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iOS 4.0.1 Released; iPhone 4 Users Now Know When Death Grip Will Hit

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News Posted: Thu, Jul 15 2010 3:28 PM
Apple has scheduled an iPhone 4 press conference for Friday morning, so what better day to release iOS 4.0.1, which reportedly fixes the signal bars display on the iPhone, ensuring you know exactly when the "death grip" will cause you to drop a call. Aside from that, iOS 4.0.1 does nothing.

In fact, the release notes displayed (above) when you update your phone says it all: "Improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display." This is exactly what Apple said iOS 4.0.1 would do, and although they said it would "fix" the signal reception issue seen when the iPhone 4 is held.


You can rest assured that the iOS 4.0.1 update will be addressed at tomorrow's press conference, as a "positive" with respect to the "death grip" issue.


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acarzt replied on Thu, Jul 15 2010 5:54 PM

lol all they did was change the look of the bars to make them look bigger and the false impression that the signal is still strong lol

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Inspector replied on Thu, Jul 15 2010 6:38 PM

No acarzt, they made it so that it displays the signal at its current status. So if on the iPhone 4, if you hold the crack together the signal will show you as it decreases. There is no "False impression".

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People just dont understand!

It is just a missconception! If you put that spot "DeathGrip" on the phone up to your temple...You can communicate with the dead:P

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acarzt replied on Thu, Jul 15 2010 7:11 PM

then what was the point of this??

 

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Jul 15 2010 8:27 PM

The iPhone 4 is yesterday's news.  I'm getting the NEW iPhone.

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acarzt replied on Thu, Jul 15 2010 10:54 PM

Blocked for "Humor/Comics; Profanity" lol What the crap?

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gibbersome replied on Thu, Jul 15 2010 11:52 PM

Agree with acarzt. I don't see any solution to the death grip, just an enhancement of the "signal bar strength display" making it much more honest.

For all you early adopters and Macmaniacs, you may need one of these: http://www.thebayleaf.com/_ccLib/image/products/deta-201.jpg

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acarzt replied on Fri, Jul 16 2010 12:57 AM

bwahahahaha!

That made me lol hard.

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