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iPhone 5 to get metal back with antenna Apple logo?

iPhone 5 to get metal back with antenna Apple logo?

Apple is reportedly planning to switch from the glass-backed iPhone 4 design to an aluminum chassis for the iPhone 5, in an attempt to bypass issues with cracking and scratching, together with paint finishes. According to an Macotakara source, the new metal backplate will have a resin Apple logo integrated with the WiFi, cellular and other antennas, apparently replacing the edge antennas found on the current iPhone 4.

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Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Dinged By Consumer Reports

Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Dinged By Consumer Reports

When the iPhone 4 first debuted on AT&T users experienced the famous “death grip” as their reception plummeted after holding the phone in a certain way. Consumer Reports has tested the new Verizon version of the iPhone and the reception problem seems to have followed the device to its new network. While complaints rained down on AT&T and Apple when the iPhone launched, complaints have been far fewer for Verizon’s iPhone.

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Apple now 4th global phone vendor; RIM drop to 5th & Sony Ericsson kicked out

Apple now 4th global phone vendor; RIM drop to 5th & Sony Ericsson kicked out

Apple has jumped RIM in the top five mobile phone vendor rankings, with strong iPhone sales giving them the number four position and pushing the BlackBerry maker into fifth place.  The news follows Apple CEO Steve Jobs' dismissive report on RIM during his company's recent financial results call, and also signifies an even more significant fall from grace by Sony Ericsson, which has dropped from the IDC tracker for the first time since 2004.

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Papermaster lacked Apple “creative thinking” says WSJ; Jobs green-lighted iPhone 4 antenna

Papermaster lacked Apple “creative thinking” says WSJ; Jobs green-lighted iPhone 4 antenna

Further speculation on Mark Papermaster's departure from Apple has emerged, with the WSJ weighing in with some sources of their own.  Their insiders say Papermaster - who, it was revealed over the weekend, has either resigned or been fired from his position as senior vice president for mobile devices at Apple - had been experiencing ongoing "difficulty maneuvering Apple's internal politics" and had "lost the confidence" of CEO Steve Jobs "months ago".

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ChangeWave Research: iPhone 4 Owners Happy, for the Most Part

ChangeWave Research: iPhone 4 Owners Happy, for the Most Part

When it comes to high profile devices, getting feedback from customers is one of the best ways for companies and manufacturers alike to see how their product stacks against the competition. And, most importantly, how it favors to those who dropped their hard earned cash on the product. For the iPhone 4, we all know the troubles the Apple manufactured handset is having, and that's why research and results, like the one just revealed by ChangeWave is so important. So is the iPhone 4 well liked? Find out after the cut.

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Samsung dismiss Apple antenna claims: “reception problems have not happened”

Samsung dismiss Apple antenna claims: “reception problems have not happened”

They don't seem quite as mad as RIM's co-CEOs were, but Samsung certainly aren't willing to let Apple have the final say when it comes to antenna testing.  Responding to Steve Jobs' demonstration of an attenuated Omnia II during the iPhone 4 press conference on Friday, Samsung told the Korea Herald that "reception problems have not happened so far" with their devices, because "our design keeps the [sic] distance between a hand and an antenna."

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Apple: Antenna Problem is Real, Offers Free Cases

Apple: Antenna Problem is Real, Offers Free Cases

Time to stop the speculation. Over the course of the last 22 days, we've heard from every angle of the Internet that the iPhone 4 is plagued with reception issues. And, throughout those days, we've heard all sorts of reasons: it's the antenna, it's the software, it's the way you're holding it. Maybe it's even your face. Or, it's a combination of all of those things, jumbled into one big issue that no one could figure out why the new iPhone was suffering from. Well, we can finally say that we've got an answer, and it's straight from Steve Jobs himself. The antenna is the best antenna they've ever created, but it does have a flaw -- just like every other smartphone on the planet.

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iPhone 4 “internal bumper” fix in works tips analyst

iPhone 4 “internal bumper” fix in works tips analyst

While most have dismissed the idea of a full recall for the iPhone 4 over the ongoing antenna issue, Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar still believes Apple is preparing a hardware fix.  According to TheStreet, Kumar claims Apple's engineers have come up with "a design fix for the iPhone 4 that more adequately insulates the transceiver," which will address reception in a way that does not change the outward aesthetics of the smartphone.

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US senator demands Apple “public commitment” to fixing iPhone 4

US senator demands Apple “public commitment” to fixing iPhone 4

We've heard from engineers, co-founders and Apple themselves; all we needed was a US senator to step into the iPhone 4 furore, and Democratic New York Senator Charles Schumer has done just that.  In an open letter penned to Apple CEO Steve Jobs and spotted by AppleInsider, Schumer sandwiches some criticism in-between waxing lyrical over the Cupertino company's "innovative approach"; the senator believes that "the burden for consumers caused by this glitch, combined with the confusion over its cause and how it will be fixed, has the potential to undermine the many benefits of this innovative device" and that Apple should "make a public commitment" to fixing the issue free of charge.

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Apple engineer gave iPhone 4 antenna warning in 2009

Apple engineer gave iPhone 4 antenna warning in 2009

Apple management were apparently warned more than six months ago that the iPhone 4's external antenna design could lead to reception issues, Bloomberg has heard from an internal source at the Cupertino company.  Senior antenna expert Ruben Caballero supposedly told Apple execs that the fourth-gen smartphone could experience signal problems sometime back in 2009, concerns that a second source claims were reiterated by on of the company's carrier partners prior to the iPhone 4's release in June.

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