More Bars in More Places

by Kiko Matsing

…with Apple’s iPhone signal strength formula, that is.

Apple’s iPhone Mea Culpa: We’re ‘Totally Wrong’

For two weeks, Apple dismissed rumors of a faulty antenna in the new iPhone 4 as nothing more than scuttlebutt. Any phone has these problems, Apple officials said. Buy a case to fix it.

Friday, Apple came clean: The antenna works just fine. But the software that displays signal strenth doesn’t. The company has been using a faulty formula to determine signal strength in its phones for years.

Steve Jobs holding his iPhone 4G the wrong way

Three Apple job postings for iPhone / iPad antenna engineers to “Define and implement antenna system architecture to optimize the radiation performance for wireless portable devices.” (source: Engadget)

(Hey Apple, “Don’t be evil!”)