The iPhone 4’s ‘Antennagate’ Provides Plenty of Fun Things

Apple’s iPhone ‘Antennagate’ dilemma is not all bad news—plenty of fun things have popped up poking fun at the insanely popular smartphone. Everything from ‘band aids’ to fix the reception issues, to T-shirts proclaiming that “You’re holding it wrong.” Oh, and do not forget those hilarious YouTube videos. So here you go, a rundown on ...

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Apple Pulls iPhone 4 Bumpers From Store, Giveaway Might Cost $175M

Apple has pulled its iPhone 4 bumper cases from its store in anticipation that it will not be able to keep up with demand since CEO Steve Jobs announced last Friday that everyone who purchased the new smartphone would be eligible for a free case as a fix for ‘Antennagate.’ At the same time, Apple’s ...

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Secret iPhone 4 “Silent Recall” in the Works?

Apple might be pulling the old “silent recall” trick despite its press conference earlier today that announced free rubber bumper cases to anyone who purchased the iPhone. According to Gizmodo, numerous customers have been reporting that the iPhone “death grip” flaw—“Antennagate” as Apple CEO Steve Jobs has dubbed it—has cleared itself up after receiving replacement ...

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iGate: iPhone 4 Antenna Issue Known During Design

Listen here before you throw your iPhone 4 against a wall because you lose your signal every time you try to hold the phone with a bare hand—Apple knew that the antenna had problems while it was designing it. Okay, now you can throw your $300 smartphone. Feel better? Stop crying. It is just a ...

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iPhone iOS 4.1 Beta Reporting In

The beta version of Apple’s iOS 4.1 went out to developers earlier this week and while it does change how the iPhone 4 reports signal strength, the consensus says that a software fix ultimately cannot repair an underlying hardware problem. A press conference was scheduled for this Friday by Apple and the company is expected ...

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Apple Censors: Consumer Reports Discussion Topics Deleted

Apple appears to be resorting to censorship on its company message boards as a response to Consumer Reports snubbing of the iPhone 4 for its ‘Recommended’ stamp of approval. According to reports by FoxNews.com, discussions on the Consumer Reports review are being deleted from discussions.apple.com. The cached pages however, are still popping up on Microsoft’s ...

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Consumer Reports Does Not Recommend iPhone 4

The magazine’s findings instead point to a problem with the iPhone 4’s actual antenna design—an issue not addressable through a software update like many customers are hoping is in the works.

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The iPhone Software Update Will NOT Fix Reception Issues?

Both IntoMobile and Gizmodo are both reporting that the upcoming iPhone 4 software update will not be fixing the reception issues that Apple’s newest smartphones has been experiencing since their launch approximately two weeks ago. The source for this little sour tidbit of news? None other than a press release from Apple itself. More on ...

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Apple Waiving iPhone 4 Restocking Fee

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past week or so, then you have undoubtedly heard of all of the issues that have been plaguing Apple’s new iPhone 4 since its launch. Good news has come out of all of this though; Apple has decided to waive the normal $20-$30 restocking fee ...

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Reception Problems on the iPhone 4?

Reports keep coming in about Apple’s new iPhone 4 and reception issues. The culprit looks to be the new stainless steel antenna/frame that runs around the outside edge of the phone. I talked about the new technology here yesterday. However, a firmware bug could be another possible reason for the problem, which manifests itself when ...

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