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Topic: iPhone 4 Antenna Problem

Analysts divided on prospect of iPhone 4 recall from Apple

07/15/2010, 12:07 pm

Apple's scheduling of a press conference Friday to talk about the iPhone 4 could foreshadow a product recall, a free in-store modification of the device's hardware, or a handout of free bumpers, depending on who you ask.


Apple engineer warned Steve Jobs about iPhone 4 reception last year

07/15/2010, 10:07 am

An Apple engineer warned the company's executives last year that the design of the iPhone 4 could lead to reception problems, and a carrier partner also expressed concern about its external antenna before the June launch, according to a new report.


US Sen. Schumer writes letter to Apple CEO over iPhone 4 antenna

07/15/2010, 10:07 am

Democratic New York Senator Charles Schumer on Thursday issued an open letter to Steve Jobs regarding the iPhone 4 antenna issues, calling Apple's current solutions "insufficient" and asking the company to provide a free fix for consumers.


Apple rumored to release iOS 4.0.1 for iPhone today

07/15/2010, 08:07 am

A new rumor has stated that Apple will release an iPhone software update in the form of iOS 4.0.1 on Thursday, a day before the company has scheduled a press conference to talk about the iPhone 4.


Apple to hold iPhone 4 press conference on Friday

07/14/2010, 08:07 pm

Apple this Friday will hold a press conference on its Cupertino-based campus to discuss the iPhone 4 and, presumably, the growing array of allegations from the media over the handset's reception woes.


Apple's iOS 4.1 to pack 'fix' for displaying iPhone signal strength [u]

07/14/2010, 05:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday began widespread testing of iOS 4.1, the first update to the company's new mobile operating system shipping on the iPhone 4, delivering changes to the way the handset displays signal strength.


Every week Apple doesn't act on iPhone 4 antenna could cost $200M

07/14/2010, 08:07 am

A new analysis has found that resolving the much publicized iPhone 4 antenna issues could cost Apple up to $900 million, and each additional week that Apple takes to resolve the issue could add another $200 million as sales increase.


iPhone 4 recall could cost Apple $1.5 billion

07/13/2010, 08:07 pm

A recall of the iPhone 4 could cost Apple as much as $1.5 billion, according to one investment research firm.


Radio engineer: Consumer Reports iPhone 4 testing flawed (u)

07/13/2010, 03:07 pm

An engineer experienced with electromagnetic issues like those now affecting Apple's iPhone 4 says that the tests performed by Consumer Reports were scientifically flawed.


iPhone 4 antenna fix could impact Apple's operating income by 1%

07/13/2010, 01:07 pm

The iPhone 4 antenna issue has reached a "boiling point," though investors in Apple should not overreact to the problem, a Wall Street analyst said Tuesday.


Growing attention on iPhone 4 signal issues presents risk for Apple

07/13/2010, 10:07 am

A continued focus on antenna issues associated with the iPhone 4, following this week's update from Consumer Reports, could create a risk for Apple, one prominent Wall Street analyst believes.


Consumer Reports ranks Apple's iPhone 4 best smartphone available

07/13/2010, 07:07 am

Despite saying it "can't recommend" iPhone 4 in its blog, Consumer Reports also assigns Apple's newest phone the "highest rated" score as the best smartphone currently available in its official paid research reports.


Apple deletes discussion threads about Consumer Reports and iPhone 4

07/12/2010, 09:07 pm

Numerous threads pertaining to Consumer Reports' testing of the iPhone 4, which found reception issues, were removed from Apple's official online forums Monday.


Consumer Reports changes stance, cannot recommend Apple's iPhone 4

07/12/2010, 11:07 am

Consumer Reports announced on Monday that it cannot recommend the iPhone 4 to potential buyers due to reception problems that are a result of the design of the handset.


AT&T gives away 3G MicroCells to some 'loyal' customers

07/12/2010, 11:07 am

AT&T, the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in the U.S., recently sent out certificates to some customers, granting them free 3G MicroCell devices for improved reception at home.


Verizon mocks Apple's iPhone 4 antenna issue with full-page NYT ad

07/06/2010, 04:07 pm

To promote the forthcoming launch of the Droid X handset, Verizon this week took out a full-page ad in The New York Times in which it mocked widely reported reception issues with the iPhone 4.


Consumer Reports: signal issues not unique iPhone 4, no reason not to buy (u)

07/02/2010, 05:07 pm

"There's no reason, at least yet, to forgo buying an iPhone 4 over its reception concerns," writes Consumer Reports


Apple gives one business free bumpers for iPhone 4 reception issues

07/02/2010, 01:07 pm

Though it has not given away protective cases to the masses to alleviate reception issues with the iPhone 4, Apple did attempt to appease one small New York business owner with five free $30 bumpers, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple says iPhone 4 calculates bars wrong, software fix forthcoming

07/02/2010, 08:07 am

Apple on Friday issued an open letter to iPhone 4 users, revealing that the formula used to calculate bars of signal strength on the device is inaccurate, and will be corrected in the coming weeks through a free software fix.


Apple says Steve Jobs emails on iPhone 4 reception were faked

07/01/2010, 09:07 pm

A top Apple spokesperson has emphatically denied that Steve Jobs was the author of a series of comments in an email exchange regarding iPhone 4 reception.