Jobs says Signal Strength a "non issue"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by samcraig, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors G5

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    I am cutting and pasting (happy to also furnish a screen shot with my personal info blurred out). But here's the email:

    I emailed Steve and he replied back (cutting and pasting below) Happy to send screen shot, forward email or whatever as "proof" it's original... Please keep my contact info confidential though...

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    From: Steve Jobs <sjobs@apple.com>
    Subject: Re: Simply Brilliant iPhone 4
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    Non issue. Just avoid holding it in that way.


    On Jun 24, 2010, at 12:14 PM, xxxxxx wrote:

    Thanks for the tech.

    Question - What's going to be done about the signal dropping issue. Is it software or hardware?

    Best,
    xxxxxxxx

    Admin Note: This has been confirmed, and Apple has released an official statement reflecting the same sentiment.
     
  2. thread starter macrumors G5

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    Is he trying to be funny - or does he really think that's the solution.

    Wow
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    LOL on "just avoid holding it that way".

    Waiting for the "lefties" class-action.

    Jon Ive is obviously a rightie. Time for him to go. Let's get a leftie this time.
     
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    saving107

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    their you have it, now hopefully the issue will go away :D
     
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    IBradMac

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    I believe you. You've been around a while. I'd call you credible.

    The reply by sj however, is unacceptable. Total bs
     
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    bitslap47

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    Reply to him and ask about left handed people.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Seriously? Non issue? That's exactly how I've always hold my iphone :eek:
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    I'm right handed but always hold my iphone with my left hand and use it with my left thumb.. i'm a bit weird lol.
     
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    Mugambo

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    Customer - Flaw in Driver seat which might compromise the basic driving experience.

    Car maker - Non issue, sit in the pillion's seat while driving.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    I just can't believe that Jobs would respond like this.
     
  11. macrumors 68030

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    Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this...

    Doctor: Then stop doing it...
     
  12. thread starter macrumors G5

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    A second reply!

    Steve Jobs to me
    show details 7:41 PM (0 minutes ago)
    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.
    - Hide quoted text -


    On Jun 24, 2010, at 4:40 PM, xxxx wrote:

    Seriously? That's the solution. "Interesting" solution.
     
  13. macrumors P6

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    samcraig: Do you have the iPhone 4? If so, have you had these issues?
     
  14. macrumors member

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    I mean that's a bogus solution, i want to just make a phone call with my cell phone and not have to worry about where I'm holding it.
     
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    Yeah, seriously, interesting solution. I guess they knew of this issue but don't think it is that much of a big deal and they may know/think it is realted to the iOS4 issue and know it will be fixed or improved with an update?
     
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    jb007clone

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    I hate to be the guy who says it but, pics or it didn't happen.

    It's really easily to fabricate something like this. Provide images with EXIF data intact.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    hahahaha bullsh$t -- avoid making a call by holding the phone - that'll solve the problem. Just put it on the table and use a bluetooth earpiece.

    That's like saying: buy a car, but put it in your garage and just use the radio. Don't drive it. hahahah Fake and never fly.
     
  20. macrumors member

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    If this email and reply is real then you can bet your house that they created the bumper case because they knew it was an issue.
     
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    Mugambo

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    By concealing the hardware problem with a software patch which still wont solve the original problem.
     
  22. macrumors 65816

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    I'm surprised that he didn't include "so thin, so beautiful"
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    I just checked my work email to see if I got a response after reading this thread.

    Sure enough, there was a reply in my inbox from Mr. Steve Jobs-

    word for word -

    "All cell phones have sensitive areas. Just avoid holding it in that way."


    Amazing......
     
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