Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th May 2010 22:10 UTC
Legal We haven't discussed the lost iPhone 4G from Apple for a while now, mostly because there was nothing new to report. Now that the 10-page search warrant affidavit has been made available to the public, we finally have a much more complete picture of what exactly went down.
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RE: O.K.
by Macrat on Fri 14th May 2010 23:06 UTC in reply to "O.K."
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27

"Let's get one thing straight: the epic fail that enabled all this lies with Apple, and Apple alone. They decided to allow prototypes to leave the premises


While I disagree with you about most of your opinion in this case, I fully agree with you on this. STUPID. VERY VERY STUPID.
"

How do you propose testing a device in the field on different cell tower connections without the prototype leaving the campus?

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RE[2]: O.K.
by Tuishimi on Fri 14th May 2010 23:11 in reply to "RE: O.K."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

You test the components internally and use equipment to simulate interference, moderate the signal strength, etc.

All of this should, technically, be able to be tested in a laboratory.

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RE[3]: O.K.
by apoclypse on Fri 14th May 2010 23:37 in reply to "RE[2]: O.K."
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

That never really accounts for real world usage. No amount of lab testing can. Using it in the field on a daily basis is the only real way to test. Now what Apple should have done is soldered it to Powell's hip, like a chastity belt but with a phone attached. Though in retrospect that can probably create issues with the wireless signal.

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