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To all those that think the solution to the problem is using a bumper that costs $29, you are either fiscally irresponsible or just foolish. I paid $199 for a phone that should work as promised without having to purchase another product to make it work. I never had problems with my 3G or 3GS. I never had reception problems with either of them and used them all over the U.S.A. and for 16 days in Australia. With my IP4 I have had reception problems and I never hold my phone in the left hand or touching the lower left corner. Returning the phone is not an option. Apple's response to all of this has been very disappointing! While I generally don't support Sen. Schumer I'm glad he wrote the letter.
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Returning the phone is not an option.

why not? if enough people that are having this problem actually started doing this, Apple would make some big fixes and make them fast. i have another week to return my phone, and i'm seriously considering it... just wondering what to pick up for the short term until an iP4 hardware fix is finished.
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why not? if enough people that are having this problem actually started doing this, Apple would make some big fixes and make them fast. i have another week to return my phone, and i'm seriously considering it... just wondering what to pick up for the short term until an iP4 hardware fix is finished.

I've already sold my 3GS. AT&T would make me pay full price for another phone and I will never do that.
post #124 of 198
Mr Schumer Sir
The people of the US have extended to you the honour of being a Senator with its rights, privileges and responsibilities. Perhaps if you and your counter parts would have be more diligent about matters that were clearly your concern. Deep water drilling for example . Not areas which you yourself hint at as being handled very ably by a company which does care about its products and clients. Then all the millions of people of five Gulf states would be far better off than they are presently and will be for the foreseeable future.
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post #125 of 198
It's good to see an elected official looking after his constitutes and not wasting time denying marriage rights or pushing for tax cuts for the rich in a time of inherited economic turmoil.

But I digress... My iPhone 4 is working fine.
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Originally Posted by Masterz1337 View Post

So a senator agrees and backs up the majority of people's opinions and frustrations with the new iPhone, and decides to use his power and status to help the people who elected him, and you're all complaining. Good grief.

Really? The majority of people's opinions? Care to show the data where you found that the majority of iPhone owners are having problems? And even if you can, maybe you can explain why they're not being returned en masse.

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Q: Who stands to gain most from bad iPhone press?
A: Google Android

Q: How do you get the media to write even more about a consumer product issue?
A: Have a prominent government official complain in public about it.

Q: Why would a NY Senator do Google's bidding?
A: Follow the money

Campaign Contributions by Google PAC to Schumer:

2009-2010: $4900
2007-2008: $1000

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/...ycle=2009-2010

And CEO Schmidt gave Schumer the max: $2400 in the general and $2400 in the primary this year.

http://www.newsmeat.com/ceo_politica...ic_Schmidt.php

Who knows what other Google money has flowed into Schumer's pockets.

So yes, Google can buy a few minutes of a Senator's time to pay for more bad press for a competitor at a crucial moment. The favor was called in.

When you look at the macro scale, Google is one of the heaviest contributors to PACs and other congressional election funds. I believe they're by far the largest tech contributor, out-spending Apple by something like 20:1.

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Originally Posted by tt92618 View Post

Your theory runs along the lines that for less that $10,000 in campaign contributions, this senator would bring his influence to bear 'for hire'. Forget the fact that campaigns cost millions upon millions of dollars to run... The money from Google's CEO is the important stuff.... The stuff that really moves the senator's hand.

You're making a silly false dichotomy. There's no reason to believe that a senator is either 100% unbiased or 100% evil. That level of contribution buys access. When Google is one of the top 10 contributor's to a senator's campaign, if they pick up the phone, they're going to be heard. Especially when the senator can look like some kind of consumer rights hero while doing it.

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Originally Posted by desarc View Post

do you HONESTLY believe that this letter was written because Google told him to write it?.

No one ever made such a claim.

There are a number of facts:

1. Google is the largest tech contributor to Congress - outspending Apple many-fold.
2. This senator chose to write a complaint about an Apple phone which is a direct competitor to Google. He has apparently never written a letter to any other phone manufacturer about deficiencies in their products. In fact, I haven't seen any evidence that he's EVER written such a letter to ANYONE.
3. Apple has a long history of taking care of its customers. The problem has been out for less than a month and Apple is exploring its options. It's far too early for this type of panic.


