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Apple's IPhone suffers more signal problems

tech reviews Updated: Jun 29, 2009 17:43 IST
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The iPhone 3G S launch, like the 3G launch of a year before brought more crashed servers and more unhappy customers.

And just this last week Mac Pro users began to experience display problems with their new computers, echoing problems that have been reported for a couple years in various models.

Now iPhone users are reporting reception and signal problems that echo the iPhone 3G's problems last year that were eventually traced to or blamed on faulty chipset firmware.

Apparently a Macworld research reveals the 3G S is perplexing when switching to the slower EDGE networks, while the iPhone 3G shows no problems accessing the faster 3G networks.

Apple claims that this actually shows that its hardware is working better. Apple's support claims that increased traffic is to blame for the 3G S switching to EDGE when the 3G has a high (four or five bar) signal strength. Apple also claims that it switches users to EDGE first who have been connected to 3G for the longest.

While just an inconvenience, it's another troubling sign that Apple still has not worked out the trouble spots with the iPhone.