Today is just filled with drama, isn't it? It's all about the he said, she said it seems, and they're all saying it about the iPhone 4. This time, Apple is denying all the hearsay, responding to earlier reports that the company was aware the phone had antennas problems while it was in production.
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!
Just a quick tip--the internet is bustling with the news that Apple will be holding an iPhone 4 press conference this Friday. Purportedly, Apple will address the antenna issues, or maybe it's to tell everyone to simmer down. We'll let you know what's up when we get more information. But for now, don't plan anything between 10am and 11am on Friday (we're going to default that to West Coast time, too).
As if the idea weren't already absurd enough, analysts are saying that even if Apple did consider a recall of the iPhone 4, it would simply cost way too much money. According to estimates made by Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi, a full product recall of the iPhone 4 would coast Apple $1.5 billion, or about 3.5 percent of its total earnings from the device.
The issue of Consumer Reports’ alternating “thumbs up, thumbs down” over the iPhone 4 is starting to draw almost as much attention as the alleged antenna issue itself, with an experienced radio engineer now debunking the CR tests as “scientifically flawed.”