Friday, June 25, 2010
Having Trouble With Your New iPhone?
Users of the new iPhone 4 have had only a few complaints, but one of them being the giant issue of dropped reception. The problem is caused by the area where the antenna is housed being very sensitive to human skin. So what does the co-founder and CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs have to say about it?
"All phones have sensitive areas. Just avoid holding it that way."
People are going batty over this. They're firing questions at Steve Jobs left and right trying to figure out just why this is happening. Is it a design flaw, does it differ from phone to phone, how can they protect the area, yada yada yada. The fact that Jobs is just responding by telling them to stop and hold it differently is phenomenal. I don't know any other person in America that could make people stop and go "well, I guess that makes sense" after considering the dumbest suggestion known to man.
Apple screwed up, and their advice is to buy the $30 bumper guard that protects the area. I would never have an iPhone in the first place, but I can understand why people are pissed about this, and about Jobs telling them to hold it differently. But at the same time, brilliantly played. It's like watching Maradona charge downfield and deke defender after defender, or watching something in slow motion while the "Requiem for a Dream" theme plays. Pulling that off and not getting killed is damn near epic. Well played, Jobs.
By the way, do yourself a favor and click on that link about the Requiem thing.