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Apple will fix iPhone 3G problems with software update

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Aug 2008 3:21 User comments (8)

Apple will fix iPhone 3G problems with software update BusinessWeek is reporting that Apple will fix problems being reported with the iPhone 3G handset with a software update, rather than a more expensive approach such as a recall. Floods of complaints about problems using 3G networks, dropped calls and other issues spread across the Internet, cuing the blogosphere to debate and speculate on what might be causing the problems.
According to the BusinessWeek report, which cites two "reliable sources", the root of the problem is a communications chip made by Munich-based Infineon Technologies (IFX), already predicted in an analysis by Richard Windsor of Nomura Securities. The software on the chip apparently leads to problems when the iPhone needs to switch from high-speed networks to lower speed networks.

While there has been considerable Internet buzz around the problem, the sources say that only 2% to 3% of iPhone traffic is being affected. "This is a problem, but it's not a catastrophe," one of the sources said. Infineon spokesman Guenther Gaugler did not comment on the chip's performance in the iPhone but pointed out that comparable problems have not arisen because of the chips presence in other phones made for manufacturers such as Samsung.

AT&T, Apple's exclusive partner in the U.S., has not commented on the problems, but insists that, "Overall, the new iPhone is performing just great on our 3G network."

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8 user comments

116.8.2008 3:35

lol, i hope they can't fix it and have to do a worldwide recall.

216.8.2008 6:07
freddy32
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Spam edited by ddp

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316.8.2008 9:22
Drunkken
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Originally posted by freddy32:
Spam edited by ddp

Who wouldn't "whant" free "iphone" :o
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Aug 2008 @ 12:39

417.8.2008 12:17

It has a faulty chip and they are going to fix it with software. What a crock of shit. Cheap, cheap, cheap! Shameful!

518.8.2008 18:09

Quote:
he sources say that only 2% to 3% of iPhone traffic is being affected. "This is a problem, but it's not a catastrophe,"
No of-coarse, not i mean hell thats only a few of steve's fans anally raped without lube, i mean who cares about those guys few guys anyway.

Apple contract w/ purchase of any apple product:

Steve reserves the right to your anal hole, which may be periodically raped without warning or lube at any giving time. when used in household or any shared environment Steve reserves the right to anally rape any given individual seen in contact with the said apple device which may include but not limited to your dog, cat, bird, mouse and computer chair. Steve can issue periodic lube for under-valued bitchy customers that bought the Piece O'Shit in the first place. the lube is termed patch'O steve-a-ass and can be placed around the sore spots for buying this thing.


Read the fine print its there, you apple followers just got to be a bit brighter.

619.8.2008 17:34

Quote:
Quote:
he sources say that only 2% to 3% of iPhone traffic is being affected. "This is a problem, but it's not a catastrophe,"
No of-coarse, not i mean hell thats only a few of steve's fans anally raped without lube, i mean who cares about those guys few guys anyway.

Apple contract w/ purchase of any apple product:

Steve reserves the right to your anal hole, which may be periodically raped without warning or lube at any giving time. when used in household or any shared environment Steve reserves the right to anally rape any given individual seen in contact with the said apple device which may include but not limited to your dog, cat, bird, mouse and computer chair. Steve can issue periodic lube for under-valued bitchy customers that bought the Piece O'Shit in the first place. the lube is termed patch'O steve-a-ass and can be placed around the sore spots for buying this thing.


Read the fine print its there, you apple followers just got to be a bit brighter.
I thought you were joking at first but it really does say that in my wife's AT&T 2 year contract. Better her than me.

77.9.2008 20:02

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AT&T, Apple's exclusive partner in the U.S., has not commented on the problems, but insists that, "Overall, the new iPhone is performing just great on our 3G network."
The representative frm AT&T that said that does not have nor used an Iphone 3G.

I never had so many calls dropped, the phone is not faster either, did anybody say class action?

87.8.2009 14:47

When is apple going to fix the search problem in iphone 3.0??

Tech support confirmed on my iphone here and another iphone at his location, that it only searches back one year in either calendar list mode search or in main search feature.

ANY event or record on the iphone past one year will not show up on any search.

Am I the only person that has a problem with this?

Or does apple assume we are all 14 years old and don't care about anything prior to one year ago? or that we are all ONE year old?

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