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In a letter posted at its web site, Apple says reception problems reported by some of the new iPhone customers is due to a formula for calculating signal strength. There’s not an antenna problem, Apple writes.
Gartner now expects IT services spending will rise 2.9 percent to $786 billion, while telecom spending will rise 3.4 percent to $1.97 trillion. Software spending will rise 3.1 percent to $229 billion.
In the U.S., a reception issue will be piled on top of existing iPhone service complaints. AT&T Inc. is the only carrier in the U.S. with the iPhone, and its wireless network hasn't been able to keep up with growing demand for the gadget. In big cities especially, iPhone users complain of frequent dropped calls.
Even Apple apparently was surprised by the number of people who wanted to snap up the fourth version of the iPhone. More than 600,000 had rushed to pre-order iPhones on the first day they were available, prompting Apple and its exclusive wireless partner in the U.S., AT&T Inc., to stop taking orders for pickup or shipment by Thursday's launch.
Limited supply of the phones will go on sale today at Apple stores in U.S. "I like the design. It's sleek — I think it's cool!" an early buyer says.
Apple, meanwhile, says a “limited number” of the iPhone 4s will be available in its retail stores on Thursday. AT&T says it is focusing on customers who pre-ordered the smartphones.