Barely acknowledging a problem with its over-hyped iPhone 3G gizmos, Apple has released a fix that would “improve communications with 3G networks”, according to the Associated Press.
According to the report, a spokeswoman for the company declined to say what improvements came with the update, known as version 2.0.2. But it is widely expected to fix some of the reception problems that users have had with the gizmo.
From Australia to Germany, users faced slow download speeds with the device compared to other 3.5G phones, and many operators and experts blamed this on the iPhone’s hardware, which could not log on to a 3G/3.5G network as well as other phones.
The patched up version will come as relief to telcos like SingTel, if they manage to load the new software the iPhones that they are preparing to sell (and hype up to high heaven) at a launch tomorrow night (actually midnight).
Expect the hype – again – as the iPhone 3G comes to town (weeks after parallel imports have made their way here).