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In: apple15 Jul 2010
As an iPhone 4 user who doesn’t have reception issues with or without a case in areas with or without a signal, I have a certain perspective on this whole “iPhone 4 death grip” issue. What I see here is a corner case (no pun intended) of a risk that I discussed in my “cons” section of my iPhone 4 review. Sure it’s a problem, but I definitely don’t think it’s a recall type problem. The phone isn’t blowing up in people’s hands, nor is it melting our ear drums. The internet has turned this minor issue into a show stopping, stock killing, PR nightmare, and the tech blogs all over the web smell blood and are on the attack.
Apple has called a press conference tomorrow to talk about the iPhone 4. People who want Apple to fail are begging for an embarrassing, tear filled, bumbling apology from Steve Jobs. They also want a multi-billion dollar recall. People who own the phone (that I know of) generally want a clear cut explanation and a plan of action. Me? I don’t want anything.
Yeah I said it.
The antenna issue is a minor inconvenience on a great smartphone that just about every review claims is the best phone to date, yet can’t recommend it. It boggles the mind how you can say this is the best smartphone out, but this minor defect (yes it is minor) will prevent you from recommending it? If that’s the case, then it’s not the best smartphone. You can’t have it both ways. Just about every review I’ve read claims of increased reception and better call quality, except for this corner case. (no pun intended again)
In my mind, either the phone sucks because of the antenna issue, or it’s a great phone with minor antenna concerns.
Post written by Bwana