June 26, 2010
You've heard about the possible reception problems on the new iPhone 4. Now, the Apple Insider is reporting that perhaps the problem isn't hardware related at all, but rather something that can be corrected with a software fix.According to the report, an update to version 4.01 could come as soon as Monday:
Readers report that Apple's tech support forums originally confirmed that a iOS 4.0.1 software fix addressing the issue would ship early next week (as early as Monday), before the comments were subsequently taken down along with all the other related discussion about the matter. The fix is expected to address an issue in iOS 4 related to radio frequency calibration of the baseband. Readers who saw the original forum discussions say the issue is believed to occur when switching frequencies; because the lag is allegedly not calibrated correctly, it results in the device reporting "no service" rather than switching to the frequency with the best signal to noise ratio.It would be very interesting if Apple issues an update so close to the original release of iOS4. However if true, and the fix works, a lot of people will be all the happier. Keep in mind that up until this point, Apple has said this is a hardware related issue and to them, they see no problem. If a software issue fixes it, somebody isn't telling the whole story.