Originally Posted by ihxo
that's not going to happen. It'll kill the 3rd party case makers.
Bumpers are not like Cases! If I want to jog with iPhone, I need a Case that goes around my arm, or is hooked to a belt... So it's not EITHER OR, it's AND...
Originally Posted by Bagman
Notice that they waited until after the cessation of aftermarket trading to make this announcement, to allow the pros to set themselves up for a hoped for boost in Aapl stock tomorrow, pre open. Never fails.
Better yet, they didn't give enough time for the MEDIA to raise heat!!!
Originally Posted by TBell
There is a similar spot on the left hand bottom side of the Droid Aris. Nobody is complaining about that.
Problem is that the press is having a field day beating up on Apple, reporting things wrong, and now APple will have to take action that it shouldn't have to do. I suspect it will reiterate that it offers a full refund for people not happy, and offer a free bumper case.
Unlike a lot of companies, Apple actually has class.
From now on, Consumer Report, "The Voice of God"
!, and all those who have weighed in on this topic, should be REQUIRED to put EVERY iPhone Challenger under the same scrutiny as they put iPhone 4, at least as far as the reception!!!
Originally Posted by modul8tr
"You're holding it wrong" is a MISQUOTE
What he said was this: "Non issue. Just avoid holding it in that way."
Which he then followed up with a longer email explaining why.
Whatever you think of the response, at least get the quote right.
Thanks for pointing that out! Too bad that MEDIA got away with distorting it!!! Maybe Steve Jobs can straighten them out tomorrow! It'd be great if he put them all in their place!
Originally Posted by quinney
That was the spin put on it by numerous headline writers. It was dishonest but it sure did increase clicks.
Steve should really stick it to the media on misquoting him!
Originally Posted by quinney
If they don't allow the press to ask questions, the headline the next day will be "Apple Ducks the Press, Announcement Raises New Questions". Apple might be planning to stand there and answer every question from every dumbass journalist and blogger, until the swiftboat is demolished and sinking into the mud at the bottom of the bay.
I doubt that Apple would call a Press Conference, with Q+A, unless their are super confident!
Originally Posted by LuisDias
This is bad.
I almost bet that the answer that Apple is gonna give friday will *not* be a good answer. It won't satisfy the heat.
How do we know this? Easy. It's not Apple sauce. When Apple fucks up they are lousy in the interim until they get the full fix. That one will take time, since the problem here is the "brilliant" design that Ive produced. Oh boy oh boy....
Nobody can please everybody! Obviously Jobs and Ives didn't impress you! So, make your own phone, or buy another phone! That would seem like a logical step for you!
Originally Posted by MacBearDan
I hope they do something, I upgraded the beta 4.1 today and wham, not good.
4.1 did nothing to fix the problem in fact I am really sorry to say I think it made it worse on my phone. Before I had to really squeeze hard to get the results everyone else was having so i did not think it was that big of a deal, now after 4.1, I just hold it slightly and the bars drop like a rock!
Beta..... Why did you jump the gun?
Originally Posted by quinney
It could be positive.
They could announce that they have sold 3,000,000 and have received 37 returns.
If they announce they are giving away bumpers or that they have found a firmware
modification that eliminates the problem or some other action that satisfies people,
the uncertainty around the problem will disappear. Then look where the stock goes.
Go AAPL - http://www.google.com/finance?client=ig&q=AAPL
It's about time the loyal shareholders, not day traders and options speculators, get rewarded!!!
Originally Posted by Cory Bauer
...when you pry it from my cold dead hands! Seriously, mine works fine. I can't get get the bars or the speedtest scores to drop no matter how much i try to squeeze the life out of it. I'd be very, very surprised if they said all iPhone 4's are affected.
! Looks like some folks can't take (your) YES for an answer! It remindes me of a joke Q: Is ANYTHING OK?
Originally Posted by thompr
If they do decide to go this route, they won't actually implement it by giving out bumpers or refunds. Instead they will offer $35 gift cards to the Apple Store to all purchasers (past and current). They'll let the users decide whether and how they want to spend the credit. Many will go ahead and spend more than that while they are there, regardless of whether they get a bumper, and most will go home feeling taken care of.
Gift Cards - Great Idea!
Originally Posted by Frank777
You don't call a press conference to reiterate what you've already said. That's just asking for media trouble.
If they were just going to say what they already have, they would have just released a statement to the press.
Apple has to be clearly confident!!! We'll know soon!
Originally Posted by galore
Huh? You truly think that Apple didn't test their new metal frame == external antenna?! I'm convinced that Apple knew about this "problem" but determined that it's better to release it than probably not have a iPhone 4 in time. Now it has blown up in their faces. In a way they deserve it - people getting a bit too cocky and arrogant in Cupertino...
Personally, I find this situation quite hilarious. I can make my iPhone 4 stop all data transmission when I touch the gap even though it shows 5 bars (in the vicinity of a micro-cell). So what?! The moment I don't touch the gap, the phone resumes immediately at several Mbps down and 100s of kbps up. To me, the look and feel of this design (glass, stainless and the antenna) trumps 100% reliability as a function of grip. And no, the phone is not useless. It won't drop calls and won't stop data transmission if you manage to not touch the gap. Is that SOOOOOOOOOOOO difficult to do.
I recommend apple apply a sticker to the gap, labeling it the "hangup call" button. They should file a patent!!!
I do feel bad for clumsy people who have limited control over their fingers and can't handle this phone
We might never know what, if, they knew, cover up etc. Of course the conspiracy folks will never be convinced no matter what!!!!
Originally Posted by MomentsofSanity
How is the it's being held improperly debate still going. Just watch the WWDC10 presentation or have a look at many of Apple's own ads for the iPhone. Apparently they don't know how to hold it either.
It's a cop out.
Yep... But then, if it was a bad batch in early production, maybe that was not a cop out? We'll know soooooooooooooooon!
Originally Posted by Magic8Ball
But what if it's not fixable to your satisfaction ? What if the 'fix' is a free bumper and independent sources say in 99% of cases it fixes the problem. And you're in the 99%?
The point I want to make is that Apple are going to get slammed on Friday, no matter what they say or do. And while the problem is real for you (yes you should want a fix, I have no problem there) in reality the problem may not be as widespread as sufferers believe.
So what does Apple do? recall all iPhones including the ones happy users?
There's really very little Apple can do here. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.
I wish all other CE companies and their products were treated the same as Apple and it's products. That, would lead to better products all round. Alas the web has found it's plaything.
Excellent point!!! Some folks will never be happy!!!!
Originally Posted by cnocbui
If Panasonic introduced their latest and greatest Plama TV that was a tour de force of technology and had one slight flaw - the picture was displayed upside down - by your logic (sic) 'intelligent reasonable' people should be perfectly happy with Panasonics explanation - 'you are viewing it the wrong way' and should just adapt by standing on their heads instead of returning the not fir for purpose device they had purchased.
How about a car where turning the steering wheel to the left makes it go right, and vise versa - 'you're steering it wrong'.
I wonder how Consumer Reports handled that case!!! Now, that they took on Apple that way, it's CR how should be held to the HIGHEST STANDARD, and REQUIRED to test ALL PHONES as closely as they did with iPhone 4!!!! That would be the ONLY way for them to remain sort of CREDIBLE!!!! Seeing how many have criticized them for their previous performance, CR itself has a CREDIBILITY ISSUE!!!
I am counting days to get my iPhone 4, and MacBook Pro 17' all maxed out BTO!!!!
Thanks to all for your Comment!