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Originally Posted by G-News View Post

This whole thing is just very unusual for Apple because for once, this was very, very bad PR management. It was pretty clear there was a real issue underneath all this (reproducable hardware problem, explanation for why it slipped through QA, strange concidence with the bumpers in Apple's offering, test mode being disabled in iOS 4 (that would have shown dBm values), alledged responses and actual responses from Apple and Apple Support staff etc etc.).
This eventually just shows that Apple, too, is only a company. They make mistakes, they fuck up from time to time and once in a while, they don't want to admit it.
This is not going to kill Apple, but it is pissing off a lot of people and they should do something about it now, or they will lose money that they may otherwise make.

As a PR professional, I'm just rather stunned by the way Apple has been handling this so far. It's really not a good example coming from an absolute PR and marketing powerhouse.

It will be interesting to see who speaks and how they handle the problem on Friday.

Here is a news item about what just might be the "smoking gun" internal memo at Apple.
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It will be interesting to see who speaks and how they handle the problem on Friday.

Here is a news item about what just might be the "smoking gun" internal memo at Apple.

According to that article a congressman is now involved - so ya now its gonna get fixed - and quick - on the cheap.
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According to that article a congressman is now involved - so ya now its gonna get fixed - and quick - on the cheap.

An analyst claiming to have information about a fix described as "an internal bumper" claimed to resolve the antenna problem. Apparently Apple are hoping to avoid a complete product recall. Even if the "internal bumper" does work, it will only resolve a portion of the antenna problem in my view. I suppose there will be a new round of independent testing to be followed to see whether it improves the situation.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/10807...exclusive.html
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Not that Anand's guys can clearly see the forest for trees, but they are the best at conducting tests:

Hey ya engineers:
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This change actually presented itself in our numeric signal strength reports - theres more dynamic range in these numbers too. Previously, the absolute lowest value any iPhone would report was -113 dBm. With iOS 4.0.1/4.1, the value is now a shockingly low -121 dBm.

We mean Apple no harm.

People are lovers, basically. -- Engadget livebloggers at the iPad mini event.

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We mean Apple no harm.

People are lovers, basically. -- Engadget livebloggers at the iPad mini event.

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