Anonymous, 17 Jul 2010Defective? It sold over 3 million units in 3 weeks. Not bad for a defective unit, ... moreGood lord! Your reasoning is beyond ..... Did you know that the HTC Desire Clone has sold over 72 million units in China since Feb? Apple has not sold close that many iPhones even in 3 years altogether. That must mean that HTC Desire China Clone is perfect phone, have no defects and must clearly be superior product to iPhone?
Iphone is so "popularity" scam is marketed by Apple in simple way yet clever way. You do realize that iPhone does not actually have a big customer base right? It's the same 12 million iPeople that keeps bying it over and over again every year.
This is how Apple survives, because of iFanboys like you that walk around with "Steve says this and Steve says that" playing through your iPods every morning. New customers would never fall for this iPhone 4 nonsense.
iFan keep defending yourself. keep brainwashing. Dont ever wake up, because if you do, we cant no longer make fun of you.
I think and feel that Steve Jobs is the best marketing individual in this planet .... you can check his antenna press conference on 16th July 2010 in Apple site ...
1st, he asked the users not to grip the phone in such a way ....
2nd, he tried to change physics by SW update
I guess if there will be no coverage, but using updated SW -> it shows good signal coverage. I guess it would make Apples relationship worst with AT&T, as end customer will point the finger to AT&T then. And the idea was skipped.
3rd, today in the press conference he was proving that every Smartphones have weak spot, like iphone 4 ...
http://www.apple.com/antenna/ ..... comparing with Blackberry Bold 9700, HTC .. and Samsung smartphone ... anyway none of the smartphones (3 NOKIA models, 4 Blackberry models, One Samsung) in my home have got the trouble in a way what was showed in the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKIcaejkpD4 .... iphone antenna song … it’s cool
4th, today he provided a solution to use a bumper (or casing) ... it makes more sense now.
That’s for sure; he will not mention that the problem is related with the aggressive industrial design for such a complicated wireless device (with 7 or 8 radio) -> using phone outer case or structure metal as antenna without any non-conductive material coating. iphone 4 antenna simply changes its physical length when gripping on the weak spot as human body is not like insulator. Therefore antenna has got different resonance frequency than what it should get. This is very simple!!!
And for this, Apple doesn’t need 18 antenna scientists/engineers with PhD degree and 100 million worth of antenna chambers.
The data or statistics what he provided today -> those sound nice, but not close to reality! He is simply making us fool ...
Aple showed couple of mobile phones dropping bars, yet none of the fones was a Nokia
Apple shot itself in the foot.oh well good luck iphone4 owners in calling, if not theres alway facetime and u guys can share gossip with each other, we don't wana know :p
Yabai.Youth, 17 Jul 2010It's upsetting because Apple is handling this issue with utter disrespect for the consumer. It... moreIf people want a flawless handset why dont they go for a NOKIA 6310 and call it LIFE......use it have battery replaced from time to time....all want there phones to have music wonderful camera touch options beautiful OS office capabilities.......blahblahblah blah.....but not ready to accept a few problems once in a while......people go *&%# urselves.....
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2010Oh so now we're selling our dignity, lol. And that affects you because we're close? &nbs... moreWow..3 million is such a biggest number!!!
So if you said that..that means you and the other 2999999millions people are admited the problems/issue brought to you all by appl e???
I dont think people from the number you said (3 millions)is all come from new iphone fan..many of them are already a fan before the iphone 4 leaked..I means iphone 3g or 3gs users..
You know who the guy let all of you become laughingstock..st3ve j0b..appl e..I no need to buy cellphone to all of you but juz turn back your problems phone to your compan y as st3ve j0b said before..
Said about the antenna strength problem is suff with all phones..and it is juz a standar d problem may has for every phone users sometimes..
After that..blame the issue to their iphone 4 d esign..but appl e said to the people you re holding wrong..!?
Next..told their consumer that new i0s 4.o.1 can fix the antenna strength problem..everyone knew appl e is a big lier and this become scam..how come a hardware problem can fixing through the updating software??? This is clearly shown that appl e treated their consumer likes a f0ol..
Now..free plastic case..but this is not the point..the point is"turn back your iphone 4".. Maybe this words will make s ense to many ppl..appl e is starting to lying again..
The person who must solve or handl e this problem on this stage is appl e st3ve j0b..so all of you should complainted to your fruity company how come you ask me for buying cellphone to you all icrap..this is not my responsibility..anyway..Im juz dropping my comments here..
