1. chippy19977's Avatar
    07-14-2010 07:26 PM
  2. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    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 07:44 PM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    This will be fun.
    07-14-2010 07:51 PM
  4. chobbs1's Avatar
    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 08:07 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    whatever it is i doubt it will be good enough for the critics

    will Jobs be doing the speaking?
    07-14-2010 08:19 PM
  6. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    i hope he addresses the proximity sensor issue
    07-14-2010 08:32 PM
  7. lungho's Avatar
    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.
    07-14-2010 08:45 PM
  8. OTACORB's Avatar
    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.
    07-14-2010 08:48 PM
  9. macharborguy's Avatar
    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 08:54 PM
  10. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    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.
    "this one goes to eleven"
    07-14-2010 10:17 PM
  11. BLiNK's Avatar
    funny quote from the BGR blog regarding what someone thought Jobs would say this Friday

    See? THIS is how you hold itThanks for coming.
    07-14-2010 11:48 PM
  12. snakes2003g's Avatar
    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 12:29 AM
  13. fjerro's Avatar
    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 07:48 AM
  14. ghostface147's Avatar
    People will still be disappointed no matter what Apple says. Unless Apple does this, this, that, and that, I won't be happy. Waaaah.
    07-15-2010 08:18 AM
  15. chobbs1's Avatar
    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
    07-15-2010 08:25 AM
  16. cardfan's Avatar
    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 08:39 AM
  17. chobbs1's Avatar
    @cardfan. That actually sounds realistic. I think you may be right!
    07-15-2010 08:50 AM
  18. E Pow's Avatar
    It is going to be exiting. It kind feels like waiting for the iphone announcement all over again.
    07-15-2010 08:59 AM
  19. big9erfan's Avatar
    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 09:56 AM
  20. OTACORB's Avatar
    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!
    07-15-2010 09:56 AM
  21. noaim's Avatar
    hopefully they admit to there being a problem with the hardware
    07-15-2010 10:03 AM
  22. Duvi's Avatar
    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 10:13 AM
  23. OTACORB's Avatar
    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?
    07-15-2010 10:17 AM
  24. marketsqhero's Avatar
    When did they lie?

    What exactly have they said that could be considered a lie?
    07-15-2010 10:20 AM
  25. EthanExplosion#IM's Avatar
    Why would you hold a press conference to announce free bumpers? That's just retarded.
    07-15-2010 10:31 AM
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