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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    So would it be too cynical to think the software fix will just be a lying version of the current bar indicator?
    That is exactly what it is, which begs the question "How stupid does Apple think its customers actually are".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    That is exactly what it is, which begs the question "How stupid does Apple think its customers actually are".
    As stupid as they actually are. Why are people still buying these phones?

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    I was messing with a mates iPhone 4 over the weekend and he showed me the signal thing, but then also showed me that even when the signal dropped on screen, he could still make calls / send texts / etc ..

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    I have one without a silly bumper and the bars go up and down like yoyo's but it has never once cut out a call on me.

    Lovely little thing

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    creese: Because they're shiny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    So would it be too cynical to think the software fix will just be a lying version of the current bar indicator?
    No the current one lies. It shows 5 bars even when the signal is poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aptproductions View Post
    I was messing with a mates iPhone 4 over the weekend and he showed me the signal thing, but then also showed me that even when the signal dropped on screen, he could still make calls / send texts / etc ..
    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    I have one without a silly bumper and the bars go up and down like yoyo's but it has never once cut out a call on me.

    Lovely little thing
    It does happen, I can vouch for it, it all depends on the area you are at tbh as it has been proved to do just that.

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    Well I have the iPhone 4 and I can re-create the signal drop fairly easily. It is really just a matter of shorting the two antenaes in week signal areas. I really do think Apple should be giving the bumpers away free and/or offering to coat the alluminum with a thin protective layer. The lying signal bar is a seperate issue they should have sent a software update down for by now!

    As for me, I bought a cheap £5 case from Hong Kong that is 1/5 the price of official bumper and IMHO 5X better. Of course not everyone wants a bumber/case for their phone which is why Apple should offer a free swapout to customers that want a working iPhone4 that can't be shorted so easily.


    As for the phone itself, bloody marvalous! Best phone I've ever had and you couldn't pay me enough to take mine away

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    creese: Because they're shiny!
    Long gone are the days when people bought phones to make phone calls, now they buy to not make phone calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Long gone are the days when people bought phones to make phone calls, now they buy to not make phone calls.
    LOL, you jest - but I can actually count the number of calls I make/recieve in a month on 1 hand. SMS, e-mail and Facebook messages on the other hand...

    The evolving world of human communications eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    LOL, you jest - but I can actually count the number of calls I make/recieve in a month on 1 hand. SMS, e-mail and Facebook messages on the other hand...

    The evolving world of human communications eh?
    Yeh but in an emergency you cant change your facebook status to "Ambulance needed" and expect them to turn up

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    Steve Jobs 18:00 16th July: April Fool everyone!!!

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    Maybe the emergency services should have a Facebook or Twitter presence, so you can send them a message requesting for help. Geolocation on smart phones could be used to advantage

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    iPhone 4 = Apple's Vista.

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