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Analyst: Apple Has Hardware Fix for iPhone 4

Apple is all set to announce something Friday morning at its last-minute press conference. Maybe it's a seminar on how to properly hold the iPhone 4, or maybe it's something much better.

Analysts from The Street in New York seem to think that there's going to be hardware fix to be revealed tomorrow. Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar claimes to have contacts with Apple's manufacturing partners, there's "a design fix for the iPhone 4 that more adequately insulates the transceiver."

This would act somewhat like an internal bumper solution, so that the iPhone 4 would be less affected to human flesh gripping the device.

Wait times for the iPhone 4 orders online have moved from 7-10 days now to three weeks, meaning that there really could be something going on behind the scenes. Some seem to think that this would be easily done at Foxconn.

If such a redesign is true, then the question remains: what will happen to the millions of iPhone 4 already in the hands of U.S. customers?

  • rooket
    that's why u let the yuppies buy this stuff first and then everyone else benefits later on.
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  • pakardbell486dx2
    aah finally, maybe now after they fix it I just may get one. Will be my second apple purchase since 2003 when i bought my 15 gig ipod, which still works well.
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  • pojih
    If such a redesign is true, then the question remains: what will happen to the millions of iPhone 4 already in the hands of U.S. customers?

    Easy, they ante up and buy another one.

    If they were dumb enough to buy the first one, they'll buy a second.
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  • cookoy
    the harm's done, will take a while to fix that!
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  • willgart
    the first user were beta tester ;)
    but they don't know this until today!!! and they pay for this!!!!
    ouch...
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  • icepick314
    "what will happen to the millions of iPhone 4 already in the hands of U.S. customers?"

    DUH!!!!

    they'll have to pay for it like the saps they are!

    probably at around $49.99 to $99.99 with FREE SHIPPING!!!

    and those idiots will GLADLY pay for it too....

    since when did Apple provided anything free?

    from what I remember, early adapters always get shafted like $20 "update" for enabling bluetooth, cut-n-paste, notepad, ect ect ect...
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  • JOSHSKORN
    I love how a lot of people in the IT profession use the "it just works" attitude without seemingly testing their product...NOT.
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  • matt87_50
    the best and only thing Apple can do is offer Free in-store servicing to fix the phone (hopefully a simple task) at both Apple stores and AT&T.

    though, tbh, they should just send anyone who has an effected phone, a replacement. so what? it will cost like a billion dollars? who cares, thats a small one off hit, money isn't important to apple, THE CONTINUING SUPPLY OF IT IS!

    and imagine how much a response like that would just DOMINATE on a PR level, and THATS what really matters to them.
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  • Cons29
    does this mean jobs was wrong?
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  • in0va3
    Aww Hell No! I'm one of those that got the first iPhones. Jobs, you better not disappoint me tomorrow!!!
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