What the World Would Look Like If You Could See Cell Phone Signals

There are thousands of invisible signals bouncing around us all the time, and the world would be a very different place if we could see them. Visualizer extraordinaire Nickolay Lamm already showed us what the Wi-Fi noise would look like, and now he's back to illuminate the cell phone signals all around us. It's trippy. … » 12/11/13 11:03am 12/11/13 11:03am

The Only Place in this NYC Neighborhood with Cell Reception

As we're slowly getting back to normal in New York, cell service is still spotty (though better than feared) in a lot of areas. And apparently the only place in Alphabet City (the east side in southern Manhattan) to get service is this ONE corner. It's like a wireless internet watering hole, just without the crocodiles … » 10/31/12 1:00pm 10/31/12 1:00pm

Elderly Couple Dies After AT&T Drops Nine Calls for Help

Madeleine Morris survived Nazi-occupied France, and went on to happily marry a wonderfully trained musician. Then she went on a trip the country, where their car slammed into a ditch. Nine dropped AT&T calls later, they were both dead. » 5/11/12 10:13am 5/11/12 10:13am

NYT Says a Second Software Update Will Fix the iPhone 4 Reception

According to the NYT, a "person with direct knowledge" of the iPhone 4's design indicated that the device's reception troubles would be fixed by a second software update—one different from the iOS 4.0.1 update made available earlier today: » 7/15/10 11:20pm 7/15/10 11:20pm

Initial Reports: Software Update Doesn't Fix iPhone 4 Antenna Problem,…

Initial reports on Apple's iOS 4.1 update confirm what we already knew and what AppleCare is telling to customers: The iPhone software update doesn't fix the iPhone 4's antenna problems. The good news is that it fixes the bar display. » 7/14/10 7:02pm 7/14/10 7:02pm

iPhone 4 Silent Recall: Some Readers Confirm [Updating Live]

Yesterday, a reader claimed that—after exchanging his iPhone 4—he couldn't reproduce the sharp signal drop caused by the antenna problem. Now, some readers have confirmed the story. However, others haven't seen any improvement in their replacement units. [Updating] » 7/14/10 4:20pm 7/14/10 4:20pm

Is Apple Silently Recalling the iPhone 4 Now?

We've received only one report, so take it with a hill of salt: A Gizmodo reader claims that, after Apple replaced his iPhone 4, he couldn't reproduce the sharp loss of signal. He says that the hardware seems slightly different: » 7/13/10 6:00pm 7/13/10 6:00pm

Apple Censors Discussions On Negative Consumer Reports' iPhone 4 Test…

Apple has deleted at least six threads talking about Consumer Reports' iPhone 4 tests. Customers on Apple's support boards were discussing the publication's negative report, which demonstrated that the design flaw could affect all users. [Updated] » 7/13/10 8:56am 7/13/10 8:56am

AppleCare: The iPhone 4 Update Won't Solve the Antenna Problem

AppleCare has confirmed what we already knew: The incoming software update won't fix the iPhone 4's transmission and reception problems. They acknowledged the antenna problem exists, offering the same solution as before: Buy a case or hold the iPhone differently. » 7/06/10 1:45pm 7/06/10 1:45pm