Apple has today announced that according to its latest test results, the iPhone 4 has the best wireless perfomance of any of their smartphones.
Following a series of complaints, Apple has also stated that there is no design fault with the antennae of the device and is insisting that the issue lies in the formula which is being used to calculate signal strength.
Apple are arguing that it is due to this incorrect formula that the iPhone 4 is showing unrealistically high signal strength in a low signal strength area. The company claim that it is because of this, that the drop in signal seems dramatic when the iPhone is gripped in a certain way.
In an open letters to users, Apple states, "Users observing a drop of several bars when they grip their iPhone in a certain way are most likely in an area with very weak signal strength, but they don't know it because we are erroneously displaying four or five bars."
"Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place," the company says.
Apple plans to release a free software update "within a few weeks" that should fix the problem by correcting the formula which measures signal strength.
Apple were keen to reiterate that this is not a signal issue, stating, "We have gone back to our labs and retested everything, and the results are the same, the iPhone 4's wireless performance is the best we have ever shipped."
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