While Apple continues to maintain a scrupulous silence on the iPhone 3G network problems, in recent days analysts and mobile operators have openly admitted the existence of network problems for the new Apple smartphone.
Macity talked about it in this article, according to the authoritative economic information weekly, the problem affects a percentage of 2-3% of all traffic generated by iPhone 3Gs, which in the USA manifests itself in a 1% drop in the line of AT & T's overall network traffic. In practice, this is an obvious but not disastrous problem. Infineon spokesman Guenther Gaugler tells BusinessWeek that the same iPhone 3G chip installed in some Samsung terminals where no problems were ever recorded.
In general, according to BusinessWeek, the problems of the iPhone 3G can be traced back to a mixture of factors: the Infineon chipset, the smartphone management software made by Apple, and finally the 3G network of AT&T. It is worth noting that the handover and network problems have also been reported by several users in Europe and Italy and not only for large urban centers where heavy traffic and Apple's software settings cause, according to BusinessWeek, drops in performance and loss of connection. The Macity editorial team has encountered iPhone 3G network problems since the first field tests, describing the effects already in the preview review of the iPhone 3G.
So leaving aside the US operator's 3G network problems, the other two sources remain valid: the Infineon chipset and Apple's management software. According to some insiders who remain anonymous, the chipset checks the range and available signal strength and, if they are not enough, the software makes the iPhone switch from the 3G network to a slower one. Right here the problems of the software made by Apple are traced, which would require a more powerful signal than that really necessary, thus imposing the transition to the slower network.
Always from the two anonymous insiders interviewed by BusinessWeek we learn that Apple would be working closely with Infineon to solve the problem. Considering the authority of the financial weekly, the news is not only good but also very reliable. First of all, remember that Nomura analyst Richard Windsor, the first who officially attributed the iPhone problems to the Infineon chipset, stated in his research that the hardware or software stack problems integrated in the chip could not be solved with a software update. . Instead from what emerges today Cupertino is working with Infineon precisely to avoid a recall of the iPhone in assistance, an extremely expensive operation and also capable of damaging the image of the Apple. The two BusinessWeek whistleblowers say that Apple will release a solution to the problem in the form of a software update that could be released by the end of September and perhaps even earlier, by the end of August.