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Apple Today To Address iPhone 4 Issue(s) Today
http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | July 16, 2010 | annem040359

Posted on 07/16/2010 4:14:02 AM PDT by Biggirl

Welcome to my world Steve Jobs, when tech stuff breaks down!

Today Apple will hold a presser today on the issue of the problems with the reception issues of its new iPhone 4. This is a first for Apple. Give Apple CREDIT that it is addressing the issue RIGHT AWAY.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: apple; iphone; presser
This is a reminder that tech issues CROSSES ALL PLATFORMS.
1 posted on 07/16/2010 4:14:04 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: All

For those who do not want to go to the blog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiBERaVPy3w&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 07/16/2010 4:16:55 AM PDT by Biggirl (AZ Is DOING THE JOB The Feds Should Be Doing, ENFORCING The Southern Border! =^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

“This is a first for Apple. Give Apple CREDIT that it is addressing the issue RIGHT AWAY.”

Right away? The issue was identified right after release. A senior Apple engineer told Jobs about it before the phone was released. They’ve been selling people a $30 solution to fix their problem.


3 posted on 07/16/2010 4:22:37 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Biggirl

Rush said yesterday his and the 40 he gave away as presents are all working and out of 41 phones... no one can duplicate this “problem”.

LLS


4 posted on 07/16/2010 4:26:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: driftdiver

Compared to what has been going on in the Gulf of Mexico, what Apple did would be considered FAST.


5 posted on 07/16/2010 4:34:20 AM PDT by Biggirl (AZ Is DOING THE JOB The Feds Should Be Doing, ENFORCING The Southern Border! =^..^=)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Rush said yesterday his and the 40 he gave away as presents are all working and out of 41 phones... no one can duplicate this “problem”.

Sheesh. Rush needs to visit MacRumors. 100% of iPhone 4s can experience the problem. Even Apple fanbois are ticked about it.

I have had every iPhone since the beginning. I have 3 iPads. I cancelled my iPhone 4 order when they came out and said the problem with the iPhone 4 was simply the signal display. I remember when they messed with the signal display 2 years ago, magically improving the "bars" on everyone's iPhone. Now they are "shocked" that they got that wrong.

If they come out today and say that it turns out their "magical" device's hardware mistake can be fixed by software, my suspicions about their style-over-technology arrogance will be confirmed.
6 posted on 07/16/2010 5:03:42 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

Call Rush today during his show. He was adament about it... Snurdley backed him up. I do not know... I am just reporting what was said. I do not buy into any apple technology... I do not like the company and never have... but that is just me.

LLS


7 posted on 07/16/2010 5:16:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Biggirl
Compared to what has been going on in the Gulf of Mexico, what Apple did would be considered FAST.

Kinda picking a low bar there. Compared to Jimmy Carter's effort to rescue the hostages in Iran, Apple is moving like lightening.

8 posted on 07/16/2010 5:17:14 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Tzfat

APPLE seems to have dropped the ball on this. One rumor had it that during BETA testing, users phones had a “border” around them to prevent others from observing the new phone. This “border” acted as an “antenna” of sorts. Thus giving false readings. No idea if this is true or not.

APPLE’s failure to put BLU RAY on their new Macs/MacBooks/etc. are hurting them as well.


9 posted on 07/16/2010 5:19:58 AM PDT by donozark (It's hard to afford a psychiatrist when you work at a gas station...)
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To: Biggirl

“Give Apple CREDIT that it is addressing the issue RIGHT AWAY.”

Uh, they lied about it at first, and Jobs gave snarky responses about “holding it the wrong way”.

And it’s been how many weeks?


10 posted on 07/16/2010 5:21:33 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: LibLieSlayer
The phone makes my Toyota accelerate uncontrollably.
11 posted on 07/16/2010 5:25:17 AM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: Biggirl

Problem is fixed! iOS 4.0.1 has a new icon set so that the lowest signal strength bar is now twice as high as it was before. See, your reception is better already!


12 posted on 07/16/2010 5:32:31 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I’ve seen in various sources including CR, that touching the gap between the two metal bands on the phone will decrease the signal 20 dB.

