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Apple's surprise announcement of a last minute press conference this Friday has led to a flurry of speculation about what Apple might be planning on doing. Apple will certainly be addressing the widely reported signal loss issue with the iPhone 4 in some form during the event. The speculation has ranged anywhere from free bumper cases to a full iPhone 4 recall. If a recent Steve Jobs email is to be believed, we expect Apple will continue to defend their published position on the iPhone 4.

This week, after the Consumer Reports news and talk of a recall emerged this week, MacRumors reader Tim fired off an email to Steve Jobs stating: "I'm starting to feel like a bit of a jerk for talking so many of my friends and colleagues into buying iPhone 4. Please fix it." To this, Steve Jobs reportedly replied:
"Not to worry. Facts are different than what you're hearing."
If this email is to believed, it seems Jobs continues to believe the problem is being misportrayed in the media.

These Steve Jobs email reports have recently taken a credibility hit with claims by Apple that one exchange published by Boy Genius Report was completely fabricated. However, Boy Genius Report maintains that the exchange was real (except for a misattributed quote at the end) -- and we believe them. One of the claimed emails from Steve Jobs at the time stated:
"You may be working from bad data. Not your fault. Stay tuned. We are working on it."
This statement lined up with the official Apple press release that was released only days later. That was the press release announcing that badly calculated signal strength bars were exaggerating the problem.

Article Link: Steve Jobs Claims iPhone 4 'Facts are Different' Than Has Been Portrayed
 

Advance The Man

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Steve needs to use one in an area other than a huge city with great reception. The guy is delusional or a liar.
 
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Steve needs to use one in an area other than a huge city with great reception. The guy is delusional or a liar.

Yeah. K. keep dreaming.

The company who makes the darn thing vs. bunch of whiny morons on teh blogz.

Easy call, on who has a better idea of what's going on.
 
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siryak

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Yeah. K. keep dreaming.

The company who makes the darn thing vs. bunch of whiny morons on teh blogz.

Easy call, on who has a better idea of what's going on.

Which is why he said he is either delusional OR a liar. Basically he is blowing smoke up everybody's ***. You can't deny that there is a signal issue. It is very easily reproduced. Also it is not just the bars, but a lot of times the call will get choppy or drop. Then when you take your fingers off it is clear as a crystal.
 
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Advance The Man

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Steve needs to use one in an area other than a huge city with great reception. The guy is delusional or a liar.

Yeah. K. keep dreaming.

The company who makes the darn thing vs. bunch of whiny morons on teh blogz.

Easy call, on who has a better idea of what's going on.

I have one that is dropping calls 1/4 of the time. Was at Apple store. An employee there bought a bumper for his. He sounded frustrated over the dropped calls. You fanboys got to come up with something more that people are morons or whining over it. I assure you this issue is quite real.
 
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grantsdale

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I hope they touch on the proximity sensor too, but I have a feeling its going to be about the antenna only.
 
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NT1440

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I really don't know whats going to happen tomorrow, all I know, its going to be interesting. :)
 
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Steve needs to use one in an area other than a huge city with great reception. The guy is delusional or a liar.

He uses it in the Bay Area where AT&T sucks and 9 out of 10 people are using an iphone which further degrades the network. I'm sure he knows how bad the problem is.
 
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iphoneZ

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ive lost all respect for Jobs and Apple. i've reproduced this on every single display iphone in two apple stores in separate states how are those facts wrong?
 
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NT1440

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ive lost all respect for Jobs and Apple. i've reproduced this on every single display iphone in two apple stores in separate states how are those facts wrong?

Wow. Ever care to think that maybe the media has picked up on a wrong technical fact? Not to mention it was never mentioned what facts were wrong.

Do you people just live to work yourselves up without applying any critical thinking? :confused:
 
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wongster41

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Steve should stop responding to customers/media in his email. He's digging himself a hole with all these 1 sentence responses. He's obviously not good with PR and it's really going to bite him in the ass one day.
 
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UTclassof89

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Probably only a matter of time before we hear Steve has locked himself in a tower and is peeing in mason jars.

(Howard Hughes reference, for you youngsters)

The Apple Board of Directors needs to put a leash on him and get someone with a cool head to officially respond to this. After "all phones do that" and his "facts" on Flash letter, I trust SJ as much as I trust a Congressman.
 
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I have one that is dropping calls 1/4 of the time. Was at Apple store. An employee there bought a bumper for his. He sounded frustrated over the dropped calls. You fanboys got to come up with something more that people are morons or whining over it. I assure you this issue is quite real.

I'm leaning towards bad batch and you just happened to get one. If you don't like it you can return it, stop bitching, and get a different phone.
 
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Ochyandkaren

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Wow. Ever care to think that maybe the media has picked up on a wrong technical fact? Not to mention it was never mentioned what facts were wrong.

Do you people just live to work yourselves up without applying any critical thinking? :confused:

:eek:: Are you betting against internet lingua franca, lack of critical thinking?
:D: You'll lose.

Hey, Apple fault, this is 21st century baby. Truth never trumps perception of a possible scandal.
 
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NT1440

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wow do iSheep ever think their messiah could be full of it? or do they just take his word as if it were etched in stone on the iPad of God? lifelong Mac user here but not an iSheep. :apple:

Jobs: "You don't need to see the internet or make calls. These aren't the Droids you've been looking for."
iSheep: "Move along."
Uh, I'm no sheep. I'm looking for the REAL technical answer, instead of "well, the doohickey just don't work".

There is a thing called the truth, and I'd like to know it, whatever it may be.

BTW, I still think it was a stupid move not to go with actual gorilla glass on this one, but who knows, maybe it doesn't gel well with apples implementation of touch.
 
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Devnor

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Steve will introduce the Soup Man as the Arbiter of the iPhone:

soup-nazi.jpg
 
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coolfactor

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think ill email him about why both mine and my mums imacs are showing the beach ball of death every day!!!:mad::mad:
there almost unusable!

I think someone needs to learn some basic maintenance procedures, and also how to report issues to the software developers involved. This discussion belongs in a different thread, but if you want some personal assistance, please PM me and we'll talk.
 
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I have one that is dropping calls 1/4 of the time. Was at Apple store. An employee there bought a bumper for his. He sounded frustrated over the dropped calls. You fanboys got to come up with something more that people are morons or whining over it. I assure you this issue is quite real.

I'm leaning towards bad batch and you just happened to get one. If you don't like it you can return it, stop bitching, and get a different phone.

I did. That's why I was at Apple. Problem still exists. Had dropped calls with this one today. Can't imagine not having an iPhone. Wait to see what will be announced. I would likely go back to 3GS with iOS4.
 
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I did. That's why I was at Apple. Problem still exists. Had dropped calls with this one today. Can't imagine not having an iPhone. Wait to see what will be announced. I would likely go back to 3GS with iOS4.

Do you keep dropping calls when you hold it with your left hand (lower left corner of your phone)? If so, then why do you insist on holding your phone that way when you know for a fact that it's the reason why you keep dropping calls?

While you're waiting for Apple to come up with a fix (if ever they come up with one), why don't you hold it in a way so it doesn't drop your calls...
 
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