Posted: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:22:19 +0000 I am encouraged, but a little cautious, about the arrival of the new iPhone 4. And it is on its way. My email from Optus said so. They’ll keep me up to date with the progress. With the antenna problems I wonder if there might be a small hardware change in the short to medium term that might prompt me to wait till September before I switch, at minimum a free “bumper”. I think I can say that the reception issues will not be as bag as the US reports, but still, why not use the numerical signal rather than strength bars. Its a common way to signify strength of signal, but why? (Thinking too, how do we know the other manufacturers bars are correct either). Either way, a %age might be another ‘Apple’ way. With all the issues in mind, i thing that in the second round round of releases of the phone Australia & others will be better placed to judge the impact of the reception issues. It would need a miracle to improve the reception in my office. Here’s hoping !