Apple pulls Droid X into their antenna fiascoMikey 3 comments
Ever determined to bring their current PR down to even lower levels, Apple are now making ridiculous claims about the quality of the Droid X antenna.
According to Apple, an un-natural exceedingly tight grip placed near the bottom of the phone will result in a dropped signal. While this may be true, no amount of natural use will cause it to happen. It has to be a deliberate attempt to kill the signal by holding the Droid X in the described manner.
Quite the opposite with the iPhone 4 issue, where holding the phone in the intended way will cause a dropped call. So Apple's comparison, apart from making them look like a bunch of whiny sore losers, would be like Toyota saying that all other cars have the same braking problems as them when you throw oil on the road.
None of this does anything for Apple's credibility and certainly doesn't do anything to improve the iPhone reception issues.
If Apple really believed there wasn't a problem, they wouldn't have offered free rubber bumpers to all iPhones 4 users.
Dear Steve Jobs: Stop embarrassing yourself - admit you made a dumb design choice, apologise, and promise to not place aesthetics over functionality again.