Apple to offer free cases to all iPhone 4 owners
Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:11 AM
On another note, when talking about dropped calls, Steve only mentioned the relative difference between iPhone 4 and 3GS. I wonder what the absolute numbers were? Ten and eleven per 100 calls, or maybe 80 and 81?
Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:33 AM
Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:35 AM
Bloomberg, 10:49 AM:
Oh, wait. I meant WTF. Always get those two confused.
Hmmm. Steve, referencing a prior article, at 10:44: "You're referencing the Bloomberg article, and it's a total crock."
Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:37 AM
however, as noted in the apple forums there are a bit more (partly software, partly hardware related problems out there) with iOS 4.0 and iPhone4. I hope the macworld editors have asked those questions at the press conference, because they know what is going on in the apple forums too:
- widespread bluetooth headset problems (iPhone4 callers sound like "muffled") regardless of car audio bluetooth or headsets (eg plantronics)
- cracking front or back glass with our without accidental drop of phone (3GS was much more crack resistant)
- glass front and back much more scratch sensitive than the 3GS ever was
- overheating (can happen while charging but also without charging) and while using it, but also when the phone is idle
- dropped calls after 4-5 minutes with restarts (same now for 3GS and iOS 4.0), and that has NOTHING to do with incompatible apps
- problems with flash light (green tint)
... and some more.
So Apple still has some more work to do to eliminate some bugs and hopefully all (except cracking glass front/back) can be solved by software updates.
I am looking forward to my new iPhone 4 next week, but will still keep the good ol' 3GS - just in case.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:50 AM
1. The claim from Jobs was that 0.55% of iPhone4 users complained to AppleCare about antenna or signal-related issues, which is 16,500 users (if 3 million phones were sold)--not an insignificant number of users;
2. The colorful language "total bull[censored]" "a total crock", paired with the tone that all the good people at Apple were emotionally hurt by the press sensationalization;
3. The "wait and see" comment regarding September 30th;
4. The passing mention of good signal on the Apple campus because there are AT&T and Verizon cell cites ON CAMPUS.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:56 AM
Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:04 AM
I followed Jason Snell's live coverage of the event, and interpreted his original text to mean that data shows that the iPhone 4 drops less than 1 call per hundred MORE than 3GS, but that they didn't say how many calls per 100 were actually dropped.
Can someone clarify?