Well, that was short-lived. Apple has removed all of the “death grip” videos from their website, which showed in gory detail how competing models from companies such as Motorola, RIM and HTC also exhibited the same signal attenuation problems as the iPhone 4 when held a certain way.
It seems like only yesterday when The Wall Street Journal’s own Walt Mossberg was praising the iPhone 4 just prior to its release, calling it “the best device in its class.” A lot has happened since then but one thing remains the same: Mossberg still “hearts” his iPhone 4 -- most of the time.
As we mentioned earlier, Apple promised to make its free iPhone 4 case program available later this week -- and that time has arrived. In a unique twist, in order to claim your free iPhone 4 case, you first have to download an app to your device, which then lets you select the case of your choice.
From the way that Apple’s “Antennagate” PR crisis has unfolded in the media, you may be surprised to learn that the bad press is not equating to lost sales. But despite that, it’s still going to cost Apple a hefty sum of cash to appease customers with free cases.
You gotta hand it to those resourceful folks in Taiwan: With only a weekend, they’ve created their own version of how Apple’s iPhone 4 “Antennagate” has gone down, complete with a recap of the Friday press conference. This may very well be the best thing you’re likely to see all week!
Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage on Friday to make a convincing argument that antenna “death grip” problems are universal among modern smartphones, but not surprisingly, some of his competitors are unhappy about being singled out.