Saturday, July 17, 2010

iPhone 4 Problems

By now even if you aren't a nerd like me you've probably heard about the iPhone 4 trouble on the news or paper or something. I just wanna say, the other nerd sites are blowing this WAY out of proportion. 9 out of 10 smart phones have this exact same problem. Now apple is paying for this problem and giving out free bumper cases even though about 76 other smart phone companies don't do anything about these problems. Those companies don't get attacked by consumers and critics!
The exact problem of the iPhone was that it would lose signal if your hand blocking a specific spot on the device. The location of this spot was in the lower right corner, there is a black mark on the steel, that's the soft spot. They are naming this problem 'antennagate'.

Jobs held a press meeting on July 16Th discussing the issue. Although he promised no hardware fix, he did promised to give every buyer of the iPhone 4 a new rubber case called the apple bumper. It has been proven to help the antenna issue. The free offer is available through Sept. 30, and people who bought the $29 case will be getting a full refund. The deal is going on the website late next week. If apple loses stock, consumers will be allowed to get any case on the website. (Preferably in the 30 dollar price range)
"We're not perfect, phones aren't perfect either. But we want to make all of our users happy."                                                        -Steve Jobs Apple Spokesperson/CEO
Apple opened the conference by attacking the media's overreaction to the antenna issue, playing a video of Jonathan Mann's "The iPhone 4 Antenna Song," which includes the lyrics: "If you don't want an iPhone 4 don't buy it. If you bought one and you don't like it, bring it back ... but you know you won't." Jobs was not happy about the issue the media made of this problem. You could just tell by he look on his face. To watch the full length conference, click here.

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