Originally Posted by RationalTroll
This is why I believe Steve's off-the-cuff emails will be the source of a growing rift between himself and the BoD, again.
I don't think Stevie will get in much trouble. He's no idiot; he'll do the logical thing - issue a patch to the software that also fine tunes the face detection and maybe saves a bit of power.
Then issue the patch, telling how this give the iPhone greater battery time and other miscellaneous software fixes - and ignore the entire antennae issue.
Personally, as an engineer - I do not know why Apple didn't clearcoat the metal bezel, or have it annodized with a non-conductive coating. This could be a Foxconn screw up - where a vital process was by-passed during the assembly process.
What I do find amazing, is that the 'fanbois' (who deserve riducule) call people who point out a design flaw as 'trolls'. They are brain-dead; I paid $200 and signed a 2 yr contract for a cell phone that doesn't work as advertized. I gave up an inferior phone from Verizon that had fantastic coverage, for a fantastic phone that can't make or make cell calls from my place of work.
To a intellectually degenerate fanboi - that's being a 'troll'. To a rational human, that's complaining about a product that does not work as promised. The iPhone G4 has 2 areas where improvement is necessary.
1) Antennae issue - I'd suggest a re-call and replace conductive bezel iPhones with iPhones with non-conductive coatings on the metal bezel
2.) Proximity detector - phone switches to Speakerphone, or Mute or even hangs up during a phone call. All you have to do is let your cheek touch the phone. This is the entire purpose of the iPhone proximity detector - this is simply a software patch.