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.
So, it looks like Apple decided to play big kids and own up to the iPhone 4 reception issues after all. Free bumpers! Free cases! Other smartphones have the same problems! The iPhone 4 only drops marginally more calls than the previous model! Wait, run that last one by us again. And when you're done processing this particular bit of news, check out the other goings on around MacTown with the other big kids on the block, Mac|Life.
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 are a member of The Blu-ray Disc Association (BRDA), there’s no doubt that someone like Apple CEO Steve Jobs practically denouncing support of the very format you’re entrusted to hype feels like a knife in the heart.
Battery Issues on iPhone 3GS handsets running iOS 4? Nah. According to Macnn, a Norwegian journalist by the name of Jarle Aasland, sent an email off to Steve Jobs to query whether the Apple CEO was aware of the battery life issues many iPhone 3GS users have reported since upgrading to the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.
If you have more money than common sense and your taste runs -- oh, how should we put this? -- perhaps a tad bit on the tacky side, you can now bling out your new iPhone 4 with a crystallized image of Apple CEO Steve Jobs… or most anything else you could ever want.