News Bits: iPhone
1. Roughly drafted's explanation of the reasons behing the iPhone's connectivity woes - iPhones without the latest 2.0.2 firmware have faulty "power control" algorithms which result in network overload. Further explanation here.
2. Apple confirms that a security flaw which allows use of an iPhone even when the device is password-locked will be updated in September's 2.1 patch.
3. More photos are found on "new" iPhones. The last time we saw photos of an iPhone factory apparently taken by mistake, this time we have photos of a girl who is a Foxconn employee (and who is not enjoying the attention).
4. iPhone data plans are getting better - Canada's largest carrier. Rogers, announced that it willextend it's CAD 30-a-month data plan which allows 6 GB ofdata a month, until the end of September instead of allowing the offerto expire. Singapore's Singtel, after announcing ratheranemic data plans now allows iPhone subscribers to add 50 GBof data a month (download 1 Mbps/ upload 384 kbps) for just SGD 11.21(approx. USD 8). This plan became available in-store upon requeststarting from 28 August, although Singtel's iPhone page has not been updated to reflect this option.
5. Rumor: Steve Jobs emailed a Gizmodo reader saying that Apple is negotiating with AT&T to add a tethering option for the iPhone.