Software Fix May Solve iPhone 'Death Grip'

Report says Apple will have a remedy next week
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2010 3:28 PM CDT
An Associated Press reporter holds the new Apple iPhone during a product test review in San Francisco, Thursday, June 24, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(Newser) AppleInsider thinks the mysterious reception problems plaguing some users of the new iPhone might actually be a software problem—with a fix on the way within days. Most people are blaming the hardware, specifically the antenna, with all kinds of videos demonstrating that the signal goes way if the phone is held in the wrong way.

Explains Daniel Eran Dilger: "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 a issue in iOS 4 related to radio frequency calibration of the baseband."

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