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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Did you listen to the words?
by ezylstra on Fri 16th Jul 2010 18:53 UTC
ezylstra
Member since:
2010-07-16

"Apple has sort-of admitted to iPhone antenna problems"

NO, STEVE DIDN'T!

He said, this phone has no different problems than every other phone out there. He said, no problem, but we want our customers happy. Then he gave HARD DATA to support his assertion.

You should really review the text of some of the live blogs.

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mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14

"Apple has sort-of admitted to iPhone antenna problems"

NO, STEVE DIDN'T!

He said, this phone has no different problems than every other phone out there. He said, no problem, but we want our customers happy. Then he gave HARD DATA to support his assertion.

You should really review the text of some of the live blogs.

ALl phones have antenna reception issues but iphone4 happen to have the worst reception issue and some of it users asked apple to do something about the situation and apple decided to give out free bumpers to these users.

He did admit to it, he just followed it up with showing that other phones have the same problem so it is not that big of a deal. It is a big deal though since the antenna design of this phone got the center stage when the phone was announced as one of its differentiating features.

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

"Apple has sort-of admitted to iPhone antenna problems"

NO, STEVE DIDN'T!

He said, this phone has no different problems than every other phone out there. He said, no problem, but we want our customers happy. Then he gave HARD DATA to support his assertion.

You should really review the text of some of the live blogs.


According to what I saw, he said that they noticed a problem while testing but since "all smart phones" have similar problems, they thought it wasn't a big deal.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

He said, this phone has no different problems than every other phone out there.


That's just a different way of saying that it has a problem. He's a smooth salesman, that's for sure.

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victorhooi Member since:
2005-06-30

heya,

No, he didn't give hard data, he gave a silly, prepared speech with a lot of obfuscation, dodging, faked demo videos, and pandering to Apple fans...

His speech had bad statistics, and misleading, vague statements, as well as outright lies - things that RIM and Nokia have now come out, and (rightly) publicly slammed him for.

Look, he values design/looks over functionality, and that's his prerogative. And the people buying it are fully aware of it, and perhaps that's what they prefer as well, there's nothing wrong with that.

However, to come out and lie about competitors products, to try and mask faults with your own products - that's just deceptive, no matter how you spin it.

Cheers,
Victor

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