Telcel Exec Says iPhone 4 HW Revision Coming

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.
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