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

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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10 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

4. PhoneMaster

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 01, 2010

lol...very true...

5. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 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.

8. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

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....

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

9. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

+1000 if I could!

6. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

10. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 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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