My guess is a slightly apologetic statement that's carefully crafted to acknowledge the criticism of the iPhone4 antenna without giving up much ground to their belief that everything is as it should be. Something to the effect of "While the iPhone 4 has the best antenna of any iPhone to date and better than many other smartphones, we hear your criticisms and acknowledge that it could be better. So today, we've invited you here to announce what we're doing to improve it." I think that all current iPhone4's will be eligible for free bumpers, and I think the long term fix is that they're going to add a thin non-conductive coating to the manufacturing process, but I can't see a scenario where they are going to do anything to fix already manufactured phones.
You say the other situations are more significant and that's true, but if you are depending on a phone and getting perhaps a two-year contract, it is pretty important to feel safe that it works as advertised. The mere existence of the $1 value 'bumpers' suggests they found out at some stage, perhaps even after production had started, that something was wrong.
In all the cases, the betrayal of trust and the notion that companies hid what they knew is the issue. We loved Apple but she cheated on us!
Steve Jobs will walk to the mic... pull an iphone 4 out of his pocket... Hold it up for all to see... lean in towards the mic and simply say... "YOU'RE HOLDING IT WRONG!!!"
*Jobs exits left*
I'm Hoping for Total Recall!!
I love that movie! They are probably just going to give everyone a rubber shell to solve the problem! At a slightly discounted price that is!
That seem to be the current business model everyone is following!
Like ATI! :P
GDavidson; that is a good point. They must have know at some point and just choose to move on (and to tell people You are holding it wrong). Actually, there is a Bloomberg article today that states a leading engineer told Jobs of the issue a while back. Story: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-15/apple-engineer-said-to-have-told-jobs-last-year-about-iphone-antenna-flaw.html
My coworker does not know what to do as his 14 days to return the iphone 4 expires today so he has to return it or live with it. People who want to test their iphone 4, download a free app like Speedtest.
Agree with acarzt! HAHA xD (If that does happen i would die laughing!)
Animatortom, its only a $1 discount :P
Yeah Reminds me of Revo when I asked them for replacement lenses. After spending $280 on sunglasses, only a year latter the lenses seperated and are now split around the edges. Their response wasnt Sorry? Or we have these others!
It was we no longer make those, but we will give you 20% off your next Revo purchase?
That because all of those high end sunglass makers make them for like $2-5 a pop. There is nothing high end about them.
No doubt! Yet you would figure that a company with a reputation like Revo would be more compliant to give the customers that support them a new pair of those five dollar glasses to thank them for their support to keep their reputation. Instead of having unhappy customers that destroys their reputation and integrity?
That is the same type of arrogance that Apple and other companies operate on now. Just like the response from ATI! If they would have at least acknowledged customer concerns, they could have kept a customer. Now anytime I build a computer for myself or family and friends, I will not be looking towards ATI/AMD for components. Instead I will be actively avoiding them just on principle! So even if that was approximately ten computers every five years consistently. Then you figure that multiplied by the countless others, It really adds up. If this is the way they conduct business, then we all need to know about it and learn not to buy stock or invest in them.
I am sure Apple will come out and say to everyone....Hey wait until the new Iphone 5!!! It will be even better :P (to bad you are now locked into the AT&T contract that you cant get it) Looks like a good time to sell Apple stock,...Before the ass action lawsuit :P
Yea, it doesn't cost them hardly anything to make those glasses and they could probably give you 50 pairs and still make a profit... but they would rather have your money than make you happy.
I buy one...Have problem?
U send me one! Happy!!
I tell ten friends......They, tell ten friends.......They, tell ten friends.......They, tell ten friends.......And So on...and so on....and so on.........Ancient Chinese secret!!
U tell me thanks for spending money, screw U!?
Then, I tell ten friends......They, tell ten friends.......They, tell ten friends.......They, tell ten friends.......And So on...and so on....and so on......People move to your competitor! U go out of bussiness :P
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