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Iphone screen problems may worsen

Dead zones may become more common, says analyst
Fri Aug 10 2007, 17:41
AN ANALYST today sent out a research note that rocked Planet Iphone today by suggesting that problems with the device's screen could become more widespread.

A tiny minority of users has claimed that Iphones have developed dead areas where touch input does not work on part of the screen.

But the source of the new brouhaha is London-based analyst Richard Windsor of Nomura International.

In his note, Windsor told clients that Apple bought rights to the screen technology by a Finnish firm that also saw the problem where usage sometimes led to dead areas over time.

This should be very interesting to track. There is always the chance that Apple's bleeding-edge design tactics will lead to reliability problems, but the stakes here are very high indeed. µ


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