7/6/2010

iPhone Recycling Hots Up like the Weather

In recent weeks, especially since the launch of the iPhone 4, www.compareandrecycle.co.uk has recorded a significant rise in recycling activity for the older generation iPhones.

The heat and excitement surrounding the new iPhone 4 has mirrored the glorious Summer weather we have been enjoying, if not the moribund performance of the England football team.

In particular, the iPhone 3GS 8GB has become the UK’s top recycled phone by a significant margin. The iPhone 3GS 16GB is the second most popular trade-in followed by the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic which was displaced from the top slot.

Apple reported dramatic early sales of the iPhone 4 regardless of the fact that there appear to be problems with aerial reception if the user grips the handset in a certain way. Simplistically, the phone does not appear to work as well in a left-handed grip due the the pattern of the segmented aerial parts.

Apple has officially recognised the glitch and is set to make software changes as it claims that the problem is only related to the signal bars displayed.  Apple have said that  a fix is to be expected in the coming weeks.

Shame they can’t create software to fix the England team!

Lee

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