Apple’s Press Conference Broken Down

The Much anticipated iPhone 4 conference just got finished and what a interesting conference it was. At first an home made youtube video complaining about the iphone’s antenna problems. Jobs who seemed somewhat annoyed in my opinion began by stating how great the newest iPhone was. Selling over 3,000,000 devices since last week. Next, hey began to explain the “antenna gait” not only is this on the iPhone but it is also found on the BlackBerry 8700, HTC Droid Eris, and Samsung Omnia III. All of which jobs has said have antenna problems.

He started to shift the problem away from the iPhone untill, the next slide simply stated “iPhones arn’t perfect”. Next saying, “we went to a lot of trouble to show people where you can touch the antenna. “You might as well put a red flag there.”That combined with the bad algorithm was problematic, Jobs said.Jobs then began explaining how testing is done at Apple using padded rooms to test for antenna reception. Apple has 17 of these “anecohoic chambers” Jobs says it’s been a 100 million dollar investment, and has 18 PhD scientists and engineers on staff to test for these things. We didn’t think it would be a big problem because every phone has this issue,” Jobs says percentage of users who have called about antenna or reception issues is 0.55%” Next, Comparing the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 3GS. For the 3GS, the return rate was 6%. For the iPhone 4, Jobs says it’s 1.7%.Jobs says the iPhone 4 calls drops more calls than the iPhone 3GS.How many more, though? Jobs says it’s less than one additional call per additional 100 calls (compared to iPhone 3GS).

Jobs says even less than one is too much for Apple.Jobs says the new design on the iPhone 4 was not shown to anybody, so there were no cases. Cases fix the issue, so when people bought the 3GS, they could buy a case right away.
20% of customers are going out with a Bumper case. Jobs said that even with the data, this has been “blown way out of proportion.”obs going over what’s being done to fix the problem. Highlighting iOS 4.01, secondly “the bumper solves the signal-strength problem”–give everybody a case. : If you’re still not happy, Jobs says–“You can bring your iPhone back, within 30 days for a full refund.”
Okay great, lets give everybody a free case. Everyone gets free bumpers.: If you’re still not happy, Jobs says–“You can bring your iPhone back, within 30 days for a full refund.”: If you’re still not happy, Jobs says–“You can bring your iPhone back, within 30 days for a full refund.””We do all this because we love our users. And when we fall short, we try harder. We pick ourselves up, and we figure out what’s wrong, and we try harder.” “We do all this because we love our users. And when we fall short, we try harder. We pick ourselves up, and we figure out what’s wrong, and we try harder.””We do all this because we love our users. And when we fall short, we try harder. We pick ourselves up, and we figure out what’s wrong, and we try harder.” Smartphones have weak spots and we make ours extremely noticeable””That’s everything we can do to make every customer happy, but the data supports the fact that the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone in the world. There is no ‘antennagate,'” After that Steve began to go into a Q&A. What an exciting conference.
-Joel Pederson
AGRS Editor

Thanks to CBS news for the live chat/picture coverage of conference.

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2 Responses to “Apple’s Press Conference Broken Down”
  1. Dorea-man says:

    the video at the begining was soo funny. But the conference in genral…a big poop.

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