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    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.
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    This will be fun.
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    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
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    whatever it is i doubt it will be good enough for the critics

    will Jobs be doing the speaking?
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    i hope he addresses the proximity sensor issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by chobbs1 View Post
    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
    My money is on the announcement and update. Jobs isn't going to give anything away for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lungho View Post
    My money is on the announcement and update. Jobs isn't going to give anything away for free.
    I agree with you, I don't see him giving away bumpers, but perhaps announcing the update and trying to clarify the issue and exactly what the update will address. Like someone else said I sure and hell hope they address the proximity issue too.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macharborguy View Post
    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.
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    funny quote from the BGR blog regarding what someone thought Jobs would say this Friday

    “See? THIS is how you hold it………Thanks for coming.”
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    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.
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    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.
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    People will still be disappointed no matter what Apple says. Unless Apple does this, this, that, and that, I won't be happy. Waaaah.
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    Dude. It's a mob mentality, I hear the same buzz words over and over. "arrogant" "recall" "design flaw" the media sure can be powerful at telling people what to think
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    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.
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    @cardfan. That actually sounds realistic. I think you may be right!
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    It is going to be exiting. It kind feels like waiting for the iphone announcement all over again.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chobbs1 View Post
    Dude. It's a mob mentality, I hear the same buzz words over and over. "arrogant" "recall" "design flaw" the media sure can be powerful at telling people what to think
    BS, not everyone has to read this from the media to know these to be true, unless you are just a totally blind Apple fanatic, in which case they could never do any wrong!
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    hopefully they admit to there being a problem with the hardware
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duvi View Post
    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?
    Why is denying it so important when you have people constantly testing it and proving they are aren't be honest. From a consumer point of view, I'd prefer them to just acknowledge it and then give some solution for it.

    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?
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    When did they lie?

    What exactly have they said that could be considered a lie?
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    Why would you hold a press conference to announce free bumpers? That's just retarded.
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