Apple has yet to allow applications that directly modify iOS into the App Store, so those people who are in search of ways to personalize their devices resort to Cydia - the number one marketplace for the numerous amount of tweaks and handy additions that innovative developers are constantly churning out. This means, however, that users must jailbreak their devices which effectively voids the 1-year, standard warranty included with the purchase of an Apple device. Due to the inconvenience involved with the jailbreaking process as a whole, tweak developers are always searching for ways to bypass the Apple guidelines and get their modifications onto the App Store to appeal to a wider demographic of people.
If you recall around the same time last year, people all around the world were complaining about their alarms not going off, and they were eventually reassured by Apple that the problem would resolve itself. Similarly, according to Engadget, the problem is occurring for many users this year who are either stubborn to update to iOS 5 or simply aren't able to and are stuck with iOS 4.2.1.
Assorted user reports have emerged citing that AT&T's new 3G MicroCell has been test launched in the Charlotte, North Carolina market, with a $150 price tag and no required monthly fees. According to GearLog, an AT&T representative has stated that the femtocell device provides 3.2Mbit/sec 3G service, which is on par with AT&T's existing towers in areas of ideal service, but not the maximum 7.2MBit/sec speed supported by the iPhone 3GS.