1. clg82's Avatar
    I know this has been discussed over and over again but. I am having the same reception issue as everyone else. I never got less than 5 bars with my iphone 3g and now I can get as little as 2 bars I think this is clearly a hardware issue so what do you think Apple will do to make this right or will they just ignore it? I am hoping that Apple fixes the problem.
    06-30-2010 08:57 AM
  2. lungho's Avatar
    I think they will deny, ignore, deny, ignore, deny. Then roll out an update with a statement that sounds something like this:

    "We have added some new features and stability/performance improvements with this update. This update also addresses the signal loss that some users may have been experiencing.
    06-30-2010 09:04 AM
  3. clg82's Avatar
    I think they will deny, ignore, deny, ignore, deny. Then roll out an update with a statement that sounds something like this:

    "We have added some new features and stability/performance improvements with this update. This update also addresses the signal loss that some users may have been experiencing.
    But how will an update help with signal reception........
    06-30-2010 09:04 AM
  4. lungho's Avatar
    But how will an update help with signal reception........
    I don't know. But it seems to be Apple's standard operating procedure to deny any problems while fixing it behind closed doors.
    06-30-2010 09:07 AM
  5. clg82's Avatar
    I don't know. But it seems to be Apple's standard operating procedure to deny any problems while fixing it behind closed doors.
    True but i'm not sure that apple can back their way out of this one. Especially if it is hardware related!
    06-30-2010 09:09 AM
  6. lungho's Avatar
    Well hopefully, if it is a hardware issue, that it's the metal sim tray....as reported by some other sites. If so, they could simply issue a redesigned plastic tray.
    06-30-2010 09:10 AM
  7. clg82's Avatar
    Well hopefully, if it is a hardware issue, that it's the metal sim tray....as reported by some other sites. If so, they could simply issue a redesigned plastic tray.
    In the bottom left hand corner?
    06-30-2010 09:11 AM
  8. lungho's Avatar
    Yeah, something about the metal contacts with the tray and the metal band. You can read more about it here.
    06-30-2010 09:13 AM
  9. slalomskie's Avatar
    I think it is an iOS4 issue,
    I upgraded to the iOS4 on my 3gs and am sitting in the same spot as a friend of mine who has the old OS and he his getting 2-3 bars more reception then I am and he has a thicker case then I have.
    06-30-2010 09:13 AM
  10. clg82's Avatar
    Yeah, something about the metal contacts with the tray and the metal band. You can read more about it here.
    Thanks for the link that looks interesting, hopefully it's a fix!
    06-30-2010 09:14 AM
  11. clg82's Avatar
    I think it is an iOS4 issue,
    I upgraded to the iOS4 on my 3gs and am sitting in the same spot as a friend of mine who has the old OS and he his getting 2-3 bars more reception then I am and he has a thicker case then I have.
    Hmm that could be a possiblity, so that could be fixed with a software update!
    06-30-2010 09:15 AM
  12. tkao2025's Avatar
    I think it is an iOS4 issue,
    I upgraded to the iOS4 on my 3gs and am sitting in the same spot as a friend of mine who has the old OS and he his getting 2-3 bars more reception then I am and he has a thicker case then I have.
    I had the same problem. Updated my 3Gs with iOS4 and instantly had less bars and had the phone sometimes searching for 3G signal. I thought it was odd at the time and never happened before. Now I'm guessing (hoping) it's iOS4 related.
    06-30-2010 10:08 AM
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