1. macharborguy's Avatar
    I simply love how Apple, with the 4.0.1 update, completely debunked the AT&T business motto "More Bars In More Places". We now know that the only reason there were more bars is because of the uneven distribution of the dB range across those bars. What was once a 5th bar, on the iOS 4.0.1, is now either a high 3rd, 4th, or 5th, and any display of a 5th bar is a much more real indication of a great signal.

    Anandtech put up a good article with a chart comparing the iPhone 4 (running 4.0 and 4.0.1) and an Android 2.2 device, and their apparent signal bar distribution.



    My question is, if the signal on Android 2.2 or iOS 4.0 was below -113, what would those devices show? Would they display "No Service"?
    07-16-2010 11:46 AM
  2. clg82's Avatar
    I love how the Apple has been lying to us since the first phone was released...
    07-16-2010 11:54 AM
  3. macharborguy's Avatar
    everybody lies to us, let us not forget about the lie of Santa Claus
    07-16-2010 01:44 PM
  4. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Funny how I can still make a phone call, huh?
    07-16-2010 01:47 PM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    After the 2nd Gen (3G) came out there was even a blog and threads on here that the
    signal bars were cosmetic.
    07-16-2010 01:55 PM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    After the 2nd Gen (3G) came out there was even a blog and threads on here that the
    signal bars were cosmetic.
    So why did they remove the debug screens and the ability to show the signal strength in dB?
    07-16-2010 02:15 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    So why did they remove the debug screens and the ability to show the signal strength in dB?
    My statement has nothing to do with your actual question. If anything, it
    makes your point even more. It hasn't been a secret that the bars are
    cosmetic.

    I'm trying to find the blog entry and thread from that time but I'm having
    no luck.
    07-16-2010 02:23 PM
  8. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    yepp and its not like they didnt know about it... LIARS!
    07-16-2010 02:44 PM
  9. OTACORB's Avatar
    yepp and its not like they didnt know about it... LIARS!
    Get ready for the what did they lie about bunch! LOL
    07-16-2010 03:09 PM
  10. chobbs1's Avatar
    What did they lie about?
    07-16-2010 03:19 PM
  11. lungho's Avatar
    .......Patiently wait on somebody to blame this on the Bush administration.
    07-16-2010 03:48 PM
  12. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I love how the Apple has been lying to us since the first phone was released...
    Well hey, look at the chart. Google's still lying.
    07-16-2010 03:52 PM
  13. OTACORB's Avatar
    .......Patiently wait on somebody to blame this on the Bush administration.
    Well hey, look at the chart. Google's still lying.

    Thanks guys that was funny.. I sure needed a good laugh! It has been a crazy day for me. Livin for the weekend now though!
    07-16-2010 04:11 PM
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