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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source: Apple via RedmondPie


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