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Summary. An iPhone sent out to replace a defective unit was found to be quirky and have several issues as outlined below. The phone was compared to another iPhone after both phones had been reset to factory default settings.

  • Email Default Account Wrong Order. The benchmark phone and the replacement phone were reset to factory default settings. Then they were synchronized as new phones. All settings seemed to be lost, except for network settings and the default email account setting. The replacement phone, although synchronized the same, showed the wrong default email account.
  • Poor Location Identification. The benchmark phone was able to identify its location within about one block. The replacement iPhone had a general radius defined of about 20 blocks without really knowing the precise location. 
  • Poor Reception Signal Quality. The phone, when used in the same area as another iPhone has about one bar less of signal for both the ATT Wireless network as well as any wireless Internet routers nearby.
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