Apple can't fix iPhone reception, will start telling truth about signal strength

In an open letter to iPhone 4 users this morning, Apple attempted to explain the antenna problem that has been plaguing the iPhone 4 since its release last week - but instead ended up talking about a software issue that incorrectly displays signal strength as being stronger than it actually is. (Techmeme)

In other words, we can’t fix those reception problems but we will fix it so that those signal bars on the phone will actually reflect how weak the signal is, instead of fooling you into thinking that your signal is strong. Is that about right? Here’s how Apple explained it in its open letter (emphasis is mine):
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