Tuesday, July 20, 2010

iOS 4.0.1—The Update

Alright, I know I've already done a few posts about my iPhone. And no, this isn't really a tech blog, so to speak. But it is my blog, and I do love Apple and their products, so trust me—it's not so out of place that as of late I've been going all techie on y'all.

Anyway, I wanted to talk about iOS 4.0.1—the software update for, well, the software update. Supposedly this addresses the issue of signal bars displaying more signal than they are actually receiving.

Again, I didn't really notice the "Death Grip" problem on my phone in the first place. In their press conference, Apple did admit that when held a certain way, iPhone 4 can drop bars. In their defense, Apple added that many other smart-phones suffer signal loss when held a particular way.   Personally, I don't have any experience with any other recently manufactured smart-phones, so I can't vouch for that.

After downloading the software update, I did notice that my phone showed less bars. I went from having full signal almost always to having anywhere from two to four or five bars in my apartment. That being said, I haven't noticed a change in overall call quality. I still have a few calls dropped, but that's nothing new. I don't have more dropped calls than usual, and when I do it's usually on the other end. Trust me, I can legitimately say this because usually when I'm talking on the phone, it's to my parents back in my hometown, and the signal there is less than awesome.

In their press conference, Apple did offer to give free bumpers to anyone who's purchased the iPhone 4 and suffered reception issues. I'll probably snag one because let's face it—iPhone 4 isn't cheap. If they want to toss in a free $30 bumper, I'm happy to take one. I'm just sayin'.

So yes, Apple has acknowledged antenna issues. iOS 4.0.1 is a response to that issue, as is the free bumper. They're also offering refunds if any of you iPhone 4 users out there are just that dissatisfied.

Me, I love my iPhone 4. Definitely keeping it. But again, definitely taking anything free they'd like to give me.

And I promise, I'm not trying to stealthily convert this blog into an "all iPhone, all the time" blog. Cross my heart. Thanks for bearing with me. And if you like, you can click the picture on the top right to learn more about iOS 4.0.1.

6 comments:

Mr Lonely said...

nice blog.. have a view of my blog when free.. http://www.lonelyreload.blogspot.com .. do leave me some comment / guide if can.. if interested can follow my blog...

Sarah Thomas said...

Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate the comment. :-)

The Words Crafter said...

I have a friend who is currently waiting impatiently for his phone to arrive...

Sarah Thomas said...

I did that not too long ago! And boy was I impatient...
Hehe :)

Mike "Ki Gen" Suazo said...

How much is Apple paying you for the extra publicity huh? TELL ME!
Jk.I wish I had the new iPhone too but the death grip does kinda suck so you might as well get that free bumper. Milk them for what they're worth!

Sarah Thomas said...

Man, I WISH they were paying me! I’d be wealthy for as much as I fawn over their products. ;-)

Like I said, I haven’t really had a problem with the death grip. But yeah, totally going for the free bumper. I’ll just…consider it a form of payment for all of the 'advertising' I do for them. Heheh.