Apple engineers are reported to be “furiously working” on a Death Grip software fix
Two reports issued in advance of Apple’s (AAPL) scheduled 10 a.m. PT press conference offer hope of a software fix for what has been widely assumed to be a hardware flaw in the iPhone 4’s antenna design.
The first comes from Michael Helft in Friday’s
New York Times
, who quotes an Apple source “not authorized to discuss the matter”:
The second comes from Kaufman Bros.’ Shaw Wu in a report to clients issued Friday morning:
Clearly both sources are talking about something beyond the iOS 4.0.1 update released Thursday that changed the way the phone displays its signal bars.
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