iOS 4.0.1 Released; iPhone 4 Users Now Know When Death Grip Will Hit

Apple has scheduled an iPhone 4 press conference for Friday morning, so what better day to release iOS 4.0.1, which reportedly fixes the signal bars display on the iPhone, ensuring you know exactly when the "death grip" will cause you to drop a call. Aside from that, iOS 4.0.1 does nothing.

In fact, the release notes displayed (above) when you update your phone says it all: "Improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display." This is exactly what Apple said iOS 4.0.1 would do, and although they said it would "fix" the signal reception issue seen when the iPhone 4 is held.

You can rest assured that the iOS 4.0.1 update will be addressed at tomorrow's press conference, as a "positive" with respect to the "death grip" issue.

Via:  Hot Hardware
Tags:  Apple, iPhone, iphone 4, ios
acarzt 4 years ago

lol all they did was change the look of the bars to make them look bigger and the false impression that the signal is still strong lol

inspector 4 years ago

No acarzt, they made it so that it displays the signal at its current status. So if on the iPhone 4, if you hold the crack together the signal will show you as it decreases. There is no "False impression".

acarzt 4 years ago

then what was the point of this??


gibbersome 4 years ago

Agree with acarzt. I don't see any solution to the death grip, just an enhancement of the "signal bar strength display" making it much more honest.

For all you early adopters and Macmaniacs, you may need one of these:

acarzt 4 years ago


That made me lol hard.

animatortom 4 years ago

People just dont understand!

It is just a missconception! If you put that spot "DeathGrip" on the phone up to your temple...You can communicate with the dead:P

Cross over to the other side Carol-Ann! It will just cost you cancer and an AT&T contract!:P

3vi1 4 years ago

The iPhone 4 is yesterday's news.  I'm getting the NEW iPhone.

acarzt 4 years ago

Blocked for "Humor/Comics; Profanity" lol What the crap?

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