Slate Magazine: Here's your free case, jerk....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by klrobinson999, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2008
    Slate Magazine's take on the rather condescending and child-like press conference:

    I agree with most of the author's points. Jobs was rather taken aback by the entire situation. I mean, how dare he have to explain himself.

    They really are going to lose some customers over this.

    For iPhone 5, might I suggest a padded antenna frame?
  2. phaggard macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2007
    The customers that Apple will lose will amount to being like you and I quit buying BP gas.
  3. Bluehinder macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Agree, Jobs was condencending. Can't stand the guy.
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    So Jobs didn't get on his knees, groveling teary-eyed, and you find that "condescending?" Aww, poor babies...
  5. klrobinson999 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2008
    No groveling required.

    He just needed to say "sorry" and be genuine about it.
    He wasn't.
  6. quotison macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2009
    Never understood why I should care if Steve Jobs is a jerk. Are the CEOs of Google, HTC, Motorola really nice guys in comparison?
  7. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    Oh, there is a reason (to care). What if the guy, say, does not like BluRay or buttons (in general). Good luck getting the feature on your preferred line of products.
  8. klrobinson999 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2008
    Actually, they are implying that Jobs called all the complaining customers jerks....

    Steve is just portrayed as an *******.
  9. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    SJ owes nothing to the media. His only obligation is to his customers, of which 99.45% are satisfied with their iPhone 4. The press conference yesterday was to satisfy those in the .55% club, the few who are having problems with their iPhone 4. It wasn't intended to satisfy the 100% club - the group of people (including this Slate author) who don't own Apple products, never will own an apple product, yet are 100% dissatisfied with iPhone 4.
  10. camarobh macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    In your opinion. I thought he was candid, open, and sincere.

    How many other CEOs of major company's can you even name? Jobs is out there, takes this personally, and cares about his customers.
  11. klrobinson999 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2008
    Hmmm...the Slate author owns 2 iPhones according to his text....
  12. klrobinson999 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2008
    Of course it's MY opinion. That goes without saying....Since I wrote the words.:rolleyes:
  13. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    He should be sorry because Apple's stats show fewer than 1% of iP4 owners are reporting issues? Sorry because nobody is returning their phones? Sorry because the iP4 is subject to the laws of physics like every other smartphone? Sorry because the iP4's "signal loss" while gripped is no different than phones from RIM, HTC, and Samsung? Sorry that people who aren't happy can either get a free case or return their phones for a full refund? Sorry because Apple is still selling the 3GS, so if you don't like the iP4 or Android you can still buy last year's model?

    You're insane.
  14. Block macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2007
    The AppleCare statistic is misleading. Just because .55% called AppleCare to complain about it does not mean only .55% are having problems.
  15. Phokus macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    Exactly, That ".53%" stat was the biggest crock of poo poo ever. Who on earth is going to call apple when everyone knows about it and knows they won't do squat?
  16. klrobinson999 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2008
    Wait....I thought he DID say the word "sorry" ....

    my complaint is that you knew he wasn't sincere.
  17. Blaenk macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2009
    excellent finish to a good read
  18. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    HaHaHa....Yes, Steve Jobs loves all of his fanbois, right to the bank!
  19. WeegieMac Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    As someone who excels in being condescending, trust me ... Jobs was far from it. He came across as humbled, but the facts he presented can't be argued with. He showed other devices, with their antenna's inside their build, suffering the same "issue". It's over. Move on.

    Many on here wouldn't know condescending if it came up to them and kicked them in the nuts. :rolleyes:

    See .... condescending. ;)
  20. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    I thought SJ was quite sincere. He's right when he says they love their customers. Apple is always taking risks and breaking new ground. They were the first with a 17" laptop screen. They were the first with unibody construction in their laptops. They were the first home computer with a GUI, and probably the first real home computer. They redefined the way we buy and listen to music. They defined a new market with the iPad. Apple is CONSTANTLY on the edge and there is extreme pressure on them to outdo their last brilliant product. Are Microsoft, Dell, HP, or Motorola subject to such high expectations?

    After watching the press conference on Friday, I was more of an Apple fan than ever. No other company in recent memory has come out like Apple to put themselves out there in such a big way to fix a problem manifested with a minority of users. It's now quite obvious that other smartphones suffer from the same issues, but you don't see RIM, HTC or Samsung offering free cases or holding press conferences to explain an issue that's been known about for years.

    If you're in a weak signal area, you have the same chances of dropping the call with an iP4 as you do with a Blackberry or Droidberry. But for whatever reason, Apple needs to answer for something that is a problem for everyone in the whole goddamn industry.

    And as far as Consumer Reports is concerned, they can take a hike. They always rate cheaper products higher than more expensive, better built products. To them it's all about price. I have a Miele washing machine that is not highly rated by CR, yet it's the best washing machine I've ever had. CR rates those plasticky Whirlpool Duets higher, and everybody I know is having nothing but problems with theirs.

    To each their own. Apple made a product they are proud of, even though a few people think otherwise. Buy it or not, it's up to you. Nobody is entitled to an iPhone 4. It's not a constitutional or god-given right. And if you love iPhone but can't stand the horribly defective iP4 then keep your 3GS! Or if you have an older iPhone you can buy the 3GS for a great price today.

    There really is nothing to complain about.
  21. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    But IT IS important Phokus, especially as part of the rest of the statistics, because it shows that its a web-phenomenon and that if there was real life problems, a lot of old ladies and random people who don't keep up with tech like us that would be calling in complaining. But this proves that the fear is only theoretical and real life behavior is fine. Therefore it does prove something.

    This is all just blown out of proportion on the web because Apple has become so popular that websites get huge amounts of web traffic from posting iPhone four articles. Millions of people were checking for iPhone news every day. Just crawling the web for whatever info they could find ever since the Gizmodo leak.
  22. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    The amount of self-entitlement you have is incredible. Steve Jobs and Apple owe you nothing.
  23. Roadrash3 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    I am so sick of this. It has been proven all iPhones can lose reception, what do you want big old 90's phones, don't like it don't buy it. I love it, best phone I have ever owned
  24. klrobinson999 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2008

    I think people who potentially might buy a product are entitled to the truth.

    The phone has serious issues.

    Jobs an company seemed as if THEY were the ones entitled at the press conference. In truth, we owe them nothing, as well. If they don't like the criticism (and you could tell Jobs was hot under the collar), tough ****.
    The media and the customers don't have to kiss their arrogant asses.
  25. KratosKilla macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2008
    I don't know how you could be anymore of an Apple fan. Steve Jobs does have to fix products that don't work as other companies in the past have had recalls. This is not a minority issue. Steve Jobs twists statistics to make them appear smaller then they are. .55% of 3 million is a large number. Especially considering most people were waiting for this press conference to solve the problem. Which they haven't. Just a band aid.

    Why are you criticizing Consumer Reports for not recommending a phone that drops calls instantly when you touch an area where the phone is meant to be gripped. They recommended many of the high priced devices Apple has made in the past. Including the iPhone 3GS. I guess those devices are all garbage to you.

    I agree nobody is entitled to an iPhone 4 but when you purchase a phone I think cellphone reception is something YOU ARE ENTITLED TO. STOP BEING AN APPLE APOLOGIST. This forum is ridiculous. I LOVE APPLE PRODUCTS like the next guy. I have a case and no reception issues when using the case, but this is ridiculous. JUST BECAUSE STEVE JOBS SAYS IT DOES NOT MAKE IT ENTIRELY TRUE. Numbers are used to sway you in one direction. You are a lap dog.

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