Now, I doubt if Google's contributions to one senator bought them anything. But their $100 M being spread around the halls of Congress certainly gets them a credibility and visibility greater than companies that don't spend that kind of money.
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post #127 of 198
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Originally Posted by jb510 View Post

I have a lot of respect for Senator Schumer and this isn't the first time he has gotten involved in consumer protection matters. I don't see anything wrong with the letter, letters like this get written all the time by senators and representatives.

The timing of the letter is a bit questionable. Apple has already announced a press conference. While I suspect the letter was already in the works, why release it between the announcement of the PC and the PC. It makes it look like he's setting himself up to take credit for whatever comes out of the PC which would be complete BS.

For the record I think Apple has little to no obligation to offer a solution to this aside from directions "not to hold your phone like that".

If they do offer a solution I hope the call it the cry baby band aid and it's a 1" piece of flesh colored tape you apply to the bottom left corner of the phone.

Anyone who is unhappy can get a full refund. Therefore, there is no reason for Schumer or any government agency to get involved. Why people are suing instead of returning their phones shows what a screwed up legal system we have. As an Apple stock holder, I hope they address the problem by giving away bumpers to prior owners and coating the antenna in the future so those with sweaty hands cannot cause the electrical interference. But even if they don't, it is not the government's job to get involved in this case.
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post #129 of 198
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Originally Posted by Boogerman2000 View Post

Maybe you should perform a bit of research before posting like a self entitled idiot.


http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-bl...-letter-to-ceo

More grandstanding by the Senator, but at least its something.

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post #130 of 198
According to all the research, when people are asked, "Which 'profession' would you consider the most honest?" reporters, lawyers and politicians are virtually tied at the bottom of the survey, if they make the list at all.

But lets be honest. Bloggers are equally nefarious, and invariably, we can't see over the top of the holes we dig ourselves into.

Perhaps we need a site where shovels aren't allowed. Obviously, we don't know how to hold them.
post #131 of 198
So what part of the following sentence, do you folks and your stupid media and politicians, don't understand:
"...take the !@#$%^& iPhone 4 back and get a 100% refund if it doesn't work for you".

This is just un-F-ing-believable!!! So what's next? Force-feeding Flash on iDevices?

You're goin' the way of the Romans America!

You're collapsing under the weight of your own self-importance, collective stupidity, and erroneous and ineffective political and legal systems.

Someone above said it sarcastically, but many of you believe truthfully, that this antenna issue is an "international crisis". You're beyond help!
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post #132 of 198
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Seriously, do you really think he just woke up this morning and decided, "Hey, I'm going to write a letter to Apple about this iPhone antenna thing."

More likely, his office is getting bombarded with phone calls, emails and letters saying, "Apple is screwing us with this iPhone 4 antenna," his staff have been looking into it for a couple of weeks, the CR no recommendation recommendation comes out, and it's just coincidence that his letter was released today.

That is my point. I don't think he woke up this morning and decided to write the letter. He decided to write the letter just before the conference. Why not wait until after if what is proposed is unsatisfactory?

If it is a coincidence that his letter came out today, then he is not educated enough on what Apple is doing and therefore is not in a position to write such a letter.
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Originally Posted by ThePixelDoc View Post

So what part of the following sentence, do you folks and your stupid media and politicians, don't understand:
"...take the !@#$%^& iPhone 4 back and get a 100% refund if it doesn't work for you".

This is just un-F-ing-believable!!! So what's next? Force-feeding Flash on iDevices?

You're goin' the way of the Romans America!

You're collapsing under the weight of your own self-importance, collective stupidity, and erroneous and ineffective political and legal systems.

Someone above said it sarcastically, but many of you believe truthfully, that this antenna issue is an "international crisis". You're beyond help!

OK.

I am the first to admit, you phrased it better than I did.
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Originally Posted by macinthe408 View Post

Afghanistan, Iraq, BP, unemployment, financial crisis, Sarah Palin, and now iPhone.

Our politicians sure have their hands full these days.

Seriously. WTF?!
post #135 of 198
Wow, there is some serious anger going on in this thread. It is just a phone.

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Originally Posted by Hatchet View Post

Boogerman2000... too late. Besides, why can't you address the merits of my theory instead of trying to make lame attempts at being funny?

I personally don't see any merit to the argument which speaks of silly conspiracy, Hence my "unfunny" reply.. I agree with desarc, below.

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do you HONESTLY believe that this letter was written because Google told him to write it?

He is a media whore writing about what's big in the media right now, and has ALWAYS been big on consumer protection. This letter fits perfectly into his character, not into corporate puppeteering.
if you're going to speculate about who asked him to write it, start with his three kids.

