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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source: MacRumors via Engadget

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