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Topic: iPhone 4 Antenna Problem

Apple removes competitors' phones from iPhone 4 antenna page

08/01/2010, 04:08 pm

Apple's iPhone 4 antenna page, which shows the great lengths the company goes to in order to test its handsets, no longer features videos of competing smartphones losing reception when held improperly.

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Australian paper says iPhone 4 antenna is no problem

07/30/2010, 08:07 am

One of the largest publications in Australia has found no major reception problems with Apple's newly released iPhone 4, while the problematic New Zealand launch was delayed a few hours.

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After 6 weeks of "real usage," Mossberg stands by his initial verdict of the iPhone 4

07/29/2010, 12:07 am

In a follow-up to his original review, Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal continued to laud Apple's iPhone 4 as "the best device in its class," while warning of issues with weak reception and dropped calls.

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Apple looking into iOS 4 problems on iPhone 3G

07/28/2010, 08:07 pm

After numerous reports of problems, Apple is investigating the performance of the iPhone 3G when running iOS 4.

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Best Buy rumored to give out free iPhone 4 antenna covers

07/28/2010, 01:07 pm

Electronics retailer Best Buy is rumored to offer free antenna covers for any iPhone 4 owner, with a simple strip that would cover the exterior metal band of the handset.

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Apple officially launches iPhone 4 Case Program via App Store

07/23/2010, 08:07 am

As promised, Apple on Friday launched its iPhone 4 Case Program, granting free cases to customers who buy a phone through Sept. 30, and refunding those who already bought a protective "bumper" through an iPhone application.

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Apple automatically refunding bumper purchases

07/23/2010, 02:07 am

Customers who purchased an iPhone 4 and an official bumper case online are reporting that Apple has begun automatically refunding the cost of the case.

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N97 reception video added to Apple's antenna site as Nokia seeks new CEO

07/21/2010, 12:07 pm

Apple has added another smartphone to its list of devices that experience reception issues when held improperly, this time showing a Nokia N97 mini losing signal. Nokia, meanwhile, is looking to replace its current CEO as it has fallen behind in the smartphone market.

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Strong quarter expected, but Apple's 'antennagate' could hurt iPhone sales

07/20/2010, 12:07 pm

Wall Street expects Apple to report another impressive quarter this afternoon, but future iPhone sales could be lower because of publicized antenna issues with the iPhone 4.

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HTC, Samsung also take issue with Apple's antenna claims

07/19/2010, 08:07 am

Smartphone rivals HTC and Samsung have both chimed in on Apple's antenna attenuation claims made last week, with both companies suggesting their handsets do not lose signal when held improperly.

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RIM, Nokia respond to Apple's "Antennagate" press conference

07/17/2010, 12:07 pm

Research in Motion and Nokia issued official statements Friday decrying Apple's use of their handsets to demonstrate signal loss in their press conference addressing the iPhone 4 antenna problem.

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Apple posts videos of press conference, antenna performance, test chambers

07/16/2010, 03:07 pm

Apple has added a new section to its website, informing consumers about the external antenna featured on the iPhone 4 and how users may experience signal loss. It also revealed its internal antenna testing chambers, and posted video of Friday's press conference in its entirety.

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Apple will give away free cases for every iPhone 4 through Sept. 30

07/16/2010, 01:07 pm

Every new iPhone 4 purchased through Sept. 30 will be eligible for a variety of free cases, and those who already purchased a first-party "bumper" will receive a refund, Apple announced on Friday.

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Apple admits iPhone 4 drops more calls than iPhone 3GS

07/16/2010, 01:07 pm

Apple on Friday shared a summary of dropped call data it received from wireless partner AT&T, which revealed that the iPhone 4 experiences more dropped calls than the iPhone 3GS, but at a rate less than one per 100 greater.

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Apple says just 0.55% of iPhone owners have reported antenna problems

07/16/2010, 01:07 pm

Just 0.55 percent of all iPhone owners have called AppleCare with an antenna issue, and the return rate for the iPhone 4 has been 1.7 percent -- much less than the 6 percent seen with last year's iPhone 3GS, Apple said Friday.

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No iPhone 4 recall today, but 'voluntary' recall, full refunds possible

07/16/2010, 09:07 am

Though reports have indicated Apple will not initiate a full recall of the iPhone 4 at its press conference today, some prominent Wall Street analysts believe Apple could institute a "voluntary" recall, or refund dissatisfied owners the full purchase price.

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Inside Apple's changes to the iPhone's signal strength visual bars

07/15/2010, 10:07 pm

With the release of iOS 4.0.1 on Thursday, Apple instated changes to the way its iPhone handsets visualize bars representing cellular signal strength, doing away with a previously optimistic approach that compressed the dynamic range of bars to make it appear that a user's reception was much stronger than it actually was.

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iPhone 4 antenna issues due to 'weakness' in software, may be fixable - NYT

07/15/2010, 10:07 pm

Reception problems with the iPhone 4 are a result of "longstanding" problems also found in previous-generation iPhones, but the issue could potentially be fixed by a software fix, The New York Times reported Thursday evening.

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Apple has no plans for iPhone 4 recall - report

07/15/2010, 06:07 pm

Although Apple has called a press conference tomorrow to discuss well-documented problems with the iPhone 4's antenna and reception, a new report claims that a recall of the handset won't be among the announcements.

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iPhone 4 antenna hardware fix anticipated as some orders are delayed

07/15/2010, 02:07 pm

As some customers have had their iPhone 4 orders delayed, a new rumor suggests that Apple will offer a free "brute force" internal hardware fix to existing customers in order to improve the device's antenna.

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