Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Oct 2010 20:54 UTC
Apple Is it an indication of Steve Jobs' (in)famous strive for perfection, or just stupid bone-headedness? The white variant of the iPhone 4 was first delayed for a few weeks, but those few weeks became 'end of the year'. Now we know why: the manufacturers Apple employs are apparently having issues matching the shades of white of the various components. This anecdote ties in nicely with a very interesting interview with John Sculley about Steve Jobs' ways of doing business.
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RE[2]: Hmmm
by tomcat on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
tomcat
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2006-01-06

This was an embarrassment to be sure, but it really is blown all out of proportion... The problem does not occur with a bumper case (or any other case for that matter), and even without one it doesn't occur unless you hold the device a certain way. And on top of that it only matters under certain conditions (you are in an area with poor reception in the first place).


I think the real embarrassment was how Apple denied that it was even a problem, in the first place. They care more about industrial design than they do about basic utility. Remember the Cube servers that didn't have a fan that essentially turned into molten blocks? Niiice.

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