Jonathan Ive discusses iPhone 4 design
Core77 spoke with Apple Senior Vice-President of Design, Jonathan Ive, about iPhone 4's including the Retina Display, custom stainless steel antenna array, aluminosilicate glass front and back, and even the microSIM tray.
Ive focuses extensively on the importance of real material in an increasingly virtual world and seems driven by just how far he can take the manufacturing process to achieve his goald. For design aficionados and anyone wanting some insight into the mind behind iPhone 4, check out the link below.
[Core77 via Daring Fireball]
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Except for, you know, electric conduction.
After her second Genius Bar appt the guy said get a new SIM card from AT&T. Guess what? No more problems for her thus far (call drops/missed calls etc).
Steve's glib response about "don't hold it that way" only confused the matter before the scope of the problem was really known.
The failure here is in senior management who have to control those battles, to see each team's point of view and keep the balance.
He just delivered a phone with a fundamental design flaw, one that can't be fixed by software. Rather then fessing up that he sent apple a design that forced them into antenna jail, he yacks on about "real material", (like there is any other kind).
Meanwhile over at Android Central they point out that Moto is advertising you can hold the Droid X any way you want.http://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-droid-x-hold-it-any-way-you
Unfortunately this is the only way we feel we can get Apple's attention. Sad.
The i4 is an example of what happens when the designers get to make a device with no compromises. You get no reception either.
Oh, wait a sec.
I had it in airplane mode. Silly me.
Of cause this procedure is a bit more demanding and time consuming for the costumers than just uploading angry comments, videos and pictures of the product to the internet and then sitting back in the couch waiting (for?).
But if that's the only way to get help, I really can understand the frustration. However, if it REALLY is the only way, I think its remarkable few complaints you can find in relation to the number of sold iPhones. My guess is that the majority of the lucky iPhone 4 owners are too busy enjoying their new phone and doing all the things people do, when they're not trying to get products fixed via the internet.
Looking forward to get my hands on the new iPhone "late July". Maybe I'll be back again then, but my best guess is that I will be too busy;-).