Apple Vows Fix for iPhone Antenna Woes

iPhone 4 antenna and signal problems

Over just the few days since the iPhone 4’s launch, Apple has been facing growing questions about whether holding the phone a certain way dramatically hampers its signal reception.

Now, the iPhone maker is admitting that it’s discovered a bug in how all models of the iPhone calculate and display signal strength as an explanation for the reports. And it’s promising to roll out the software fix for most recent editions of the iPhone.

But will it be enough to mollify critics who charge that the iPhone’s antenna design is the real culprit? Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.

With questions and concerns about the iPhone 4’s antenna mounting just a week after the device’s blockbuster launch, Apple is admitting that it only recently determined that the iPhone’s software for determining signal strength has been defective — and that it’s been on the fritz for years.

In an unsigned, open letter to iPhone users, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) said it was “stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong.” It also promised a software fix for the antenna display problem in coming weeks.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:

Apple Owns Up to iPhone 4 Antenna Woes

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