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

Why Apple's iPhone 4 Update Won't Fix Your Reception Problem

This graphic shows why some people experience the iPhone 4 signal drop problems while others haven't been able to reproduce it. It also explains why Apple's incoming software update—which promises more accurate signal bars—won't fix the antenna problem. » 7/02/10 10:15am 7/02/10 10:15am

First iPhone 4 Class Action Suit Filed Against Apple and AT&T (Updated)

The first iPhone 4 class action suit against Apple and AT&T has been filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The lawsuit focus on the antenna design problems, making several claims: Updated » 6/30/10 11:12pm 6/30/10 11:12pm

Wireless Expert On iPhone 4 Antenna: We Got a Problem

Richard Gaywood—Ph.D in wireless network planning from Cardiff University—has tested the iPhone 4 communications problem. Before, he thought there were no problems. Now, his conclusion is clear: "The iPhone 4 is a fantastic device but a lousy phone." » 6/30/10 6:20pm 6/30/10 6:20pm

Apple Working on Software Fix For iPhone 3G Reception Problems

According to Businessweek, the solution to the iPhone 3G's chipset issues » 8/14/08 2:22pm 8/14/08 2:22pm could be easier than most of us probably expected. Apparently, Apple set up the Infineon chip to demand more of a 3G signal than was necessary, which resulted in a switch back to the slower network if there are too many people in the area using…