Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 17:59 UTC
Apple In a move that should surprise nobody, Apple has sort-of admitted to iPhone antenna problems in their press conference this morning, claiming it affects a small number of users, but they claim to be working hard to fix the problems that they have confirmed. They've offered free bumpers (that have until now been a $30 accessory) to all iPhone buyers, and are offering to waive any restocking fees for anyone who wants to return their iPhone 4. Whether or not there's going to be a hardware fix for future iPhones, Steve Jobs says he doesn't know yet whether that will happen.
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Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

As far as I can see many phones suffer from the same problem as the iPhone 4 and ten minutes on Google turned this lot up:

Nexus One

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/android/thread?tid=34ae2c1791...

Nokia 2320

http://funsizebytes.com/post/745721120/instructions-from-my-nokia-2...

Nokia E71

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amPG52DVQuk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi1gHDa7-X0&feature=related

Nokia 1208

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zsuxbd0L0g

Nokia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7RR0AnSMGo

HTC Incredible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpEQH9_A5jw

The issues with the iPhone do of course receive vastly more coverage in the media but that's because Apple and the iPhone are newsworthy. Remember - trying to work out what is happening in the world by looking at news headlines is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand on a clock.

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shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

I totally agree with you about th E71. What a POS.
The only redeming thing about it was the keyboard & texting.
As a phone? Crap. Lost calls by the dozen even with handsfree.

I replaced it a while ago with an unlocked 3GS. Same network. Same place where I live. No dropped calls.
ergo, the phone was a POS.

I really am glad though I don't have to put up with AT&T. By comparison with them even Orange pretty good and that is saying something.

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