Optoelectronics companies producing capacitive touch panels for smartphones are being told that problems regarding users of one particular brand struggling to get sufficient signal are inconsequential.
That is the view of Flora Graham, mobile phones editor at technology review website CNET UK, who said that iPhone customers are unlikely to be troubled because it is well designed in every other regard.
She suggested that it "so fantastic at everything else it does" and is better at surfing the web than a small computer that owners did not care about the lack of signal.
Last week, optoelectronics manufacturers learned of Apple's letter to iPhone 4 users addressing these reception issues, but Ms Graham argued that these problems may have been talked up to undermine the firm's market position.
However, its difficulty in satisfying consumer demand to supply enough handsets for potential buyers led market research specialist iSuppli to imply that their competitors offerings might be considered as an alternative.