UPDATE: Apple Admits To Inflating Signal Strength In IPhones – WSJ.com
By Roger Cheng Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Apple Inc. (AAPL) admitted Friday that all of its iPhones mistakenly over-inflate their signal strength as criticism mounts over the effectiveness of the wraparound antenna design of the iPhone 4.
The Cupertino, Calif., company said that since the original iPhone, it has used an incorrect method to determine the number of bars to display on the device. In several instances, the iPhone would display two more bars than it should, providing an overly rosy indication of its cellular reception.
Apple said it would issue a software update “within a few weeks” to fix the problem for every model but the original iPhone.
“Upon investigation, we were stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong,” Apple said in a letter.
Yea, l’ll bet they were stunned to realize they were lying to cover up a major weakness in their major partner in their main product. Why is it every phone I get ends up being part of a class-action law suit?