Antennagate archive

  • Apple patents "logo antenna" technology
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    Apple patents "logo antenna" technology

    By 24 December 2010

    Apple has always been famous for placing its logo into the lids or backs of its various devices; most notable in its Mac book range of laptops, as the logo is illuminated when turned on. Now, it seems that this logo will not just have an aesthetic quality,...

  • Does this photo prove iPhone 4 antenna design update is rolling-out?
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    Does this photo prove iPhone 4 antenna design update is rolling-out?

    By 17 October 2010

    UPDATE: Looks like it might just be an invisible shield casing as this picture highlights better than the company's website shows when we were doing our research for this story. When Apple launches a white version of the iPhone 4, it could be sporting...

  • Mexican carrier claims new iPhone 4 for October
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    Mexican carrier claims new iPhone 4 for October

    By 31 August 2010

    Apple could still be planning a hardware replacement program for the iPhone 4 according to new rumours that have surfaced in Mexico.  At the Q&A of the Apple Antennagate press conference, Steve Jobs detailed how the company would be giving away a free...

  • Apple backs down over antenna videos
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    Apple backs down over antenna videos

    By 2 August 2010

    Apple has, surprisingly, removed videos from its American website criticising its competitors. The decision, which currently only affects the US site, follows high profile ad campaigns by Apple's competitors, such as Motorola and Nokia, against Apple...

  • Motorola latest to slam Apple with press campaign
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    Motorola latest to slam Apple with press campaign

    By 29 July 2010

    The problem with criticising your competitors in public is that they have the right to retaliate as well, and that's exactly what Motorola has done with a new press advert in the US. Rather like Samsung's two fold advert in the UK where it suggested...

  • Free iPhone 4 cases: What to go for?
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    Free iPhone 4 cases: What to go for?

    By 26 July 2010

    The Apple free iPhone 4 bumper program is now open in UK, but with a range of different cases to choose from which one should you opt for? Here is a run down of the ones available for free, from Apple. It's worth noting that if you wanted to spruce up...

  • Apple free iPhone 4 bumper program now open in UK
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    Apple free iPhone 4 bumper program now open in UK

    By 25 July 2010

    The iPhone 4 free case/bumper program has now opened in the UK. An email has been sent to each and every registered iPhone 4 owner with instructions on how to either, a) order a free bumper or case, or b) claim a refund. To order a case, you must download...

  • Antennagate: iPhone 4 End Call decal that does the opposite
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    Antennagate: iPhone 4 End Call decal that does the opposite

    By 22 July 2010

    First there was Antenna-aid, now another antenna patch has joined the mix, although at the slightly more expensive $29 a pop price point. It's currently just an idea created by Aaron Draczynski rather than an actual product you can buy, but the concept,...

  • VIDEO: Taiwanese TV animates iPhone 4 Antennagate
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    VIDEO: Taiwanese TV animates iPhone 4 Antennagate

    By 20 July 2010

    It's hard to write something about this video that isn't either a) self explanatory when you watch it, or b) doesn't give away some of the pure, unmitigated brilliance contained therein. So, therefore, we'll leave it to you to digest. We will admit that...

  • Apple Antennagate press conference by numbers
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    Apple Antennagate press conference by numbers

    By 19 July 2010

    You might have missed the highly anticipated, swiftly called Apple Antennagate press conference on 16 June but, when it comes down to it, it's all a numbers game and Steve Jobs knows it. He knows it because he's very good with them The Apple boss, very...

  • Samsung responds to Apple claims
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    Samsung responds to Apple claims

    By 19 July 2010

    Following Nokia, RIM and HTC in dismissing Apple's signal dropping claims, is Samsung - with an official statement released to the Korea Herald: "The antenna is located at the bottom of the Omnia 2 phone, while iPhone’s antenna is on the lower left...

