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Apple removes videos showing competing smartphones antenna performance on U.S. site

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Apple removes videos showing competing smartphones antenna performance on U.S. site
Remember the video we showed you where the Motorola DROID X was held in the throes of the infamous "Death-grip" and dropped signal bars? Apple had put a whole page of such videos up on its web site, showing other models like the BlackBerry Bold 9700, the Samsung Omnia II and the HTC Droid Eris losing bars and dropping off to no signal when gripped tightly. Apple CEO Steve Jobs ran the clips during his July 16th "Antennagate" press conference and also had it up at Apple's YouTube page. Motorola retaliated by running a full page ad in the NY Times that stated that its DROID X could be held in any manner. A more recent ad took aim at the Cupertino based firm's program to mail out free Apple bumpers to iPhone 4 buyers by saying that the DROID X does not require a "Jacket" to use properly.

In the face of the latest ad by Motorola, Apple has decided to take down the page on its U.S. site that showed the videos. If you absolutely must still view the exciting image of a cellphone's signal strength indicator dropping from the maximum number of bars down to zero and back again depending on how tightly the phone is gripped, then by all means visit Apple's Canadian site by clicking here.

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source: Apple via RedmondPie

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


guess apple doesnt like it when they cry like little babies and try to point fingers at others.. while pretending that their issue is the same as normal antenna interference... only to have everyone slap them down like the oversized bitch they are.

posted on 01 Aug 2010, 20:36

4. PhoneMaster (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Aug 2010)


lol...very true...

posted on 01 Aug 2010, 20:36

5. theman414 (Posts: 130; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)


They already got their point across. Sales are great... no need to keep the attack ad up. Now they can go back to their normal marketing mode.

posted on 02 Aug 2010, 09:29

8. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Which is what we hate....sooo the hating will continue....no matter what sales say! Get over it and stop reading if you get butt hurt over it.

posted on 01 Aug 2010, 17:10

2. cadetz (unregistered)


customers: iphone 4 have a death grip and should not be in the market iphone4 : (whining)... well... they are doing it too... nokia, motorola, HTC, samsung... customers: well... it was not as obvious in other brands... o_O iphone4 : that's your problem... your fault, all your fault... you suppose to use bluetooth and NOT touch the left corner, you stupid lefties customers: ahhh... i use my bluetooth in car, yes... but in other times, i like to hold my phone and have an intimate hand to phone rubbing experience... iphone4 : ... i'll tell mommy and daddy about it... they will make another little brother for me to beat you! just for laughs... don't kill me yet....

posted on 01 Aug 2010, 18:57

3. xtroid2k (Posts: 362; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


This is just sad. Apple would not have received all this bad press had they just done a few things right. Apple isn't the only company to screw up something (BP ehhemm, Toyata, The penut butter company in Geogia). All of these companies screwed up and also did a poor job fixing the problem. However apple really needs to come clean and stop playing games and just fix it. This is also a big issue for apple because apple has this repuation for some reason of being invincible. Its "TOOL" like fan base sees no wrong in apple however when microsoft comes out with vista they are the worst company in the world. I say we stop talking about apple and lets come out with real news of phones again. Thanks

posted on 02 Aug 2010, 08:27

7. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Hey, u better not be comparing apple fans to TOOL fans. TOOL fans would eat apple fans for brunch! :)

posted on 02 Aug 2010, 09:31

9. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


+1000 if I could!

posted on 02 Aug 2010, 00:12

6. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Oooo SIT DOWN APPLE! you guys know you saw where that was going. DROID DOES ANTI-IPHONE AD RAPE! xD

posted on 02 Aug 2010, 10:20

10. trentsinmypants (Posts: 312; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


For the first time EVER.....I think I've agreed with everything remixfa has said in this posting......perhaps hell has frozen over?

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