Faulty chips at the heart of the iPhone's 3G connection woes?

Though most users are pretty happy with their 3G iPhone, there are those who have been frustrated with their purchase due to its inability to manage a stable 3G connection. They may be a minority in the context of the greater picture, but they are, nevertheless, significant enough in numbers to force AT&T to accept returns and subscription cancellations.

According to Nomura Securities analyst Richard Winsor, the problem may be a bit more serious than just a minor firmware flaw.

“We believe that these issues are typical of an immature chipset and radio protocol stack where we are almost certain Infineon is the 3G supplier.”

If this is true, then we might see a possible recall of all concerned products in the near future. This isn’t exactly something new to Apple as they have already experienced a similar situation with regards to their laptops. With this looming scenario being a repetition of the past, one begins to ask: is Apple sacrificing quality control over profit? We can only wonder for now until further investigation is done on this matter.

How about you? How's the 3G connection on your iPhone faring so far?

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