Friday, July 16, 2010

Apple's news conference

My takeaway from it:

Steve Jobs: "There's nothing wrong with the iPhone 4, but here, have a free case on us just to shut you up."

Admit nothing, but throw some scraps at the baying pack anyhow. Hmm, sounds like typical modern corporate America in a nutshell.

-- Badtux the Geeky Penguin


  1. Well, when even the tech blogs that have it in for apple are having a hard time demonstrating that this is a real issue, it strikes me that job's response is about right. Just because Farhad Manjoo has an issue and a platform doesn't actually make it a problem.

    And, aside to EBM, the reason that I commented on the Justin Beiber post and not the others is that it is personal to me. Just saying "yeah, baby" to a post I agree with or that I want to think about, isn't there for me to do.

  2. I'm more interested in the proximity sensor issue, personally -- a co-worker has reported multiple dropped calls when the proximity sensor suddenly decided that her face wasn't pressed against the phone and used her face to "push" some of the on-screen buttons. Steve basically skipped right over the proximity sensor issue, made one passing statement about how "we're working on it" and switched attention back to the antenna issue.

    That said, I'm still somewhat impressed. I'd expected that Steve would give lessons to reporters on how to properly hold the iPhone 4, then introduce a new product called iTape, used on your iAntenna on your iPhone to improve your iReception, available for *only* $20 at your local Apple Store. Free bumpers for all is far more than I expected...

    - Badtux the Geeky Penguin


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