The Apple and AT&T marriage has been a series of ups and downs. Wired’sÂ Fred Vogelstein looks into it and provides someÂ fascinating tidbits, like this one regarding the original iPhone:
They say â€” and Apple sources confirm â€” that the software running the iPhoneâ€™s main radio, known as the baseband, was full of bugs and contributed to the much-decried dropped calls. Whatâ€™s more, Apple had chosen to source the radio from Infineon, whose hardware was used widely in Europe but rarely in the US, where cell towers are placed farther apart and reception is therefore less forgiving.
The full article at Wired.