Chuck loves chuck. He and Markowitz are the media whores of NYC and BK, respectively. Howevs, there is usually substance to the issues with which Shumer address, at least those that I am aware of. Not so sure about Marty.
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Originally Posted by ThePixelDoc View Post

So what part of the following sentence, do you folks and your stupid media and politicians, don't understand:
"...take the !@#$%^& iPhone 4 back and get a 100% refund if it doesn't work for you".

This is just un-F-ing-believable!!! So what's next? Force-feeding Flash on iDevices?

You're goin' the way of the Romans America!

You're collapsing under the weight of your own self-importance, collective stupidity, and erroneous and ineffective political and legal systems.

Someone above said it sarcastically, but many of you believe truthfully, that this antenna issue is an "international crisis". You're beyond help!

While this is painful to read, I'm afraid that you aren't far off... The hysterics surrounding this PR debacle are unreal, and I see the Fandroids out there fanning the flames with their own misguided ways.
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Originally Posted by TomBombadil View Post

That is my point. I don't think he woke up this morning and decided to write the letter. He decided to write the letter just before the conference. Why not wait until after if what is proposed is unsatisfactory?

If it is a coincidence that his letter came out today, then he is not educated enough on what Apple is doing and therefore is not in a position to write such a letter.

It's quite probable that this letter was prepared for distribution yesterday, before Apple even announced its press conference, so, yes, I think it's entirely coincidental, but that that has nothing to do with whether he and his staff know what's going on. Frankly, I suspect he knows a lot more about what is going on related to this issue than most of the people here do about how a Senator's office works, or our government in general, for that matter.
post #139 of 198
This is coming from a life long liberal democrat, Mr. Schumer, Shut the fu#k up and do YOUR job. This country enjoys a free enterprise economy.
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Yeah, this man who has 2 degrees from Harvard and has decades of experience in politics is an "idiot".
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Just because he acts like an idiot doesn't necesarily make him an idiot ... but if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck ... etc.

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post #141 of 198
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Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post

Funny. I don't see the big deal with him writing this letter. It's not like it takes a long time to write this.

and he didn't write it... his interns did, and his aides reviewed it, and he signed it.

bottom line... This is not 'senatorial.'

Get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, Address Immigration reforms before states revolt, Wander into some Wall Street Firms and kick some *ss to get them off the gov't dole, and in general work to help the 300+million Americans, instead of some 1-2Million consumers. This isn't like a Toyota careening off the road... it's a 'oops, no signal'

As a Senator, Schumer should be all over the FCC to deal with this, not going to the 4th party.
FCC oversees wireless, so it addresses ATT and Apple
ATT provides the bandwidth and the (piss-poor) tower signal.
Apple built a great antenna, with one small flaw.

It's FCC's responsibility to oversee this, possibly the FTC, but certainly not the SOTUS.

Did any Senator complain to Westinghouse, RCA, and Zenith about the need to put aluminum foil on their rabbit ears to be able to watch the Ed Sullivan Show? No. Why does he feel this is his duty now?
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Originally Posted by AtlBuc View Post

Uhhh no the definitely have an obligation to fix this. Telling consumers to hold your phone a different way is unacceptable. Even more unacceptable is saying there isn't an issue then trying to issue a software fix to deflect what is really going on.

Responding to a different issues (Bars incorrectly displayed), is not the same as saying this issue does not exist.
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Originally Posted by Hatchet View Post

Q: Who stands to gain most from bad iPhone press?
A: Google Android

Q: How do you get the media to write even more about a consumer product issue?
A: Have a prominent government official complain in public about it.

Q: Why would a NY Senator do Google's bidding?
A: Follow the money

Campaign Contributions by Google PAC to Schumer:

2009-2010: $4900
2007-2008: $1000

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/...ycle=2009-2010

And CEO Schmidt gave Schumer the max: $2400 in the general and $2400 in the primary this year.

http://www.newsmeat.com/ceo_politica...ic_Schmidt.php

Who knows what other Google money has flowed into Schumer's pockets.

So yes, Google can buy a few minutes of a Senator's time to pay for more bad press for a competitor at a crucial moment. The favor was called in.

You've defined a motive, we know the weapon, but we don't have any proof that Google did anything of the sort of calling in such a favor. I think it's quite possible, but we don't know it to a degree that it's been proven, it's an accusation.
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Someone needs to explain to this idiot that "senator' doesn't mean 'God-emperor".

