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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RE: Comment by Kroc
by tbutler on Thu 1st Jul 2010 23:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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Somehow I suspect that's the sort of way Jobs demonstrates to engineers how things need to be redone on devices, if tales that leak out of the company are any indicator.

I like the idea, think you can get them to implement it? ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Neolander on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 05:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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I like the idea, think you can get them to implement it? ;)

He could, but then I think he wouldn't work at Apple.
I suspect that their higher-end products are made to look fragile on purpose, in order to feel more precious and desirable. Just like some sort of jewelery. Because if you consider the weight and the materials being used, the iPod Shuffle and some older releases of the Nano are maybe the sole products from Apple which *do* look and feel rock-solid.

Edited 2010-07-02 05:11 UTC

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