With Sony and Samsung vying for the spotlight at last week's IFA show while Nokia and Motorola Mobility keep tech journalists busy on Wednesday, that leaves Amazon as the last one out the door to announce new products ahead of Apple's own event next week.
Remember “Antennagate,” the iPhone 4 controversy where then-CEO Steve Jobs reportedly told an inquisitive user that they were “holding it wrong”? Those were good times, but for most of us, Antennagate faded into the history books after Apple handed out free cases. Legally, however, things have only just now come to a close.
If you’ve had the nagging feeling that Apple gets more than its fair share of media attention (and we’re not counting this site, naturally), a new report claims that it’s totally true. But how much does Cupertino dominate the news, and how did this happen?
It's been a busy day not only for Apple CEO Steve Jobs who appeared on stage with damage control guns blazing, but also for the journalists who follow the the Cupertino-based tech company's every move. Jobs made it very clear that he wasn't thrilled with the media coverage of the iPhone's reception issues. If you took the time to check out our live blog coverage of today's press conference, you'll know that the MacLife staff, as well as the staffers from our sister publication MacFormat, have come to a few of our own conclusions on this manner. Some positive, others not so much.
But what does the rest of the blogosphere have to say about Apple's response to Antenna-gate? We took the time to check on what our journalistic colleagues had to say via email, smoke signal, and good old-fashion research to see if Jobs' infamous Reality Distortion Field was able to woo the media into a state of satisfaction.
In case you were stuck under a rock this morning, and couldn't get to the nearest live blog (including ours), Steve Jobs has announced that Apple will be offering free bumpers and third-party cases with every iPhone 4 purchased up until the end of September 30th. Additionally, those who have purchased bumpers will be able to get a full refund until that date, without having to pay a restocking fee.
Apple then announced that it will be releasing the white version of its iPhone 4 later this month, and that the proximity sensor issue should be fixed. Also, the iOS 4.0.1 update that was released yesterday is intended to fix the signal bar strength issue, as well as a Microsoft Exchange folly.
Join us for live coverage of Apple's iPhone 4 press conference. We'll be covering the event beginning at 10am PDT live from Cupertino. In addition to timely updates, we will offer up our own delicious brand of wit and wisdom with our good friends over at MacFormat.
Also, we'll be fielding questions from our readers. That's you! It's going to be an international roundtable of iPhone 4 coverage. Whether you pronounce it aluminum or aluminium, it's going to be fun.
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).