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

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


FEATURED VIDEO

34 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

2. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

LOL

12. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

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

14. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

18. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

Lmao

28. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

31. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

34. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 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.

3. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

At&t jobs world not delivered

4. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 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.

9. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

13. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 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

15. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

17. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 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

22. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 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...

5. The Zune Lune

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 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.

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

6. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

He was actually using wi-fi...

8. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

7. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 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!

19. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 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.

26. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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....

11. chris2283

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 28, 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.

16. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 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.

20. plyfulgentleman

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 17, 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.

24. bgapfire

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 08, 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!

27. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

29. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

LOL, now it all makes sense!!!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.