Honestly..I juz pity on all of you..
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2010Utter disrespect? It's either you accept their explanation or you don't. If you do... moreYou also forget that there are many iPhone 4 owners who share a similar sentiment as I do. In no way did I say that everybody should be annoyed as I am.
Why should Apple undergo a recall? Because it is good business to do so; and not just consumer relation wise, but also for monetary reasons; because it is about taking full responsibility instead of just providing a "band-aid" for the problem. Don't forget, Apple is knowingly selling a defective product, and untill they fully eliminate this problem, it is wrong to do so, regardless if the consumer is aware of the problem or not. :)
thanks apple for the update, i will be first in line to buy one in Australia. People are reading this all wrong from the web. and what apple is doing is far more than other mobile companies but because your the biggest in the market right now your always going to be a target. i have this for those who don't like it don't buy it that simple.
Yabai.Youth, 17 Jul 2010It's upsetting because Apple is handling this issue with utter disrespect for the consumer. It... moreUtter disrespect? It's either you accept their explanation or you don't. If you don't, then don't buy the iphone or return it. Why demand for a recall when we can just return it for a full refund? Just because you are upset, it doesn't mean the rest of us would be :)
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2010Defective? It sold over 3 million units in 3 weeks. Not bad for a defective unit, ... moreWonderful logic. If a product sells in large quantities, it has to be flawless. There is no way anybody could be manipulated with advertising or hype to purchase a defective product; which means we no longer need Quantitative Marketing Research because all that is required to label a product as defective or not can be determined solely on units purchased.
Anonymous, 17 Jul 20100.55% my ass! Why do you people keep beleiving this nonsense. Anyone with any common sense can... moreSo if it's not .55%, what is it then? If Apple is lying, then let them. They're the ones who's going to suffer the consequences not you.
So now you don't like it that Steve voiced out. But then you also didn't like it when Steve was silent about this matter. Lol.
If Apple is going down, why do even try this hard? Lol. Apple does not owe anyone. It's not a big loss for Apple.
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2010Wow, 223 comments so far. Mostly bad comments from non-iphone users, hahahaha. Why... moreIt's upsetting because Apple is handling this issue with utter disrespect for the consumer. It is beyond me how a company which has built it's image with anti-mainstream ideas, can suddenly turn around and treat their customers with such disregard to the problem and their customers experiences; going as far as to claim that the phone wasn't being held the "correct" way and trying to push all blame onto AT&T. Now, finally once they have admitted to a faulty design, they refuse to recall and replace defective merchendise while continuing to sell the defective product on the market. This is why it is upsetting. Apparently Apple and the rest of the world have a very contrasting definition of what it means to "Think Differently".
First they said you were holding it wrong, then said its a software issue, and now they say only .55% is effected? this is a companies responsibility to make sure they have a perfect product, People have gone ga-ga over a defective product, which isnt properly implemented with the dual antenna design. right now if you are SATISFIED with the faulty design and want to put something on it and if it DOES satisfy your needs then go ahead and keep it. But eventually when the IPHONE 4 hype goes down you are going to be irritated by its design flaw and eventually going to return your product, already friends of mine have returned it due to this problem, So unless apple re-designs the new antenna issue, theres no way were going to go for a perfect Iphone.
BrianAW, 17 Jul 2010$29 US Dollar buying consumers dignity!!! $29 US Dollar buying to yourself a dignity!!! ... moreOh so now we're selling our dignity, lol. And that affects you because we're close? Lol. Since you seem to care for us so much. Can you buy us cell phones? You don't want us to be laughing stocks right? So please buy us cell phones. All 3 million of us :)
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2010What? Steve Jobs gives free case as consolation prize to users who have just bought his defect... moreDefective? It sold over 3 million units in 3 weeks. Not bad for a defective unit, hahahahaha.
Work it out, 17 Jul 2010If Apple can treat customers with such a disrespect and blame them initially for holding the p... moreOh ok. But didn't Apple said that everyone can return their iphones? So let's see if users will indeed return their iphones. Also, the iphone already sold over 3 million units :) I guess that makes you mad huh?
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2010Android dont belongs to any brand....just pay for the copyright then you can use it..... actu... moresamsung and se did not have their own smartphone os so they used others. Nokia's smart os was symbian which it helped develop. I think samsung and se did help a fair bit too. Because of this reason, Android is a threat to symbian so nokia will not switch because they are the foundation keeping symbian afloat. Samsung just recently developed bada.