Speculation is running rampant about what Steve Jobs & Co. might try to pull off tomorrow with their emergency press conference. Will they man up, and admit that there's some issue of some kind that needs addressing? Or will Steve pull a Jedi mind trick on everyone, all the while publicly flogging AT&T, Consume Reports, and anyone else who gets in the way of his plan for worldwide domination? More importantly, how will you react?
Now that all the problems in Washington have been solved, everyone has got something to say about the iPhone 4. You may have heard earlier today that New York senator Charles Schumer has written an open letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, asking the Cupertino-based company to explain the real reason behind the iPhone 4's reception problems. Schumer also added that the proposed solutions have been "insufficient." He's not alone in feeling this kind of frustration.
He may dance with the stars, Segway instead of walk and play with Apple's new hotness while we're condemned to stand in line and wait, but when it comes to the pain caused by the reception issues associated with the iPhone 4, Steve "I co-founded Apple" Wozniak is as much of a victim to the same dropped calls and slow page loading times as the rest of the unwashed masses.
Yesterday, while giving his keynote to Microsoft's Worldwide Partner's Conference, the company's Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner laid the smack down on Apple, comparing Cupertino's current iPhone 4 woes to the issues the Redmond-based Microsoft experienced with its Vista operating system.
If you haven’t heard by now, late Wednesday Apple announced that they would be holding a press conference this Friday, July 16 at 10am PST (that’s 1pm for those on the East Coast). All we know is that the topic of discussion is the iPhone 4, which has lit up the Internet with speculation as to exactly what Cupertino may discuss. MacLife.com has decided to throw our own hat into the ring!
Does the design of the iPhone’s antenna really lead to reception problems? Depends on who you ask, though quite a bit of conventional wisdom seems to be coalescing around the answer “Yes.” And as if the iPhone 4 story couldn’t look more calamitous for Apple than it continues to, a new angle just might make this all much worse for Cupertino.
Apple released iOS 4.1 to developers on Wednesday, but if a new rumor is to be believed, they may unleash a 4.0.1 update for everyone as early as today to squash some bugs and most notably, address the signal attenuation issue everyone has been talking about.