Telcel started selling the iPhone 4
on their network last Friday, August 27th. Buyers might want to hold off, however: the carrier also said that Apple
will be releasing a hardware revision after September to address the well-known "Antennagate" issues.
The report comes via CanalMX
, which spoke to Marco Quatorze, Director of Value Added Services of Telcel
. He said that initially, the hardware would be identical to the U.S. model. However, he added that after Sept. 30th, there would a hardware revision to fix the "death grip" issue permanently.
As most know, if the iPhone 4 is touched in such a way that the gap between antennas is bridged, calls and signal strength can drop. Apple launched a free case program last month, as a case between the iPhone 4 and human skin prevents any such occurrence, but announced the program would end Sept. 30th. Thus, there's been plenty of speculation that a hardware revision might be in the works.