Swedish mag blames iPhone 3G hardware for reception problems
Sweden’s Ny Teknik, a renowned engineering industry weekly, reports that based on tests conducted by unnamed experts on the iPhone 3G, the sensitivity of some handsets to 3G network signals do not quite meet what is specified in the 3G standard.
Apparently, there is a certain list of standards that all 3G phones must meet in able to work best, and some units of Apple’s iPhone 3G simply do not meet them. Hence, all the problems a lot of iPhone 3G owners have been having lately relating to weak network signals/ 3G coverage.
The report blames this 3G connectivity problem on possible “defective adjustments between the antenna and an amplifier that captures very weak signals from the antenna.” This apparently leads to poor 3G network connectivity and slow data speeds.
If that’s the case then Apple is in serious trouble, since there will be no easy way to remedy this. Not when they have already shipped millions of handsets around the world.
Apple has not yet made an official statement regarding the matter, so we’ll keep our eyes peeled for that while you keep it here.