Apple Releases Letter About iPhone 4

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Today, Apple sent out a later regarding the new iPhone problems going around. Many users have continuously complained about the signal problems when they hold the antenna band on the bottom of the phone. Apple’s response? They say that it was a formula problem in the signal display. Apple says that the formula they are currently using show 1 or 2 more bars than the actual signal strength. So, if you are in a low signal area where you actually have 2 bars worth of signal strength, the iPhone is displaying 3 or 4 bars. That is why people are being deceived to thinking they are having bad signal.

Read Apple’s letter here.

Steve Jobs Tells Angry iPhone 4 User to “Relax, it’s just a phone.”

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Recently, an iPhone user sent Steve Jobs and an engineer an email complaining about the issues with the new iPhone 4 issues. What does he have to say about it? Basically…get a life, its just a phone, enjoy the more important things in life.

Here’s a snippet from Gizmodo:

Original mail:
[Apple engineer name redacted],

When we spoke, you would not tell me that there is a fix for this phone?

A friend just sent me this.

I assume there is no fix then. If this is legit, I have lost all respect for apple and just want to go back to Verizon and get a nice Android phone. And don’t tell me they have the same issues, all our co-workers with Androids are just mocking us right now…. “Hey, I am going to go in the basement and continue my call. You can use my office on the 2nd floor so you can get a signal”. You are going to kill your brand over one product. Apple is coming off arrogant and rude. If there is no fix just tell people so they can return their phones. We have work to do. I have bought just about every apple product made in the last 20 years and this is the 1st time I am ashamed to be a MAC fan.

This is just sickening,
[Tom]

Steve Jobs’ reply:
No, you are getting all worked up over a few days of rumors. Calm down.

iPhone 4 user:
I am really insulted… “Calm down”…. “rumors”… What arrogance. This is will be marked as the begging of the end of Apple. Seriously, DO THE RIGHT THING. I just had dinner with 3 people who had iPhone 4s we all cant make calls without dropping. There is no rumors it is reality.

Steve Jobs:
You are most likely in an area with very low signal strength.

iPhone 4 user:
Stop with jack*** comments. I have has every iphone made. They all had a bad signal but this is the so much worse X3. The whole country is is in a “low signal strength” in reality… all but apple campus and your house it seems? AT&T maps are a joke. I am in “excellent” to “good” coverage and on my iPhone 1, Iphone 3G, and my iPhone 3Gs, I could at least make a telephone call. After all, it is a phone. Iphone 4…. 5 bars….. touch the phone… ZERO bars call drops.
Steve. IT DOES NOT WORK! Geezzz I hope this this is not really you. Are we on a different MHz? I have yet to see an iPhone [4] work in Richmond when you hold it in your hand. It is not “isolated”. I was a big fan. But I am done.

Steve Jobs:
You may be working from bad data. Not your fault. Stay tuned. We are working on it.

Steve Jobs’ second reply, without BGR reader replying to the previous one:
Retire, relax, enjoy your family. It is just a phone. Not worth it.

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I personally think Steve Jobs is handling the situation very well compared to what other tech bloggers think. He is trying to get his own fans and customers to realize that enjoying life and family are way more important than a simple phone issue. Props to you Jobs.

Starred: My Top Five

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Reading my Google Reader takes up just about 80% of my internet time. It’s my newspaper of the web. Most of the time I’m just scrolling down the list trying to get them all read, because when I open it up in the morning…I have a little over 150 unread. I love it though! I have articles coming from technology to food recipes to family member blog posts and so on…

I’ve decided to share some of my “Starred items” that come through my Google Reader. Maybe you will become as obsessed as I am. Hopefully not…

1. Arugual Pesto Pizza from TasteSpotting

2. Less Accounting from CSS Mania


3. Hey Apple, you’re holding it wrong from Engadget


4. iOS 4: The Complete Walkthrough and Guide [VIDEO] from MASHABLE


5. Embrace the Inevitability of Being Wrong to Boost Workplace Productivity from Lifehacker


Will it Blend?: iPhone 4

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Yes. That’s the Question.

Will the iPhone 4 blend in the Blendtec blender? Obviously you know the answer if you’ve ever seen these videos before. Plus, why would they put a dud on YouTube…exactly. You know, it kills me to see Apple products (or anything with slight value) being destroyed for entertainment. Just give it to me for crying out loud! Oh well, I would probably do the same if I had to money to destroy things for no apparent reason besides fame and millions of viewers. Alright I’ll stop complaining. Hope you enjoy.

Tech Update: The Next iPhone

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This is the first of my many tech updates to come. As Hope recently described me as a “technology nerd”, I feel the need to fulfill that roll. And…I LOVE technology. With that said, I wanted all the iPhone/Apple lovers to be “in” on the new things coming up.

I would love to fill you in personally about everything on the new iPhone, but I think Steve Jobs might do a little better job than me. If you end up catching this post a little later than 12pm, you can go back and look at everything on the Gizmodo Liveblog.

Update: Here’s the Apple iPhone 4 design video.