Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Jul 2010 19:04 UTC
Apple So, the iPhone 4 has been out for a while, and is getting mostly pretty good reviews - there's one major sore spot, though. Apple made this hoopla about their fancy antenna thingie, but as it turns out, this thingie is kind of a design flaw, causing signal loss (and dropped calls) for some people. Despite downplaying by Steve Jobs himself, AnandTech has done a thorough investigation, and they've found out that the problem - which affects every mobile phone - is a whole lot worse on the iPhone 4 due to the new antenna. At the same time, however, the iPhone has much better reception in low signal situations. What?
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by Kroc on Thu 1st Jul 2010 19:26 UTC
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Apple—unwilling to compromise on quality, except for style.

I had the strangest / geekiest dream yesterday. I dreamt Apple had hired me as a designer and there was a round table discussion with me, Ive, Jobs and other engineers talking about this new prototype iPad on the table that included a camera this time (like it was supposed to :|). We were discussing the choice of materials and nobody seemed to be getting to a point, so I held my cup of coffee over the device and ceremoniously poured cold dregs on to the iPad. Everybody freaked out. I interjected and said "This iPad has a design flaw. Every time I pour coffee on it, everybody freaks out. Please make it so when I pour coffee on it, people don’t freak out." ;)

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