If you think you've read a similar title before, you're right. Apparently, Apple is conjuring up lame excuses again for a hardware problem that is solely their doing. This time, the poor victims are the early iPhone 4 adopters who have reported signal losses whenever they hold the phone's metal band. Apple's response? You're holding it the wrong way.
We can see two things wrong with Apple's "advice": first, they're actually acknowledging that the iPhone 4 has a hardware problem, and second, are they friggin' serious with suggesting that iPhone users hold the unit in a completely different manner! That's like asking Filipinos to eat with the spoon on the left hand!
"Gripping any phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases."
Another suggestion would be to buy a casing so you'll avoid making contact with the metal band, which, again, is a stupid proposition. They might as well bundle the bumper case with the iPhone 4, or better yet, had come up with a better design!
Steve Jobs himself admitted all this. In a one-liner email obtained by tech website Engadget, Apple Inc.'s
evil overlord simply said...
"Just avoid holding it that way."
So that's it? "Just avoid holding it that way," huh? In that case, we have a one-liner for you guys as well...
WTF?" "Are you serious?"
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