“Apple Inc.’s iPhone 3G was just a couple of days old when reports began trickling onto the company’s support forum from dissatisfied customers [regarding iPhone’s 3G reception],” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.
“What’s going on? We may not have all the answers, but we do have questions. Here’s our take on the griping about iPhone 3G reception,” Keizer reports.
“It’s conceivable that Apple has diagnosed the reception and dropped call bugs and that it can produce a fix soon, but it’s also possible that an update is weeks or months away. That’s Apple…. You never know, since the company won’t discuss much of anything, certainly not details of updates, before they’re released,” Keizer reports.
“The only definitive date on Apple’s iPhone calendar is Aug. 22, this coming Friday, when the company will unveil the iPhone 3G in another 20-plus markets. Apple has a history of doing software updates when it launches a new version of hardware, so it’s possible that the Aug. 22 debut in new countries will coincide with a firmware fix,” Keizer reports.
“AT&T, which is Apple’s exclusive partner in the U.S. market, has not admitted that a widespread problem exists, but spokesmen for the firm have acknowledged complaints from customers. They insisted that the numbers are small,” Keizer reports.
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