If you live in a metro area with multiple close, strong signals, you may never notice the loss. That does not mean that there is not a loss or that it won’t be a problem when leaving an area with good coverage.

I really like Rush but he is off base.


13 posted on 07/16/2010 5:36:50 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: thecabal

You have it backwards. After the fix, no matter where you are, you only get one bar which obviously means the problem is with AT&T.


14 posted on 07/16/2010 5:39:24 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Biggirl

“Compared to what has been going on in the Gulf of Mexico, what Apple did would be considered FAST.”

Interesting comparison, would appear to me to be irrelevant though.


15 posted on 07/16/2010 5:40:57 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Biggirl
Apple BETTER fix the problem or the company could face the wrath of the FTC. I don't think Steve Jobs wants to deal with the FTC and have Apple's legal department tied up for years.
16 posted on 07/16/2010 5:43:21 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Rush said yesterday his and the 40 he gave away as presents are all working and out of 41 phones... no one can duplicate this “problem”.

Ohhh that solves it, Rush said the problem doesn't exist. That's gotta be what the press conference is about.
Rush is NOT technically gifted, that's why he drinks the Apple kool aid. Did he relate this info to boast about his gift giving habits?
17 posted on 07/16/2010 5:46:11 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Oil is as natural as dandelions and wind mills....)
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To: Biggirl
Apple iPhone 4 antenna retrofit kit:

Carefully wrap around perimeter of the iPhone, covering the metal band.

18 posted on 07/16/2010 6:11:37 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Never on my watch

Sounds like a two-fer lawsuit.

LLS


19 posted on 07/16/2010 6:23:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: dangerdoc

Like I said before... I just repeated what he said. Seems like a good opportunity for you and others to call his show today and challenge him on it.

LLS


20 posted on 07/16/2010 6:26:04 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: FreedomGuru

Call him today and tell him... I just repeated what he said... and he bought 41... how many did you buy?

LLS


21 posted on 07/16/2010 6:32:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Yo-Yo

I have had my iPhone 4 for 2 weeks- works perfectly- Rush is Right.


22 posted on 07/16/2010 6:39:11 AM PDT by Serious Capitalist
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To: LibLieSlayer

If I were to call his show, I would prefer to discuss something important.


23 posted on 07/16/2010 7:06:33 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Yo-Yo

Man up.... use duct tape. LOL

It even comes in camo.

If you glue a small piece of soft rubber to the back of the phone, you can keep an emergence fishing hook with you, even when you have misplaced your ball cap.

So as you can see, it’s not just an iPhone anymore, it’s a Survival Phone.


24 posted on 07/16/2010 8:14:11 AM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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Man up.... use duct tape. LOL

A Handyman's favorite tool!


25 posted on 07/16/2010 8:19:24 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

There you go. ;>)


26 posted on 07/16/2010 8:25:50 AM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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To: Gator113

emergence = emergency

Note to self: Drink first cup before typing.


27 posted on 07/16/2010 8:27:57 AM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I have the iPhone 4 from day one and have several friends and co-workers who bought it early.

I can sometimes replicate the reduction in bars but phone reception is good with no dropped calls. My home service, which used to be with dropped calls from Verizon, has so far been great. Will it stay that way? I don’t know.

But for me, and the other people I mentioned, it has not been a problem.

We are right in the middle of a Smartphone war and the biggest detractors making the biggest objections to the problem are people who do not have an iPhone, do not like Apple for the most part. So, at least on FR, the big stink about the phone are the Apple trolls.

I saw one person on FR who did have a problem and, I think, should return the phone.


28 posted on 07/16/2010 8:35:05 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: dangerdoc

I agree with you.

LLS


29 posted on 07/16/2010 9:23:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: BunnySlippers

I truly appreciate your information.

LLS


30 posted on 07/16/2010 9:26:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Biggirl
Give Apple CREDIT that it is addressing the issue RIGHT AWAY.

So I guess you are saying that Apple is holding this press conference the right way?

31 posted on 07/16/2010 9:28:16 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Biggirl

Per Engadget, Apple will be providing free cases for all iPhone 4’s purchased before the end of September.

Which sounds like a factory fix is in the works and new phones should be available before then.


32 posted on 07/16/2010 11:04:34 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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