  • Inside Apple's antenna testing chambers
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    Inside Apple's antenna testing chambers

    By 18 July 2010

    How do you test a phone so that it only has around 15,000 people out of 3 million complaining? Apple says you chuck it in their anechoic chambers. Keen to prove that they really did test the new iPhone 4 to the limit, the company has shown off the...

  • HTC: Droid Eris complaints nothing compared to iPhone 4
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    HTC: Droid Eris complaints nothing compared to iPhone 4

    By 17 July 2010

    While HTC hasn't yet come back with an official comment, in respect to Apple's decision to highlight the Droid Eris' performance at its emergency press conference, it was happy to let Pocket-lint know about how many of its customers have complained about...

  • iPhone 5 for October?
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    iPhone 5 for October?

    By 17 July 2010

    You've got to love an Apple presser. Not only are you normally left with plenty of questions, but also a couple of rumours as well. The latest one hangs on the words of Steve Jobs, or lack of words actually, and what happens after the 30 September. In...

  • Proporta to let you swap Apple bumper for better case
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    Proporta to let you swap Apple bumper for better case

    By 17 July 2010

    Proporta, the company that makes like a gazillion iPod, iPhone, and iPad cases, has swooped in to offer iPhone 4 customers, not that impressed with the idea of a bumper for their phone, an alternative case at a discount. "We think it's very generous of...

  • Nokia and RIM respond to Apple Antennagate
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    Nokia and RIM respond to Apple Antennagate

    By 17 July 2010

    Nokia and RIM have responded to Apple's claims that all smartphones are as flawed as the Apple iPhone 4. As you might expect, neither company are taking any of it, with Nokia and RIM both issuing statements unhappy about being dragged into what they are...

  • Apple Press Conference: iPhone 4 drops more calls than 3GS
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    Apple Press Conference: iPhone 4 drops more calls than 3GS

    By 16 July 2010

    One of the most interesting revelations that came out of the Apple press conference was Steve Jobs admitting that, according to data given to him by AT&T, the iPhone 4 was, in fact, dropping more calls than the iPhone 3GS. "Even though we think the iPhone...

  • Free bumpers for all: Apple's magic iPhone 4 solution
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    Free bumpers for all: Apple's magic iPhone 4 solution

    By 16 July 2010

    Well, it looks as if Paul the Octopus was correct during our guess of what Apple would announce at the iPhone 4 press conference. Apple's big fix - free bumpers for all. Apple has confirmed that the only true way to stop the "death grip" issue is to give...

  • iPhone 4 complaints: Only .55 per cent of users have reported signal loss
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    iPhone 4 complaints: Only .55 per cent of users have reported signal loss

    By 16 July 2010

    AppleCare, the customer services department of Apple, has only received complaints about the iPhone 4 antenna from a fraction of customers who have bought the phone. Only 0.55 per cent of users, out of the 3 million sold, (16,500 of them, in fact) have...

  • Apple Press Conference: Problem not unique to iPhone 4
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    Apple Press Conference: Problem not unique to iPhone 4

    By 16 July 2010

    Steve Jobs may have eaten some humble pie by admitting that there is a fault with the iPhone 4 and that the phone isn't perfect, but he was also keen to point out that the problem was not exclusive to Apple's flagship smartphone. "It doesn't sound like...

  • Antenna song kicks-off iPhone 4 press conference
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    Antenna song kicks-off iPhone 4 press conference

    By 16 July 2010

    The hastily arranged Apple press conference kicked off with a video and song written and sung by Jonathan Mann. Who also lists the lyrics, so you can sing along: there's an awful lot of hoopla around the iphone 4 anttenna when you grip it with the death...

  • Apple Press Conference: Apple admits faults
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    Apple Press Conference: Apple admits faults

    By 16 July 2010

    Well, the world's attention is well and truly focused on the Town Hall theatre, 4 Infinite Loop, part of the huge Apple HQ in Cupertino. Steve Jobs has emerged and he has stated that it is going to a brief, 15 minute presentation. And the initial news...