| BY THE APPLE GIRL
After all the hype about the antenna gate, Apple has decided to fight back (yeah alright.. it’s about the antenna gate again! But I promise this will be the last blog unless of course GoogleChic wants to talk about it :))
CEO Steve Jobs announced free bumpers for all iPhone 4 owners along with telling them that all smart phones suffer from antenna issues. Well, I think the free bumpers did the job (no more fake whining!) quite well.
Apple then decided to show that the issue was being blown out of proportion and added a new page on their website to explain the rigorous testing the iPhone is subjected to. It also showed that all smartphones had the same issue except that no one made a big deal about them. (Consumer Reports .. this one is for you)
Recently, Apple granted ABC unprecedented access to view its secretive wireless testing labs, called the “black labs”.
Now that Apple has put the anti-iPhone4 stories to rest, I think Infinite loop can safely move on to do what they do best! Trend setting new technologies!
GoogleChic, Lets hear what you got! 😉
| BY THE GOOGLE CHIC
Fights back? More like DEFLECTION!
Giving out free bumpers is not going to resolve anything! One huge reason why people buy the iPhone is for it’s slick hardware (yes even I drool over the hardware). To slap a bumper over it and say it’s fixed is just lame! AppleGirl, to ABC’s point they could have made the iPhone with a piece of plastic covering the antenna but then it wouldn’t be the “sexy device that makes people sleep on the streets just to buy one.”
As for Apple’s page showing how other phones have the same issues, Steve Jobs is just alienating the world. One of the device noted on Apple’s website is the Droid X. Engadget, PC Magazine just to name a few could not recreate the issue using the Apple death grip. Just to prove a point, PC Magazine used a two handed death grip in their testing. Check out the video below, the two handed death grip will squeeze the life out of a donut! Are you really going to hold your Android devices like that? Unlike the iPhone death grip that just takes one hand and the bars go bye bye!
Honestly, Steve Jobs go back to the basics. The design is flawed! Even if the antenna gap was placed on top of the phone versus on the side of the phone the likelihood of people touching that while on a call is very slim. Yes, every phone has a weak point but other companies study the human behavior and how they interact with their phones. Apple claims to have done that in their ABC interview but I just don’t see how. Here’s a book I recommend for you Steve Jobs (and AppleGirl), The Design of Everyday Things. Every CS (computer science), CE (computer engineering) student has read this book, back to the basics for you!