Press conference Friday
- 07-14-2010, 08:44 PM #2
When I saw this I jumped for joy. Even though all this crap about faulty hardware and what not is going around. I am hoping, and strongly believe they will finally announce a Canadian / Other places launch date.. that would make my day.
- 07-14-2010, 08:51 PM #3
- 07-14-2010, 09:07 PM #4
This should be Interesting. Let's start a wager. Is he gonna give us bumpers or is he just announcing the update. I say he is just announcing the update and clarifying what the actual antenna issue is
- 07-14-2010, 09:19 PM #5
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- 07-14-2010, 09:45 PM #7
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- 07-14-2010, 09:54 PM #9
they are going to announce iHat, the hat that will, via bluetooth, properly turn off the screen of the iPhone when it is pressed against your head. It is also made of magical, purely designed and patented iFoil, which, when touching the iPhone 4's antenna, raises the number of bars you get to 6.
- 07-14-2010, 11:17 PM #10
- 07-15-2010, 12:48 AM #11
- 07-15-2010, 01:29 AM #12
i am thinking he will announce the update will be released friday night or monday morning. and he will probably not give away any free bumpers but i don't know something like this to be announced like this on a spur of the moment it could be a recall also.
- 07-15-2010, 08:48 AM #13
This should definitely be interesting. The most important aspect of this press conference will be the tone more so than the content. Apple has been pretty arrogant and dismissive up until this point. We need a Clinton "I feel your pain.." moment...then a solution.
- 07-15-2010, 09:18 AM #14
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- 07-15-2010, 09:39 AM #16
I see a free bumper for all (or those that want one). But they'll also reinforce that reception is still better. That the iphone 4 has received stellar reviews.
It's the cheapest way out for em. And if you think of CR as the voice of the mainstream, they've already indicated (implied) they'd change their recommendation with a free bumper. CNET possibly would give an editors choice. And so on. No doubt Apple has asked them about it.
They might possibly, and this is reaching, mention that they've also teamed up with AT&T to provide free Microcells for iphone owners experiencing reception problems in a further effort help alleviate the problem.
- 07-15-2010, 09:50 AM #17
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- 07-15-2010, 10:56 AM #19
Free bumpers for everyone is by far cheaper than a "repair" or a recall by several orders of magnitude. It really makes sense that if they choose to "do something" that is what they will do. I can't agree with cardfan more.
I think a LOT of people are going to be disappointed with the Friday announcement.
- 07-15-2010, 10:56 AM #20
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- 07-15-2010, 11:13 AM #22
But why do they need to admit it? A lot of
people seem to think admitting it will help
the issue. If people are having issues with
their current iPhone antennas due to hard-
ware, then I don't see how saying "we effed
up" is really going to help IMO.
How about the majority who do not have an
issue with it... admitting there is a problem
may put thoughts in their heads as well. I
don't have an reception/antenna issue, so
how about us?
- 07-15-2010, 11:17 AM #23
If you aren't having the issue, then why would you care that they admit it, if you aren't being impacted. You just don't need to worry about applying the solution.
So, you are advocating that they should just continue to lie?
- 07-15-2010, 11:20 AM #24
- 07-15-2010, 11:31 AM #25