Originally Posted by Ireland
Wu is stupid. The whole point here is those 25% don't like using cases. So to sort-of-fix-the-phone they have to use a case, which they don't like to do. That covers up the issue, but they don't even want to use a case. The idea is you actually fix the phone, by doing a slight-redesign to the antenna. Not cases.
So there is legitimate data that says that 25% of iPhone users won't use a case - even if it solves a problem? Or even evidence that 25% of iPhone users have a problem at all?
It's easy to make numbers up. Why don't you try to come up with some real ones?
Originally Posted by Vince_JT
Seriously, there's a difference between "software fix" and "hardware fix". The antenna deficiency for left hand use will NOT be resolved by this. At best the software "fix" will make the signal drops significantly more pronounced when held in the left hand in a bad signal area. APPLE NEED TO ADDRESS THE HARDWARE. People stop blindly defending this. You're just sheep and deserve scorn.
Where is your electrical engineering degree from? After all, you're so certain of that that you must have an advanced degree in EE with an emphasis n antenna design.
Oh, you don't have a degree? You're just another loud-mouthed, uneducated whiner, probably paid by Google?
Originally Posted by Blackintosh
If your a shareholder, do you really want everyone returning their iPhone 4's? Is that good business to you?
Obviously not. But that argument begs the question. How many iPhone users want to return their phones? Obviously the number is very small since there are no lines in front of the AT&T or Apple Store desks to return phones.
Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss
What they have to do NOW is acknowledge that they have a problem and make clear will be addressed. What they have to do NOW is get ahead of the bad PR curve.
They have acknowledged that there's a problem (several problems, in fact). They've offered work-arounds for some and have promised a fix for others.
What do you want them to do? Sacrifice a goat?
If the software fix doesn't solve the problem, then you can start your whining again. But for now, let Apple fix it like they've promised (I realize that I'm speaking hypothetically since you don't even own an iPhone but continue to whine about it. How much does Google pay you?).
Originally Posted by StLBluesFan
Does it take FCC approval to provide an OS patch? Just asking.
Yes. My understanding is that the software and hardware must both be approved.