Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 17:59 UTC
Apple In a move that should surprise nobody, Apple has sort-of admitted to iPhone antenna problems in their press conference this morning, claiming it affects a small number of users, but they claim to be working hard to fix the problems that they have confirmed. They've offered free bumpers (that have until now been a $30 accessory) to all iPhone buyers, and are offering to waive any restocking fees for anyone who wants to return their iPhone 4. Whether or not there's going to be a hardware fix for future iPhones, Steve Jobs says he doesn't know yet whether that will happen.
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Best Smartphone on the market?
by WorknMan on Fri 16th Jul 2010 18:55 UTC
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The iPhone 4 definitely has problems with reception, but I still think it's the best smartphone on the market.

Really? Have you checked out the new DroidX? Compared to just about any high-end Android phone, the iPhone4 is like child's play.

Look, I'm not a fanboy and I understand the iPhone has its place. There are a lot more games to choose from and I think it's a nice fit for somebody who finds the Android OS a bit intimidating, but I hardly expected anybody on this site to fall into that crowd. Compared to iOS, the Android platform:

- Is not locked down to a craptastic piece of software like iTunes
- Is not exclusive to AT&T
- Voice search that works for anything in the phone
- Integrates nicely with Google Voice and other Google apps (free texting FTW)
- Is infinitely more customizable
- The apps in the marketplace have a 24 hour return policy
- Google maps/navigation and notification bar vastly superior on Android

In regard to the antenna flaw, in general, companies that sell a $600 device that is flawed out of the box like that usually get blasted to hell. And obviously so with good reason. Apple does it and sheep like Engadget go out of their way to douse the fires with absolutely no reason other than pure brand loyalty.

Edited 2010-07-16 19:08 UTC

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