Apple posts iPhone 4 Antenna Press Conference Video, Antenna Information Page
That was fast! Apple has not only posted up the video of their iPhone 4 Antenna Press conference from earlier today (sadly, without the Q&A), they have also put up a dedicated page to discussion signal strength issues with the death grip:
Say what you will about Apple PR, but when they decide to make a move, they move fast and make as big a splash as they can. Give it a watch and let us know: are you convinced?
Video after the break.
Antenna page; via Engadget
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No one cares if it is one finger or six fingers. Nor did anyone at the press conference explain how many fingers in what location cause what degree of interference based on how low the signal strength was from a particular cell at a midday in sunny weather with clouds heading in from the east.
The antenna problem was acknowledged. Their corrective action was outlined. If anyone is still unhappy they were told their money would be refunded without hesitation. Story ends.
And, oh, yeah, ThereIsaProblemIfYouTouchTheGapSoHereIsAFreeBumperNowSTFUandGoAway.
Weren't those all Discontinued models?
No, Tom, Story does NOT end.
Much as you wish it would.
Today's presser raises more questions than it answered.
You don't get to call end-game on this one.
Question: Have you been paying attention AT ALL for the last week?
good on apple.
that said, increasing to 1 additional dropped call per 100 is bad. calls are important and though they will inevitably drop some of the time, any design that doesn't decrease the number of dropped calls and move the industry forward is a big step back.
i also don't really care if other smart phones have similar problems coz i don't want to buy those phones and i expect apple to be the best, not the same. iPhone 3G and 3GS didn't have this pronounced problem, so it is unacceptable that the iPhone 4 has it.
but whatever. i'm convinced apple has a handle on the situation and is doing their best to maintain excellence. hopefully the cases and bumpers at least bring the dropped call rates to 3GS levels [or lower?].
pretty satisfied with apple's reaction.
PS: I did not notice this "death grip" issue with my iPhone 3G.
The article is called "Theories At Work; Jobs Knew About Antenna Woes". Its rather interesting.
I have no opinion on the actual faults or problems. What make me laugh is peoples reaction.
It's a phone.
Don't like it - don't buy it.
Already bought it and don't like it? - take it back. You've lost nothing at the end of the day, other then perhaps 2 weeks with no phone. But remember...
It's a phone.
Get a life and start worrying about things that actually matter in life.
It's a phone.
This is hilarious. No wonder the tipb review of the phone was excellent, and at the end you could find something like: "oh and the antenna has some issues, but nothing serious". Pathetic.
But Steve is right is just a phone, so I'll go buy something else that doesn't need a $30 rubber band to work properly. Enjoy your iPhone 4 Job's fans!
cheap shot on other vendors - deflect attention from your shortcomings -
Back off your high horse, use some of the profits to regain customer loyalty or you lose big time in the long run...
Toyota woke up.
Mr. Jobs and Apple have really sunk to a new low on this one. They don't admit they have a problem then they make up stories about other phones in order to avoid responsibility.
Personally, I'm really glad I'm not a Lemming with a toy iPhone and the POS network it's on.
I've had 3 blackberry Storms within in the last 12 months and all have have lousy reception, everytime I complain about this Verizon simply gives me another phone. Not once has Blackberry come forward and said "oh here's the fix and solution".
Has anyone paid any attention that the US is the only country in the world that is experiencing this problem!
I think its great apple came up with a new antenna, unfortunately with one little flaw which they're working on resolving everyone thinks its the end of the world. Really? are you that lame?
Steve Jobs said they've been working on a solution "its not like they've had their heads buried in the sand this whole time". Yet Blackberry hasn't offered me an altnerative or solution but yet we continue to bash the one who's willing to resolve their problems? That makes no sense?
When Disney World opened up back in the 50's the whole theme park went down without power for 3 days. Did everyone turn around and bash Disney saying how lousy they are and that they shouldn't be trusted? Think about it people!