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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RE: Can't agree
by ezylstra on Fri 16th Jul 2010 18:57 UTC in reply to "Can't agree"
ezylstra
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2010-07-16

No, it is not a "clear design problem." Less than 1% more dropped calls with iPhone 4 than iPhone 3GS. Statistically significant difference in dropped calls? Possibly not. Other phones show dropped bars. Did you see that? Far fewer USERS returning iPhone 4 than returned iPhone 3.

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RE[2]: Can't agree
by Stratoukos on Fri 16th Jul 2010 22:52 in reply to "RE: Can't agree"
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2009-02-11

As people have pointed out in various forums, Steve used a clever trick there.

You see, he didn't say 1% more dropped calls, he said one more dropped call in a hundred. So, if you had 1 dropped call per hundred with your 3GS you would now have 2 dropped calls with the iPhone 4, all other factors being equal. That's 100% percent increase in dropped calls. If you had 10 dropped calls per hundred (huge number, I've never had a single dropped call with my 3GS in almost a year) the one more call would still be a non-insignificant 10% increase.

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