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[2]: Can't agree
by darknexus on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Can't agree"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

No, it is not perception. Calls drop, that's reality. Calls drop more on the iPhone 4 when this happens in medium to low signal areas (most areas in the US with AT&T). So no, I'm not talking about the dropped bar indicator, I'm talking about the dropped calls. Unlike the indicator, dropped calls are a definite thing. Call drops, no talk. Simple enough?

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v RE[3]: Can't agree
by jackeebleu on Fri 16th Jul 2010 21:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Can't agree"
RE[4]: Can't agree
by mtzmtulivu on Fri 16th Jul 2010 21:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Can't agree"
mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14

If you don't have the phone or haven't been affected by the issue, do the internet a favor and STFU.

This has truly been one of the most overblown things ive ever seen in my years in technology and living in general. Bought something, doesn't work, take it back, get your money back, duh! Ranting on the net wont solve the problem, will it?

The problem affected .55% of people, less than 1 percent of 3MM affected. What company wouldn't love those numbers, imagine the ratio of people that eat at McDonald's and what their complaint rate is. Guys, please go outside once in a while, there is a world out there. And if you are outside, get of the damned computer.


what? cant handle your favorite company being in a spotlight with something negative?

In the desktop OS space, apple has around 7% market share in the US and around 3% world wide and look at the coverage they get in tech media and blogs. What marketshare do apple have in the smartphone world in the US? world wide?

There are a lot of things from apple that are unreasonably blown out of proportion and you just noticed it now? Can you point to any comment you made complaining about overcoverage of something from apple when it was positive coverage?

you get the attention when the times are great and its only fair to get some of it when the times arent that great.

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RE[4]: Can't agree
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 19th Jul 2010 16:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Can't agree"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

If you don't have the phone or haven't been affected by the issue, do the internet a favor and STFU.


In other words, you feel personally-threatened by any discussion of anything negative about Apple (also known as "psychological transference").

Guys, please go outside once in a while, there is a world out there. And if you are outside, get of the damned computer.


I believe the words you're looking for are "u half no live and u life in ur parents basement." If you're going to copy-paste from Remedial Internet Flaming, at least do it properly.

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RE[3]: Can't agree
by bousozoku on Fri 16th Jul 2010 22:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Can't agree"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

No, it is not perception. Calls drop, that's reality. Calls drop more on the iPhone 4 when this happens in medium to low signal areas (most areas in the US with AT&T). So no, I'm not talking about the dropped bar indicator, I'm talking about the dropped calls. Unlike the indicator, dropped calls are a definite thing. Call drops, no talk. Simple enough?


If it was an Android-based phone made my HTC with its guts stuffed into an Apple case you'd still be screaming, just because you had the perception that it was an Apple product and you don't like anything made by Apple.

Even after the deception was revealed, you'd not be angry at HTC, you'd still be blaming Apple.

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RE[4]: Can't agree
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 19th Jul 2010 16:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Can't agree"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

If it was an Android-based phone made my HTC with its guts stuffed into an Apple case you'd still be screaming, just because you had the perception that it was an Apple product and you don't like anything made by Apple.

Even after the deception was revealed, you'd not be angry at HTC, you'd still be blaming Apple.


Wow. So, in other words, your brand loyalty to Apple is so blind that you can't imagine even the possibility that there might be valid reasons to criticize an Apple product. Whenever someone criticizes Apple, you can just make the knee-jerk assumption that they're "anti-Apple"; how convenient that must be!

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