Latest on iPhone 4: Apple to hold press conference on Friday; Microsoft COO mocks Apple

Latest on iPhone 4: Apple to hold press conference on Friday; Microsoft COO mocks Apple
Microsoft COO Kevin Turner today mocked Apple by saying that, "It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista and I'm okay with that." Comparing the iPhone 4 to Microsoft's less than stellar Windows Vista OS release, Turner made the comments during his keynote speech during Microsoft's Worldwide Partner's Conference in Washington D.C. While taking another shot at the iPhone, Turner also remembered to say some positive comments about the Redmond based firm's upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system. The COO said, "One of things I want to make sure you know today is that you're gonna be able to use a Windows Phone 7 and not have to worry about how you're holding it to make a phone call." His comments were the same shot at the iPhone's "death grip" problem that Verizon and Motorola took in a recent full page ad for the Motorola DROID X that launches Thursday. Touching the lower left corner of the handset apparently results in the loss of signal strength, a problem that Apple claims is due to a software problem that results in inaccurate signal bar readings. In the early days of the problem, Apple CEO Steve Jobs derided those who felt that there was a hardware issue and told people that they were holding their iPhone incorrectly.

With reports swirling that a recall of the iPhone 4 would cost Apple $1.5 billion, the Cupertino based firm has announced a press conference for Friday at 10 am Pacific Time. The topic appears to be the iPhone 4 issue. It seems that the decision by Consumer Reports to not rate the phone until it is fixed has really lit a fire under Apple management. Hopefully, we will have the definitive word on the problem after this press conference and no one will be able to refute the final word-whatever it is.

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27 Comments

1. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

Well get ready folks. Steve Jobs is about to spin some REALLY BIG BULL S**T! Gather around little iSheep.

9. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

crapple sucks i cant believe that they been makin freaking iphones since 2007 n they still cant get it right.. there is always something wrong with there iphones i have alwayz wondered why dont they fuckin test them before they release them??? is it that hard to do???

14. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

As much as I hate the iPhone and generally EVERYTHING crApple makes, I must say that no matter how much testing and tweaking you do to a product....something always goes wrong!

17. mcmkone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Check out this story for the truth... i'm a fan of Apple tech but they was warned.... i guess the ignorance finally caught up with Mr Jobs and his merry men of fanboys...!!! http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/34323/apple-warned-about-iphone-antenna?

24. applesr4eating

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

Ignorance? I think it more like arrogance.

26. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

Thats ok because cell phones and operating systems have been trying to copy and surpass the iphone and still cant get it right.. I am constantly told apps on Android are far worse than iOS..

2. ekie84

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 02, 2010

ahhh i love my morning coffee *sign iMug

3. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Ladies and gentleman, the product you have all been using has been or carefully designed global unity test project. You have all just taken part in a happening. The now we knows how people want to hold their iPhones while they talk, text and surf. Our databases have compiled the information and we will be dispensing the "official iPhone4 beta mark two A" August 12th. Pending a series of internal investigations and plausible lawsuits we expect delays to be minimal and the iPhone4 launch Erik take place add timely as possible. Most likely, you won't have as chance in hell of having one till November. And for those dedicated believers in my bile who have been so eager, patient and dumber than a bag of Hammers... the white iPhone4 will be treated with great integrity and released when we release i5. That's right folks, I'm proud to announce we ate jumping straight to i5. Look its white. By popular demand, Zechs we deliver or products with the highest if standards permitting we waive all restocking fees and lower our prices. The bonus is now we WILL be offering everyone.... are you ready fur thus? We are very proud to say that every one will be getting... no, ha.. not a free bumper... this is incredible... we at Apple will include a coupon to get fifty percent of the video apps "how to hold your iPhone". This is of course limited to the first second andt third generation of i4 and i5s. Its a great savings as it would normally be available for $97.99. My job is to stand here shoveling, ha so please don't ask the math on your savings. " Found this Steve jobs practice speech for Friday in the back of a taxi that smelled of sex. . Let's see how the official tweaked version goes.

4. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

LMAO. Good to see Jobs has a plan.

5. android_hitman unregistered

hahahahahaha your crazy :))

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This guy has WAY too much time on his hands.

16. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

just sayin, is all. :)

21. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL... for reals... but iSheep would believe every word of this and lay down the peddily 97.99 b/c "IT IS MADE BY APPLE IT HAS TO BE GOOD!" Made me laugh.

6. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

they are going to announce that they are giving away free duct tape..lol

7. nova_ star

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

being the d*ck that he is, hes probably gonna say something that's gonna be a complete waste of time

8. ilia1986 unregistered

Looking forward to it. It's time to kill the worm inside the apple.

15. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I didn't think (Blow) Jobs could be killed?

10. richk

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

takes the Pi** ive got and been using vista on my laptop for the last 4 years apart from taking ten minutes to start up i think vista is ok.

12. lookitdisguy

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

I dont think just offering free bumpers is really the answer because you still have a defective unit in your hands under that bumper... Free bumpers wont REALLY fix the problem... Will it stop the signal issue? Yeah it will... But one day you might need to take that bumper off for whatever reason (wear and tear?) and you'll have to go out and BUY one next time. Even though a recall will hurt $$$ wise I think that's their best option... Their fans deserve no less. And no I dont have an iphone I use android OS only unless something else catches my eye out there.

13. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

They don't care about their customers satisfaction, all they care about is their image, they will never admit their device is flawed. Bottom line, don't expect a recall, that would mean their device is defective, they might offer free bumpers, but I think it will just be more of the same BS we've been hearing all along, just spun in a different way. Steve Jobs is an egotistical maniac! I'm sure we all know someone like him, they have to be right and perfect ALL THE TIME!!

18. Inspector

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I bought an IPHONE when it first came out in Canada. I live in Toronto. I have had reception problems for over a year. I took it to an Apple Store for testing and they said it was fine. That was 12 months ago. It was still terrible. I had to get a second phone as a backup because it was always losing the Network. I also took it back to Rogers and complained and they tested it and said it was fine and told me to take it to Apple. So I got the runaround. Now I am due for an upgrade and have to get rid of this original IPHONE. It is really bad. But none of the other phone companies appear to have a library of apps that anywhere comes close to Apple. I can't find anything on the X-10 apps. Do they have any?

19. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

My friend, my advice to you is run as fast as you can if your contract is up. The Android platform may not have as many apps as Apple, but they are growing. And when it comes down to it, would you rather have a device that works, or is hit or miss?

25. applesr4eating

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

Android is catching up quickly in the apps department. So do you consider your iPhone to be a PDA or a cell phone first? If you can't use it a as a cell phone what good is it, except as a high tech toy for checking your email?

20. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

It seems that Apple is having what has come to be known as a "Toyota Moment"

22. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

WHOOOOAH!!! Batton down the hatches! M$ just fired one across the bow.

23. Univice

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

This antenna issue is more than just a "don't touch that spot" problem ... A work associate of mine just returned his iphone 4 within the 30 day return policy because - even with the cover he purchased with it - this weekend he was fishing in a more remote area and reception was lost on his iphone 4 but his spouses $30 phone on the same network had fine reception which he didn't get until half way back from his trip. In addition to this there seems to be a bluetooth problem reported today athttp://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/add-bluetooth-to-the-iphone-4-list-of-woe-updated/7588?tag=nl.e589.

28. dumbgreat unregistered

this is the only product that we have to wait for long time before we can have it...hehe..

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