Cupertino, CA. – Dropped calls and choppy Web surfing is affecting 2-3 percent of Apple’s latest smartphone iPhone 3G, according to BusinessWeek.com. Their unnamed sources say the glitches are related to a chip inside Apple’s popular cell phone. The BW report reinforces an analysis by Richard Windsor of Nomura Securities, who said in an Aug. 12 report that the problem involves a communications chip made by Munich-based Infineon Technologies.
The main problems customers complain about relate to the speed of the [...]. 2 comments
San Francisco - T-Mobile Netherlands
has blamed Apple (NASD: AAPL) for any problems that iPhone 3G customers are experiencing
with reception on its 3G network in the country, according to a company blog
post that was picked up at MacRumors and CNET. "We suspect that it is a
hardware / software specific issue of the iPhone itself," the company
said, according to a Google Translate version of the posting. CNET has reported
on worldwide issues with iPhone 3G reception in 3G mode, not limited to
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Minneapolis – Consumer electronics and media retail store
chain Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) announced on Wednesday that it has struck a deal with Apple (NASD: AAPL) to
become the first third-party retailer to sell the iPhone 3G in its stores. Best
Buy will begin selling the iPhone 3G, which will still require a two-year
contract with AT&T (NYSE: T), on Sept. 7 from its 970 U.S. stores.
The deal expands on Apple’s
existing relationship with Best Buy, which already sells both iPods and Macs.
San Francisco - Following up on a piece it published
yesterday on the reception problems that some Apple (NASD: AAPL) iPhone 3G customers are
experiencing, both with AT&T (NYSE: T) in the U.S. and worldwide, CNET News.com on
Tuesday posted a call for iPhone 3G owners to provide additional information
for its study. "We’d like to have a little more data to see if
there are any patterns connected to who is having problems, and who
isn’t," the report said. The questions ask if users have [...].
Calif. – Apple (NASD: AAPL) has served up more
than 60 million applications for the iPhone and iPod touch since the company
opened its App Store a month ago, netting the company about $30 million, or an
average of $1 million a day, chief executive Steve Jobs told The Wall Street
Journal. "This thing’s going to crest a half a billion soon. Who knows,
maybe it will be a $1 billion marketplace at some point in time," Jobs said.
At the current rate, the company is [...].
- Apple (NASD: AAPL) has applied for a patent on technology that would allow users to stream
their iTunes libraries from a remote device, such as an iPhone or iPod, Apple
Insider reported. The system would stream songs — or potentially photos,
video, audiobooks and games — from your home computer via a Wi-Fi connection
or mobile network. Another element would allow users to stream songs directly
between iPhones or other remote devices, similar to a feature offered by Microsoft’s Zune.
Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) has removed a $999.99
application for its iPhone called "I Am Rich" from its online App
Store, but not before at least eight people purchased the otherwise useless
application, the Los Angeles Times reported. The application’s description in
the store read: "The red icon on your iPhone or iPod touch always reminds
you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this.
It’s a work of art with no hidden function at all."
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