Apple may not be a company accustomed to making public apologies for lacking products or services, but it does own up to its missteps on occasion, especially when its prized creation, the iPhone, is at the center of controversy.
Consumer Reports just can’t avoid getting in the mobile fanboy crosshairs.
Another day, another Apple “scandal” — at least, according to the tech world. Apparently a 0.2 millimeter difference in thickness between the black iPhone 4 and its new white sibling is enough to spawn tremendous interest across the web.
The new Verizon iPhone may have antenna issues that are similar to its counterpart on AT&T, according to Consumer Reports.
The coolest feature on Verizon’s iPhone, the mobile hotspot functionality that will let users tether up to five separate devices to the carrier’s 3G network via a single phone, will be headed to all iPhones in the next major update of iOS, version 4.3, according to mobile site Boy Genius Report.
Apple may be holding back its promised white iPhone 4 in order to avoid a scandal surrounding the phone’s camera, according to the Apple fan site Cult of Mac.
While Apple seems to be finally moving on from the iPhone 4′s antennagate controversy, the company may be gearing up to deal with a new problem centered around the device’s glass back, gadget site GDGT reports.
In the wake of the iPhone 4 reception problem, Apple has had a management shake-up. Mark Papermaster, the former IBM executive who led the hardware design of Apple’s iPhone 4, has left the company, the New York Times reported.
Apple attempted to address the iPhone 4′s reported antenna problems at a press conference last week, where it promised to give a free rubber case to every iPhone 4 owner in order to improve reception. But it looks like the controversy isn’t going away.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs may have expected the “antennagate” controversy over the iPhone 4′s reception problems to die down after Friday’s event where he offered free rubber cases for customers who suffered from dropped calls. But by saying that all smartphones have antenna problems, Jobs stirred the pot.
Nokia didn’t waste any time after Apple’s big press event this afternoon to throw in some comments of its own. The Finnish phone maker sent out a statement to the press pointing out its longstanding dedication to antenna design — to the point where it would “prioritize antenna performance over physical design if they are ever in conflict.”
Apple showed this funny music video about the iPhone 4′s reception problems at its press event today. Steve Jobs said he saw the video this morning and had to show it to the press as well.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs started out by saying Apple wasn’t perfect and that it has slowly pieced together what works and what doesn’t with respect to the iPhone “antennagate” problem over the past 22 days.