Apple holding an iPhone 4 press conference this Friday (16th)

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by luke_c, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

    Jun 16, 2008
    Land of England
  2. frogmyster3

    frogmyster3 GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 21, 2010
    It'll either be a "Hi guys, we're going to recall all the iPhone 4s that have been sold and shipped and replace them with ones that still have faults, just not as many" or my personal favourite, "It seems that someone is onto us so let's get it out in the open. Every iPhone ever made has a chip inside that when activated will blow up and explode the brains out of anyone using it. And well, now seems like the great time to use it. *presses button. explodes everyone including Steve Jobs who didn't think it through because he will die to*".

    But to be serious - I've not a clue. I'll keep my ears and eyes open in interest to see what they're going to do.
  3. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Former Staff
    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    There are already reports of fixed iPhone 4s getting dispatched out. They're probably going to announce that.
  4. The Pi

    The Pi Lurker

    Mar 18, 2010
    It's the reception problems a friend of mine has one. It's rather funny watching him walk around with it in the air trying to send a text [​IMG]
  5. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 27, 2007
    from BBC news:

    Apple has issued a fix for one problem with the iPhone as reports start to emerge of another bug.

    An iPhone software update has corrected the way that different versions of the handset display signal strength.

    But some users are reporting that an earlier update means their 3GS phones now drop far more calls than before.

    The news comes as Apple prepares for a news conference in which it is expected to address the ongoing iPhone 4 antenna problem.

    Rebooting phones

    The update for the iPhone iOS software fixes a problem that Apple discovered when investigating reports about reception falling away on the newest version of the handset.

    In an open letter, Apple said it was "stunned" to discover that the formula it had been using to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display was "totally wrong". The formula regularly displayed two more bars of strength than it should, the company said.

    To correct the flaw, Apple issued a fix that owners can get hold of by connecting their phone to a Mac or PC and updating the device. Analysis of the update shows that it does not alter the underlying formula for calculating strength but changes how many bars a phone displays.

    At the same time some owners of the iPhone 3GS are reporting that an earlier update to the handset's operating system made their phone far more likely to drop calls.

    The dropped calls occur when the phone suddenly reboots during a conversation.

    The Apple support forum dealing with the problem now has more than 36 pages of comments attached to it. Apple has yet to give specific advice about this problem but many users report that restoring the phone's firmware fixes the trouble.

    At 1800 BST, Apple is holding a press conference at which it is expected to talk about an ongoing problem with the iPhone 4 antenna.

    On this handset the antennas for the different wireless services it can handle are built into the case of the device. Many people have reported losing signal and calls if their hand bridges the gaps between the separate antennas.
  6. Lube_Skyballer

    Lube_Skyballer GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 23, 2007
    Maybe an announcement of the iPod Touch 4G?
  7. BobTheJoeBob

    BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

    Aug 2, 2009
    Lets hope that epic design fail is fixed.
  8. referencer

    referencer GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 9, 2008
    United States
    They'd better make sure they don't hold the conference wrong or they'll lose their signal.
  9. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

    Jun 16, 2008
    Land of England
    It's an iPhone 4 Press Conference, new iPod Touch's are usually announced in September.
  10. pitman

    pitman Addicted to Magical Girls

    Jan 23, 2003
    Where rockets don't fall.
    New iphone announcement ?
  11. Fluto

    Fluto A potato in disguise

    Apr 17, 2009
    The Moon
    i watched that before today lol
  12. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    iPhone 5
    it will fix all the problems of the iPhone 4 for the low low price of only $499.99 + 2 year contract