Apple To Fix Reception Issue WIth Software Update
Users have been reporting unusually bad reception and an abundance of dropped calls on their iPhone 3Gs, leading one analyst to suggest that the Infineon chipset may be defective. Now a source of BusinessWeek corroborates the story, saying that Apple is aware of the situation and that the problem is in fact related to the chipset.
According to this source, Apple is planning to fix the issue in existing phones through a software update rather than something more disruptive like a product recall. It is said that software residing on the chip that lets it function is creating a problem, which they will fix in the update.
Another source says that Infineon’s technology is still too new and hasn’t been properly tested in high volumes.