updated 04:00 pm EDT, Thu June 24, 2010
May back possibility of software fix
The reception problems people are experiencing with the iPhone 4 are not exclusive to the device, a new video suggests. A number of reports have said that when gripping an iPhone 4 in a particular way, namely with part of the palm over the lower-left corner, that signal strength drops or disappears. Apple has claimed that the issue is traceable to software, not hardware, and that a fix is coming.
The video may back this, as it shows an iPhone 3G losing signal with a similar (but reversed) grip. The one common factor is claimed to be iOS 4, released on Monday, which may be misreporting reception. Some iPhone 4 owners have noted that even the handset shows low levels, they can make calls without a problem. Other people, conversely, have observed that calls may drop if the wrong grip is used.
Apple has not said when it might have a fix ready.