iPhone Reception Issue Is Both Software And Hardware Issue

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An Apple employee confirmed to us that iOS 4.1 is coming out later this week which will fix the iPhone Reception problem. Surprisingly many people are in doubt if it is hardware design issue or software problem, the answer, which is confirmed by this Apple employee, is both.

According to him, many users who reported to have upgraded their iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS to iOS 4.0 were also facing this reception issue. His claim can be confirmed by the video which is embedded below.

iOS 4.1 will fix how software handles fluctuations in signal quality, the current iOS 4 is not handling this fluctuations well. Those users who cannot wait any longer can try out their luck by asking for free bumpers at their local Apple store, according to this Apple support employee, some US stores are handing out free bumpers. Excerpt from the chat is below;

So there you go, try out your luck before its too late. If there is no Apple Store in your neighborhood, wait for the update which will out later this week.

Update: Just got the latest scoop, the problem is both software and hardware. This Apple employee confirms that it is a major design flaw from Apple. Even after upgrading to the latest firmware, he was still having reception issues on his iPhone 4.

Update 2: For clarification and more leaks, check this post.

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  • Richard Souder

    I no longer have my 3G phone, I am wondering if anyone else can reproduce this?

  • Doubter

    I have not been able to reproduce this on my 3G. Also, dont know if this matters or not, but, I am on T-Mo.

  • Tested

    I held my phone in exactly the same way it was held in the video. It actually worked. It happened to me when my hand covered up about half of the phone’s back.

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  • clem vall

    I wonder all this you are saying about the iOS 4.1 (or 4.0.1 ?) is reliable
    your supposedly source tells you it’s 4.0.1, then 4.1 then 4.01…
    you say is a software problem, and a minute later is hardware and software

    unless you are just trying to get attention to your site…