I LOVE Apple products… really I do… but I can’t get over how arrogant Jobs is on the failure of the iPhone 4 to deliver on it’s promises… oh… wait… they never promised you’d get good reception on the phone now did they. Gotta go, calling AT&T and see if their arrogant butts will be willing to give me a better deal on an upgrade now!
So, after days of rumor and speculation, there was no recall, no offer to paint on lacquer onto the antenna, and no hand out of gift certificates to iPhone 4 owners.
According to Steve Jobs: “There is no Antennagate.”
That’s right. Bottom line, according to Apple, the whole issue with the iPhone 4 antenna has been “blown so far out of proportion.”
Watch the press conference here.
So, what’s the upshot?
- Apple suggests all users install the new iOS 4.0.1 update, that is supposed to fix the signal strength bars.
- Free bumpers and cases. Apple can’t make enough bumpers, so will give iPhone 4 owners the chance to pick a third-party case.
- Refunds to all who bought bumpers.
- A reminder that users have 30 days to return the iPhone if they are unhappy with it.