Report: Apple Will Release Updated iPhone 4 With Redesigned Antenna By End Of September

Report: Apple Will Release Updated iPhone 4 With Redesigned Antenna By End Of September

According to Apple, there’s no problem with the iPhone 4’s antenna… or, at the very least, no problem it doesn’t share with all of its competitors. But are they being disingenuous? According to a new rumor, Apple is very much hard at work on an updated iPhone 4 that alleviates the signal attenuation problems once and for all.

The rumor comes via the admittedly questionable source of a spokesperson for Mexican wireless carrier Telcel, who says that Apple will release an updated iPhone 4 by the end of October… a date which will closely follow the end of Apple’s own iPhone 4 Bumper program, which is Cupertino’s current PR band-aid slapped over the problem.

It’s an interesting rumor, but I think it’s a bit spurious. Apple’s said over and over again there’s no problem: they can’t reverse course on that without reopening the debate, and possibly making themselves even more liable in class-action lawsuits. If Apple significantly redesigns the iPhone 4’s antenna, there’ll be a name for it: the iPhone 4.

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  • PatrickSquarepants

    I shouldn’t belive in sources that doesn’t provide any links but I heard a lot of folks pointing this problem out

  • Miriam Dittrich

    It’s not surprising that they were able to acknowledge and work on this issue. A big company like them probably has the best IT staffing the industry has to offer. There’s no doubt in my mind that they will be able to fix the signal problem once and for all.

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