That's not the idiot that needs explaining to... it's the voters in his district and the voters in your district and the voters in my district that need to be told, "You don't have to vote for the same old piece of sh*t over and over again!" And if "Senior" Senators or Congressmen are so valued for their intelligence and wisdom, then why is our country so screwed up?!

There is not a politician today or very few at least that would serve one or two terms in the Senate, or since shorter, three or four terms in the House and the JUST LEAVE, go back to where they came from and go along with the rest of their life.

There are only three ways to get those pricks out of Washington:

1) If us pricks vote them out by electing their competitor.

2) Demanding legislation be passed into law mandating Term Limits

3) Making serving a non profit venture, yeah let's see how long they will stay when they are told that there is no retirement pension, no paid vacation, no per diem allowances, no health care, much, much tighter control on audits of what monies these guys do get not only from running election campaigns but what they are alloted by the government once into office and no other perks, like being buried in Arlington... Buy your own damn burial plot! Don't f*ck'n stick me and everyone else with the bill to get rid of your stinkin' carcass!
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post #145 of 198
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Funny. I don't see the big deal with him writing this letter. It's not like it takes a long time to write this.

I happen to like Schumer, but if Apple isn't violating any governmental regulations, he shouldn't have gotten involved. There are certainly much more onerous failures in the marketplace in which safety or monopoly is involved that should be commanding his attention.

As I see it, even if Apple is totally in the wrong, if it's not violating any laws or consumer protection regulations, it's a private matter between consumers and Apple.
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Frankly, I suspect he knows a lot more about what is going on related to this issue than most of the people here do about how a Senator's office works, or our government in general, for that matter.

Very True!
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Originally Posted by Jinpa88 View Post

Sorry, a Senator's job is not to write letter's to companies about they're, potentially, faulty products. The ONLY reason he's doing it is for the PR facetime (no pun intented ) And no, I'm not a Republican.

I will point out that

a)Apple is the biggest (by value) tech company in the country,and the iphone is pretty integral to its current worth

and

b)Schumer represents NY, which coincidently has what city? Oh yeah, NYC, which has what in it? oh yeah, the NYSE!

/yes, I'm from NY btw, and I generally like Schumer and think he's got a better handle on tech than most senators.
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post #148 of 198
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Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post

Even though this antenna thing pisses me off, Schumer needs to STFU.

IMO, Schumer will figure out a way to have his Sunday press conference even after he's dead.

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What's wrong with the Senator doing his job? Politicians are there to represent us on a very wide range of fronts that are of concern to the community. Though it's pretty unprecedented for a politician to give a crap about a single phone, I think it shows that Schumer has his finger on the pulse of what's annoying constituents. He ought be commended for gently encouraging Apple to make its phone deliver everything that users expected.

An understandable approach if you're personally not in the New York City TV market, and have to hear Schumer yammer on about something (usually lame) just in order for him to get his free air time for himself ... every #(*$# blessed week on the Sunday night news.

The joke in our household is that we know that the weekend's over when we see Schumer on TV.


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Originally Posted by stillman View Post

Smart move to write a letter the day before Apple addresses the issue. Makes the Senator look like Apple are responding to his intervention. Politicians eh? There is no stoop so low when it comes to getting themselves in the news.

This perfectly fits Schumer's MO of his Sunday night TV News airtime - - - he will claim credit for whatever Apple announces tomorrow, based on him "asking" the day before. The fact that Apple had announced the Friday press conference before he asked isn't relevant to Schumer's blantantly self-serving agenda.


I'll have to actually pay attention this next week to Schumer's Sunday Night BSfest & report back.

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Originally Posted by Masterz1337 View Post

So a senator agrees and backs up the majority of people's opinions and frustrations with the new iPhone, and decides to use his power and status to help the people who elected him, and you're all complaining. Good grief.

Majority? Could you provide your sources that show a million dissatisfied iPhone 4 owners?
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post

You've defined a motive, we know the weapon, but we don't have any proof that Google did anything of the sort of calling in such a favor. I think it's quite possible, but we don't know it to a degree that it's been proven, it's an accusation.

Yes. It's just a theory, not so much an accusation. Even if my theory were true, it wouldn't be provable because it's not like Schmidt would get on the phone with Schumer. Instead, the idea probably came out of Google's PR department and they called Schumer's aides and said, "hey, we chipped in, can you help out?" And some aide went to Schumer and said, "Hey sign off on this letter. There is little political fall out and we can help an ally."

