Some users have been experiencing problems with the iPhone 3G when it comes to steady data connections, battery life, and dropped calls. Industry insiders believe this could be due to a faulty chip manufactured by Infineon Technologies, a German company based in Munich.
One of the biggest issues being reported by consumers is trouble hanging onto a 3G connection. This is also causing dropped calls as the phone has to transition from 3G to Edge. Some reports put the iPhone 3G's dropped call rate between 2% and 3%, while the carrier average is only 1%.
Apple and Infineon have not commented on the issue, but AT&T went on record saying, "Overall, the new iPhone is performing just great on our 3G network."
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