Death Grip

  • Linda and Kevin win race to sue Apple

    The first class-action suit over the iPhone 4's antenna is filed in Maryland

    Is there any company that sues or gets sued more than Apple (AAPL)?

    According to the Wikipedia entry Apple Inc. Litigation, Apple itself has filed more than 350 cases with the U.S. Trademark Office alone between Jan. 2008 and May 2010, including suits over the use of the term "apple" by people who sell the fruit.

    So there's a certain MORE

    - Jul 1, 2010 6:21 AM ET
  • How bad is the iPhone 4's signal loss?

    Pretty bad, say engineers who have measured the effect of the "death grip." But it's not fatal.

    It's been nearly a week since Steve Jobs famously told a new iPhone owner with reception issues to "stay tuned," but Apple (AAPL) still hasn't solved the new device's Death Grip problem -- its tendency to lose signal strength rapidly when gripped across the gap on the left-hand corner where its two external MORE

    - Jun 30, 2010 2:23 PM ET
  • Lawyers seek iPhone Death Grip victims

    The personal injury law firm that sued Facebook and Zynga is now gunning for Apple

    Here come the lawyers.

    Less than a week after the release of the iPhone 4 -- and the first complaints of reception problems -- a Sacramento-based law firm has begun soliciting clients for a possible class-action lawsuit against Apple (AAPL).

    "If you recently purchased the new iPhone and have experienced poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals," MORE

    - Jun 29, 2010 5:22 AM ET
  • Will iPhone 4's woes help Android?

    The iPhone 4's reported problems may scare prospective iPhone buyers over to Android.

    As my colleague, Phillip Elmer-DeWitt reported this weekend, the iPhone 4 has a significant issue that might be able to be fixed with a software update, it might not.  We'll see.

    But that's only one of the many issues that new iPhone owners are griping about.  Even though Apple (AAPL) today reports selling an incredible 1.7 million iPhones since launch, the MORE

    - Jun 28, 2010 9:26 AM ET
  • The iPhone 4 Death Grip saga

    Reports of the demise of Apple's newest device have been greatly exaggerated

    The problem surfaced first in Engadget, a U.S.-based gadget site, early Thursday morning, less than an hour after Apple (AAPL) launched the iPhone 4 in North America.

    By Sunday, the London Daily Mail was quoting Steve Jobs to the effect that the entire shipment might have to be recalled -- a report that was scrubbed from the paper's website when MORE

    - Jun 27, 2010 7:43 PM ET
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