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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graigsmith
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2006-04-05

- Is not locked down to a craptastic piece of software like iTunes

yeah, itunes isn't the nicest software to use on windows, in some ways i hate it. but the underlying tech of it is great. but you got the issue wrong. with android you are locked out. with android you can't just go to a videostore and buy and put some tv shows or a movie on your device. your locked out of video, and thats how i felt when i had a droid. being locked out of the video market is the main reason why one would want to avoid android completely.

- Voice search that works for anything in the phone
- Integrates nicely with Google Voice and other Google apps (free texting FTW)


i'll give you that. google voice is perfectly integrated with android. but i can get google talk support with a 3rd party app on my new iphone 4. voice search was kinda cool, but i rarely used it. and never ever used the voice search in public. i mean, lets just announce to the whole world what i am searching for lol.

- Google maps/navigation and notification bar vastly superior on Android

google maps on my droid would take forever to start up the gps on it. i don't know if i got a bad phone or if it was a software issue. sometimes it wouldn't locate me, and i would have to restart the phone. this is totally frustrating. on the bright side, android is one of the fastest booting phones i have tried. my iphone4 instantly finds you via gps. as soon as you hit the google maps button you are located. thats how it should work. i don't get google navigation on iphone like android has, but i can download waze or some other navigation app. maps is usable enough to find your way, and it always works. i miss the notification bar of the droid, that was pretty cool. the iphone will show little numbers besides the icons to show you how many new messages or events you have. that works well enough for me, and i wouldn't call androids method "vastly" superior.

in reguards to the antenna "flaw" i havent been having any issues with mine. yes i do notice the bars drop when i do the "death"grip. with or without my case the bars still drop. but it still works fine. in fact i get service in basements where my work phone doesn't work. In general, i am much happier with my iphone than i am my droid. i switched from the droid because the alarm would sometimes just fail to work for no reason.

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