By Harry McCracken | Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 11:38 am
TheStreet.com’s Scott Moritz is reporting that analyst Ashok Kumar has learned that Apple has figured out how to resolve the iPhone 4’s lower-left-hand-corner reception glitch. The fix supposedly involves an internal component that will insulate the antenna from interference. Kumar also told MSNBC’s Wilson Rothman that it might be retroactively applicable to iPhone 4s that have already been sold, via a service job akin to replacing the battery.
I’m not assuming that the report is true–the Mortiz/Kumar team has a track record that’s, um, spotty, very spotty. But if Apple can greatly reduce or eliminate the problem, it’s surely in its best interest to do so. And it seems unlikely that it would invite journalists to its headquarters if its gameplan was mostly to argue there isn’t a real problem here.