By now, enough words have been written about the iPhone 4 reception issues to fill several books. It’s been acknowledged that the iPhone 4, like every other cell phone, has sensitive areas and Steve Jobs said, “Just avoid holding it in this way.”

However, 3G Microcell users have better reception, raising questions over whether it’s totally hardware related. The theory is that the hand placement could disrupt the signal, not allowing the iPhone 4 to recognize the connection through the fluctuations.

The firmware fix wouldn’t necessarily remove the hardware-based variations in signal quality, just allow iPhones to work better with them, writes David Murphy. “We’ll all see come next week the proposed launch that’s been floated around for the iOS 4.0.1 update.”

Source: PC Mag