It was bound to happen, as of today, there’s now five class-action lawsuits against Apple in regards to the signal loss design flaw. As a response to the growing number of complains, Apple released an official statement.

The Lawsuits

Ars Technica has done a good job of collecting the documents and PDF of the lawsuits. You can read their article here or view the cases directly:

Apple’s Signal Strength Statement

Some clippings from the statement:

To start with, gripping almost any mobile phone in certain ways will reduce its reception by 1 or more bars. This is true of iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, as well as many Droid, Nokia and RIM phones… We have discovered the cause of this dramatic drop in bars, and it is both simple and surprising… Upon investigation, we were stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong… We will issue a free software update within a few weeks that incorporates the corrected formula… if you are not fully satisfied, you can return your undamaged iPhone to any Apple Retail Store or the online Apple Store within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

You can read the entire statement on Apple’s site.

I don’t know about you, but completely losing a call as shown on many YouTube videos is more than just a miscalculation of the bars.

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