And I am not saying any of this is illegal. Or even immoral. But it is probable :-)
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Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post

Seriously, do you really think he just woke up this morning and decided, "Hey, I'm going to write a letter to Apple about this iPhone antenna thing."

Yes because he is a media whore
Yes because if you look at his past work... not Google it cause all you get are other's opinions try to used the thomas.loc.gov site for all of your senator's work.
Yes because Job's stated a week ago to stay tune for a fix. If the fix was just software then why have a conference? iPhone developers already have the software fix in hand. Sure they have an NDA but it has ever stopped information from leaking.
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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

Wow, there is some serious anger going on in this thread. It is just a phone.

Quite true it is just a phone. In fact a phone with a return policy that hasn't expired. One that is still in demand. I am still waiting to get mine.

THe anger on this thread is towards a do-nothing Senator that has spent more time in 2009 and 2010 putting in bills/resolutions to honor various individuals than he has towards the top issues affecting this country. Look it up [thomas.loc.gov]

Sure I'm ok with honoring George Steinbrenner but I would let that one slide over repairing the NYS economy or child-care for working mothers or feeding the hungry... Pick any because one thing this state is not lacking is issues. Issues more important that the iPhone 4. There are more homeless in NYS than people who purchased the iPhone 4!
post #153 of 198
next time i have an issue with microsoft software or one of the other crap computer hardware companies, i'm writing a letter to this bozo and ask that he write a letter to said company for the crap product they put out.

in fact, why doesn't everyone do this? what a turd. clearly, he's not busy enough.
post #154 of 198
I guess someone is up for re-election and wants the iPhone user's vote.
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post #155 of 198
I just thank God we have Senators like Mr. Schumer who are looking out for the little stupid guy like me every day. Where would we be without him. I think I'll call his office and ask him to help me with how to operate this iPhone thing anyway. I betcha he'll know and will be happy to help. Love you Chuck.
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This is precisely what is wrong with this country. No, not the government. People who think like you do.

Amen. Its all ra-ra America until it doesn't work out in their favor.
post #157 of 198
keep in mind, NYC (schumers home state) is notorious for iPhone reception issues.. this issue has the potential to affect his constituents heavily
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Originally Posted by -hh View Post

IMO, Schumer will figure out a way to have his Sunday press conference even after he's dead.

Got a laugh from me, thanks.

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- - - he will claim credit for whatever Apple announces tomorrow, based on him "asking" the day before. The fact that Apple had announced the Friday press conference before he asked isn't relevant to Schumer's blantantly self-serving agenda.


I'll have to actually pay attention this next week to Schumer's Sunday Night BSfest & report back.

-hh

Thanks for that, it sounds as though it may be a difficult job. (BTW, I assume you'll post to this thread? If not, I suppose I can search for your recent posts.)
post #159 of 198
He's a politician and this is a current issue. Basically he's writing a letter as a public figure to see if he can get Apple to react. If they do, then it's 'votes in his pocket'. If they don't then he can say he tried and it's 'votes in his pocket'.

Smart actually.. Slimey politician smart, but smart.





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Originally Posted by addicted44 View Post

This confirms my suspicions.

A lot of the hue and cry is Google's (and probably MS's) increasing lobbying dollars at work. Apple needs to get into the lobbying business, otherwise they will never hear the end of the FCC, Congress, etc. (note how the App Store is being investigated for monopolistic practices when it is part of the iPhone which is the 2nd best selling smartphone, which is a very small part of the much much larger phone category. OTOH, Google's purchase of AdMob, the combination of 2 monopolies (web advertising, and mobile advertising) was greenlighted on the basis of competition from a non-existent competitor (iAds at the time)).

This post shouldn't be misconstrued as saying there is no iPhone 4 antenna issue. What I am trying to say is that the issue is not so major (WORST CASE situation involves users spending another $29 and using a bumper) that the FCC and Congress get involved.
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Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post

It's quite probable that this letter was prepared for distribution yesterday, before Apple even announced its press conference, so, yes, I think it's entirely coincidental, but that that has nothing to do with whether he and his staff know what's going on. Frankly, I suspect he knows a lot more about what is going on related to this issue than most of the people here do about how a Senator's office works, or our government in general, for that matter.

I'd agree with this assessment. The view here by many that it's just simple opportunism with no real interest or concern or that only the most important issues can be dealt with by the Senator shows considerable ignorance of how things work.
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