Apple isnt stupid thinking it is iS
- 07-16-2010, 12:11 AM #2
That article is very snide and negative... The bumpers actually do protect the phone as they have a lip and protect the sides of the device. They protect the front more than most hard cases. Furthermore, they look really good on the white iPhone...
I really highly doubt the bumpers are part of some nefarious plot. Apple isn't like that, they care about the consumer, whether you want to believe that or not.
- 07-16-2010, 01:30 AM #4
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- 07-16-2010, 08:52 AM #7
Give me a break.
We reached this conclusion after testing all three of our iPhone 4s (purchased at three separate retailers in the New York area) in the controlled environment of CU's radio frequency (RF) isolation chamber. In this room, which is impervious to outside radio signals, our test engineers connected the phones to our base-station emulator, a device that simulates carrier cell towers (see video: IPhone 4 Design Defect Confirmed). We also tested several other AT&T phones the same way, including the iPhone 3G S and the Palm Pre. None of those phones had the signal-loss problems of the iPhone 4.
The new iphone design was bragged upon and new. Obviously they tested it...thoroughly. And not merely by field testing it in 3GS cases.
My guess is that they knew about the loss of attenuation with holding it but didn't think it a big deal especially because it had improved reception. Many have reported fewer dropped calls and better reception in areas where they previously couldn't get a signal. I'd say Bumpers were born with this in mind as well as for more comfort.
- 07-16-2010, 08:54 AM #8
People don't start a business because they care about other people. They start a business because they want to make money. Add some good lessons about customer retention and you've got the mirage of "it cares about it's customers".
There's no business in the world that cares so much about its customers. Even Google with its "don't be evil" motto is after money. Every free service they offer somehow binds you to their search engine which generates money.
I think companies can do mistakes and Apple was due for one. You can't be perfect. They just need to fix it in a nice manner.
- 07-16-2010, 11:41 AM #10
Apple is just like any other company, they are out to make money. But they do care about their consumers. That's why they have so many returning customers because they sell great products and, from my experience, their customer support team ranks higher than most.
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