Apple antenna engineer had concerns about iPhone 4 dropping calls
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10. ajmoore88 (Posts: 25; Member since: 13 Apr 2008)
Says the fanboy. I personally love watching apple squirm.
16. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
Agreed, it's time for Apple to realize they're human too and not some perfect entity that's unstopable. Humans aren't perfect and neither is Apple. Apple has also held their nose up in the air too long, bout time they learn the definition of HUMBLE.
2. Gowireless (Posts: 85; Member since: 23 Feb 2010)
who cares about the crapple that dont work DROID DOES
3. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
At least report it correctly. The software issue was not tied to the dropped calls.
17. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
Maybe not, but you have to see how the media works. If there's a design flaw they'll talk about that. But if there's anything else it's like icing on the cake. The media looks for jucy news and since Apple has had so much success (like making AT&T likable, sort of) they'll do anything to report it.
19. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
They should report both, just as separate issues. Don't say one relates to the other.
4. Univice (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
This antenna issue is more than just a "don't touch that spot" problem ... A work associate of mine just returned his iphone 4 within the 30 day return policy because even with the cover he bought with it - this weekend while fishing in a more remote area reception was lost on his iphone 4 but his spouses $30 phone on the same network had fine reception which he didn't get until half way back from his trip. In addition to this there seems to be a bluetooth problem reported today athttp://www.zdnet.com/blog/appl
5. dotdotdot (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Jun 2010)
How could a showing of the wrong number of bars lead to no service and dropped calls when holding it "the wrong way"??? If it doesnt have service, thats not because the number of bars shown is wrong! Apple is just correcting a problem that should have been corrected years ago...
6. messiah (Posts: 434; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
HAHAHAHAHAHAH defence? let's see how steve digs this grave.... i mean, really, when the designers say "there is an issue..." you might want to listen up. The return program shoud be coming out of Stevo's pocket, not the company, because he acted despite the interests of the designers, the company and THE CUSTOMERS.
7. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Wow - now a US senator get's involved!! What's next? Nuclear war because the iPhone 4 lost reception while guiding a ballistic missile via Google maps? Steve was right - they seriously need to make a movie out of it : 007: One Bar of Solace
11. thatdude1 (unregistered)
Ilia, it's a problem that needs to be fixed asap. The fact that steve jobs keeps dancing around the issue is making MY feet hurt. You consistently bash Nokia, but think people should not bash apple when there is a legit problem that should have already been addressed? Bull. They need to correct this problem, even you know that.
12. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I never said otherwise. I'ts just funny that this thing is treated like a national emergency. I don't think people shouldn't bash Apple. They continue to make one mistake after another. I'm just saying that the situation where every 30 seconds we hear about this antennae issue is funny.
18. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
This is just evidence that the industry allowed Apple to become way too powerful. They're just a computer/phone manufacturer but they became red carpet walking yuppies who thinks they can't make mistakes.
8. messiah (Posts: 434; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
curiously, why is Ruben allowed to speak up now? wouldn't have have signed a gag order contract with Apple? something doesn't add up here.
13. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
STOP, PLEASE, STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough of this iphone crap, media hype, bad press, etc. as it only adds the to hype and supposed mystique of a phone that is inferior in many ways to an ANDROID phone....
14. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Like in Harry Potter, we need a new and alternate name to the iphone - the phone that drops calls? it, at the bottom of my garbage can?? Something different.....the more we mention the name of this over-hyped phone, the more powerful it becomes, more than any of us could ever imagine.....lol
15. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)
WOW more same old same old. some one in apple blaming others. That guy must want steve jobs, CEO position.