As usual, Gruber nails it Re: Letter Regarding iphone 4

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    when are they gonna address the proximity sensor issue?
     
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    definitely - thought the 3 steps forward, one step back point was especially interesting (to me at least)
     
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    I would assume that they're going to roll it into the update, as well as fixes for the volume issues, screen rotation issues, etc.
     
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    I love that guy. He always tells it like it is, no sugar coating.
     
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    Me too, I think he nailed it with that one. I can't even imagine how frustrating it must be for the iPhone engineers who worked tirelessly on the design.
     
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    Loved the bit about the lawsuits that have been filed. Laughed hard.
     
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    This is EXACTLY how I felt after reading Apple's announcement this morning. They are using this to be able to shift the blame back to AT&T for the network. Now that the iPhone's signal "bars" will be more accurate (according to AT&T's own scale), and not trumped up like before, Apple will be able to say "well if the network was better and you had more coverage and a stronger signal, you wouldn't be having any reception issues" when they get a complaint about the antenna/reception.
     
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    That's great. I always enjoy reading his take on things.

    I'm sure a lot of people will say that shift of blame is well deserved.
     
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    Yep, he's dead on.

    My phone will lose bars when put in the death grip. Yet i still haven't dropped a call on it yet.

    Now that apple has somewhat responded, i'm moving on. I'm over it. I'll see how the patch works when it comes out. But unless i start dropping calls all the time, i'm saying there's nothing wrong with my phone.
     
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    Jobs should hire this guy on for handling Press.... Seriously...
     
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    I agree, his translation is pretty spot on from how I felt while reading that PR.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I raffed...,
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    Ha. Pretty funny stuff. Especially true that Apple is going to put the blame back on ATT for their coverage.

    He could've pointed out this sentence separately as well:

    "We are also making bars one, two and three a bit taller so they will be easier to see."

    Translation: Users are going to be seeing the lower signal bars a LOT more often.
     
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    Hilarious translation. Passing the blame to AT&T is spot on.
     
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    The letter is targeted right at the hearts of the whiners!

    Return it! WE DARE YOU!

    [​IMG]

    I love John Gruber's blog!

    Mark
     
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    that's pretty awesome.

    I don't seem to lose any speed from holding it one way or the other. And I have yet to experience a dropped call. Probably because I have had an iPhone for years now and I avoid making calls in areas i know they are gonna drop..
     
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