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Jobs attempt to compare iPhone screens affected by clogged Wi-Fi network

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Jobs attempt to compare iPhone screens affected by clogged Wi-Fi network
Not everything ran smoothly for Apple CEO Steve Jobs during today's introduction of the iPhone 4. Jobs wanted to show off the new, spectacular resolution of the iPhone 4 with a side-by-side comparison with the iPhone 3GS, using the New York Times web site as the model. As the browser struggled to load the page, Jobs joked, "You can help me out if you're on Wi-Fi and just get off," which invoked a giggle from the CEO himself, and a mighty roar from the audience. After he continued to struggle, he admitted, "I don't know what's wrong with our networks," before switching to back up phones. But when the back up phones also failed to work, Apple technicians looked to find the answer. "Well jeez, I don't like this," said Jobs. Check out the action on the video below.

Apple iPhone 4 Specifications

source: YouTube via Gizmodo

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Haha I know what your problem is! YOU ARE RUNNING ON AT&T!!!!!!!

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 20:31

2. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


posted on 07 Jun 2010, 21:28

12. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)

He was using Wi-Fi. Your comment is irrelevant. Please try again.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 21:56

14. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Really? So you think if you put two completely different phone devices together on the same wifi network, they would run and download at the same speeds? No sorry, try again yourself.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 23:53

18. Vegas89 (Posts: 51; Member since: 15 Mar 2010)


posted on 08 Jun 2010, 11:36

28. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)

I wonder why he was running on WiFi instead of on AT&T's network, so I think you need to try again. I can't stand Jobs, but he is a smart man and he has to know that all of those people there were going to be connecting to their WiFi but he still opted to take his chance with WiFi than with AT&T's network....actions, my friend, speak much louder than words and his relunctance to even attempt to connect to AT&T's network even when WiFi kept failing speaks volumes in itself.

posted on 08 Jun 2010, 14:12

31. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

Not too irrelevant...it should should have been able to run off it's network's 3G and not have to depend on WiFi...but that's At&t for you...always dependent on the use of WiFi.

posted on 08 Jun 2010, 14:37

32. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

lol he actually said "no, were not gonna connect to the network" lol. he knew they had no coverage in there :). Like ya said.. speaks volumes.

posted on 09 Jun 2010, 09:46

34. ICanAffordVZW (Posts: 123; Member since: 15 Dec 2008)

why did shimmy get negatives?? He is right, Jobs was running the demo using WiFi... Granted he wouldn't have had any better results using 3G, but still.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 20:37

3. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)

At&t jobs world not delivered

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 20:39

4. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)

Yeah my evo 4g would have loaded the nytimes in seconds even with flash all I have to say is (FAIL!!!!)and I don't care what the resolution is 960x640 it still won't look as good as the evo because the screen is to small bigger is better bottom line Haha ddddrrrroooiiiidddd!!!! And also he wouldn't have had that problem if he used the evo 4g hotspot to bad so sad.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 21:16

9. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Bigger is not always better. The screen size is actually a negative for me because it makes the phone so gigantic. The Evo is really big....no joke (I just came back from best buy a few minutes ago.) It's good for the camera and web browsing, but other than that they could have gotten away with making it slightly smaller. I went to the Android Market to look at apps and the words on the screen were gigantic. Why? I'm not blind!! It's so unnecessary. The iPhone can use a screen size increase, but I hope it never gets that big. I'd like to be able to walk with my phone in my pocket and not in my hands/holster. My iPhone already leaves a bulge in my pants. I think the Droid/Nexus One's screen size is a reasonable one. But I have to agree, today was an AT&T fail. I'd be banging my head on a wall of I were them.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 21:40

13. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)

Yeah a lot of people think its to big but its a matter of opinion but this situation must have been embarrassing to Steve I know he was mad but he deserves it but apple need something game changing all they did was keep up with the competition you always have to one up your competitors they failed to do this now HTC is going to come out with this scorpion phone with 1.5ghz processor and who knows what else this phone is capable of . Apple is falling behind they are not keeping up with HTC or Samsung

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 21:58

15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

It might be too big for you if you're the guy with the tiny hands from the burger king commericals. Just kidding, but I like the size of the device, its great for videos, texting, web, and gaming.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 23:05

17. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1298; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)

