quote: It's obvious - on Friday Steve is going to say they had some unexpected problems with the antenna in a small amount of phones, and that the bar system will be made more accurate. Then if you take your iPhone 4 with receipt into any Apple store you'll get a free bumper. If not I'll eat my hat. He'll look the hero, and everyone will be so stoked about how good Apple is at looking after their customers. If anyone goes to the conference can someone PLEASE yell out about the hacked iTunes accounts? The annoying this is he also gets to use it as another advert. Bastard.
quote: “But the data supports the fact that the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone in the world, and there is no ‘Antennagate,’"
quote: I don't know what is worse, this blithering idiot who is in blatant-blinkers-enabled-fixated-on-absolute-denial -mode or the idiotic sheep who listen to this arrogant man and believe every word he says, even if those words directly contradict what has been said in the past by his own company and also not forgetting the very important scientific facts (!!) gained by doing tests on the phones aerial design.
quote: It spent $100M USD on its signal testing facility, complete with anechoic chambers. It has hired 18 PhD scientist and engineers
quote: "...apple is an engineering driven comepany."
quote: t's not like Apple's had its head in the sand for 3 months on this
quote: "We love our users. We try very hard to surprise and delight them.. we work our asses off and we have a blast doing it. What motivates us is to have them love our products. We also connect them with great apps and content. We love our users so much we've built 300 apple retail stores for them. When we fall short we try harder."
quote: the heart is that smartphones have weak spots.
quote: We love our users. We try very hard to surprise and delight them.. we work our asses off and we have a blast doing it.
quote: 1. All smartphones suffer from attenuation. No smartphone suffers from the significant (orders of magnitude) amount of attenuation that the iPhone 4 experiences. Bars do NOT tell you anything about your actual signal strength (read: in dB).2. Irrelevant and a red herring. No other smartphone manufacturer is experiencing the problems inherent to ONLY the iPhone 4.3. Unqualified statistics don't mean a damn thing. They're simply thrown about to appease the media and fanboys such as yourself.
quote: 4. A free refund within 30 days, which, if I'm not mistaken, is already over for anyone who had their phone shipped for them. Funny how the timing worked out on that one. And a free bumper that completely detracts from the aesthetics Apple themselves promoted and does NOTHING to address the underlying issue. Let's not even get into the incompatibility these things have with accessories.
quote: 5. Comprehensive by whose standards? They pulled some unqualified stats out their ass, dodged the few meaningful questions actually asked, and did not offer an admission of culpability.
quote: All in all I'd say they completely fucking failed, which is exactly why I'm going to the Verizon store after work. The Droid Incredible and Droid X are speaking to me. It's a bit hazy but I can make out two words: Fuck...Apple.
quote: The issues with the iPhone do of course receive vastly more coverage in the media but that's because Apple and the iPhone are newsworthy. Remember - trying to work out what is happening in the world by looking at news headlines is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand on a clock.As far as I can see many phones suffer from the same problem as the iPhone 4 and ten minutes on Google turned this lot up:
quote: I would have thought it was probably one of the faster and better responses
quote: only 0.55 percent of customers had enough of an issue to contact Apple
quote: Bars do NOT tell you anything about your actual signal strength (read: in dB).
quote: It's quite simple really, if this issue was no different than any other smartphone, like he claims, he wouldn't have held this press conference and he wouldn't be giving away stuff he could sell instead.
quote: Again I ask why do people who do not intend to buy an iPhone care? It seems perverse. If I did not intend to buy a Toyata I might have an opinion on their product problems and recall but it would be a bit odd if I posted passionately about it. Where would such passion come from. Why does Apple agitate non-Apple buyers so much?
quote: This is why retards shouldn't be allowed on the internet.