I think it should be fixable by the firmware update. However too hear me out on this too:
The iPhone and all cell phones have a range of output power transmitting to the cell towers. Every few seconds too every cell phone sends a signal to the cell tower so that way when the phone is called, the network knows what tower to send the call to. The phone is always transmitting, even when not on a call.
Now, the output power used is determined solely by the signal strength. The better the signal, the less power used. The closer to the cell tower, the less transmission power used. Get that right?
So now Apple is saying that the phones showed more signal then there really was. That surely had to tell the phone to use LESS Transmission Power. So if it was really half a signal but showed five bars, this would have made the phone not use the proper power to hit the cell tower, hence bad service!
Now, when this is fixed, the phones will be able to calculate the proper power to use and can mean better service and coverage even with less bars.
BUT, THE MORE POWER USED, THE MORE BATTERY POWER USED SO THIS CAN KILL THE BATTERY MUCH FASTER!! Apple has now said its been wrong on EVERY generation of phones.
I have heard no one talk about this above. Not yet. But its pretty simple to figure out…