What type of pants do you wear..tights.LMAO In my hands this phone is the proper size, and It doesn't bulge in my pants pocket at all. I even fit it in a leather case being sold on the market for phones made pre EVO. You may have a size issue with your little hands but my size 13 almost 5" wide palm has no problem with the EVO's size. This is a matter of preference as you say so please don't hype the big, because people should go and handle the phone and decide if it really is as monsterous as you make it out to be.....No gurly men with dainty hands need apply! lol

posted on 08 Jun 2010, 07:46

22. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

The footprint of the evo is only slightly larger than the iPhone 3G/3GS. I placed a coworker's iPhone 3GS on top of mine, aligning the bottom corner. You could only see a little bit hanging out on top, and the side. The iPhone just has a much larger bezel around the screen than the Evo. If the Evo is too big, the iPhone is going to be too big for you, too...

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 20:46

5. The Zune Lune (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

iJoke fails to deliver (again) and yet people cheered for things other phones have had for, literally years (multi-tasking, 5 megapixel camerea with a flash) and yet, still, no Adobe Flash, only 5 megapixel camera, no wifi tethering, need I go on? Jobs' meltdown brought me tremendous satisfaction.

posted on 08 Jun 2010, 14:40

33. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

i cant beleive its only a 5mpx. thats really just average right now. how many more times do they think they can sell the same phone with minor upgrades every year and have idiots buy them... oh wait.. were talkin about ibots here... nevermind.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 20:49

6. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

He was actually using wi-fi...

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 21:04

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

so? I have the droid and my roommate has the 3gs. On the same wifi connection. Droid always is faster in downloads.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 21:03

7. oddmanout (Posts: 443; Member since: 22 May 2009)

jobs asked if anyone had any ideas to fix the problem and someone shouted "Verizon!" all jokes aside. they really should. or even a 4g version on sprint. at&t sucks. but w/e though. I'm sticking with my evo and not looking back!

posted on 08 Jun 2010, 01:22

19. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

That was my favorite part of the video. Verizon is the solution to the iPhone. As soon as Jobs figures this out he may end up the richest man on this side of the hemisphere. I like Android but I have to admit this new iPhone has some kick to it, for an iPhone anyway. I'm not saying its cool by the iCult thought. I'm a tech geek so I have to give an honest un-biased opinion. I have to admit this new iPhone will probably start another Android vs. iPhone war. The only thing that will hurt this model is AT&T's crappy network. Put this phone on Verizon and you'll see a disturbance in the force lol.

posted on 08 Jun 2010, 09:43

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

That war is still being fought my friend....hopefully it always will be! Because we will win.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 21:24

10. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

You folks are way off base - the way a phone connects to Wifi is primarily phone software, so just like EVO 4G, maybe IPHONE 4 will have a WiFi connectivity issue - we shall see....

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 21:26

11. chris2283 (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Feb 2010)

Hahahaha gayt&t !!!! Way to go , that just goes to show you what kind of network at&t has lmao. If you were gonna make a new iphone wouldn't you add some exciting things to the new model besdides stuff other phones already have??? Like really apple come on the hd2 the evo 4g the my touch slide even my moto cliq I would take over any iphone any day. I have had a 5 megapixel camera for a while now lol . The only thing going for the iphone is the friggin games and that's about it.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 22:03

16. iheartblueberry (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)

LOL Steve, your company is traveling down the same path they did about 20 years ago when Microsoft kicked your ass. Im sorry but I love seeing a proprietary company like Apple get dumped on over and over again. Google will own you Jobs. Just wait.

posted on 08 Jun 2010, 02:11

20. plyfulgentleman (Posts: 43; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)

OOOHHHH MEEEEE OOOHHH MY HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN!!! WOW!!! did they even test it before Jobs went out there and wrecked the whole show...wow! bye bye AT&T...what now? after that debacle or debacles should i say tiered pricing and this...I just dont know anymore...Comment pls.

posted on 08 Jun 2010, 08:43

24. bgapfire (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)

People, it was a clogged wifi network!!! Can we please read and stop trying to continously bash AT&T? It was running off of Sprint's wifi network. Please listen to the video or read the transcript!

posted on 08 Jun 2010, 09:45

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

It's so funny though! Doesn't matter what network type it was on, still funny!

posted on 08 Jun 2010, 13:13

29. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

LOL, now it all makes sense!!!

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