it shouldn't, Apple said.

''Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place,'' the company said in a statement to users.

Apple Acknowledges Flaw in iPhone Signal Meter - NYTimes.com

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