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You’d think after the biggest product launch in Apple’s history, CEO Steve Jobs would take a day or two off, but it appears he’s taken to his keyboard yet again to respond to some e-mail inquiries involving the lack of Wi-Fi sync in iTunes and the missing hold button on the iPhone 4.
9to5Mac is reporting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs continues to dutifully peck out short answers to missives thrown at him via e-mail, including Thursday’s shocker that folks getting signal degradation on their new iPhone 4 are “holding it wrong.”
First up is Rick Proctor, who took to his e-mail to write, “Do you think you will ever allow syncing iPhone to Mac over Wi-Fi?” Jobs’ short and sweet reply? “Yep, someday.” Well, at least now we can stop wondering if it will happen and start asking when that day will come.
Over at Jonathan Cowperthwait’s blog, he scrawled out a different kind of missive to Steve Jobs regarding the iPhone 4’s lack of a hold button, which has now been replaced with the FaceTime button.
“During many voice calls on my new iPhone 4, the ‘hold’ icon has been replaced with a FaceTime icon, even when I'm not talking to a fellow iPhone 4 user,” Cowperthwait writes. “During such calls, how do I put someone on hold? Yes, there's still a mute button, but these functions are discrete (which is why iOS ≤ 3 had both buttons...).
“Guy who answered Apple support line could only suggest disabling FaceTime, rationalizing that I don't have too many iPhone 4-using friends yet, anyway, right?... This seems inelegant,” the query concludes.
Jobs set the record straight quickly: “Hold doesn't do anything more than Mute.” As 9to5Mac notes, the mute button is indeed still there, so… problem solved?
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