Apple to deploy fix for iPhone glitch

By now, everyone who pays attention to the cell phone craziness that is going on these days knows the story of the IPhone glitch, you know the one that doesn’t exist.  Wait, you have not heard of this?  Well as the story goes, users of the brand new IPhone 4 discovered a supposed glitch with the new device as is common with new products that hit the market.  After all, nothing is perfect and folks always find something not to like or something that does not work like before.  In this case, consumers complained on an antenna reception issue.

The difference in this case was that the good folks at Apple at first took the reports that were coming in and said balderdash, not with our device!  Ah, but give it a little bit of time, a few thousand more complaining users, and suddenly those same figureheads at Apple saying “no, not us” started to change their tunes.  Apple has now come out and admitted that the problem is actually a problem, and there will be a software fix ready to be deployed in a few weeks time. Well, maybe not so much.

You see, Apple admits there is a problem, but for the consumers out there who are actually experiencing the reception problem, the fix Apple are promising may not be what they want.  See, by Apple’s calculations, or in this case miscalculations, they are saying the problem is a software problem and not really an antenna issue.  In their minds, the reception problem is an illusion or perhaps a misconception.  Apple claims that an error in calculation on a formula used to displays signal bars on the IPhone is wrong and thus it is showing too many bars in areas with weak signal strength.

Apple puts an interesting spin on it, which makes you believe they genuinely think this is the issue.  Here is what they have to say, courtesy of: and mashable -issue/.

“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 4 or 5 bars. Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place.”

So in laymen’s terms, Apple is saying that the reception you think you have was never really there, it was a display issue caused by bad programming.  Oh, well that explains it!  Well, until you look at some of the analysis that has been