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  • Apple Holding iPhone 4 Press Conference Friday

    Apple will finally address the iPhone 4 dilemma in greater detail this Friday in a scheduled press conference. While much is not yet know about the event, it will take place in Cupertino and will focus exclusively on the iPhone 4 and the lingering reception issues related to the "Death Grip" phenomenon. First reported by the Wall Street Journal, late Wednesday Apple informed the media of the press conference which will formally commence on Friday, July 16th at 10:00 am PST.

    Apple offered no further details beyond that, but given the events of the past few weeks, it’s likely we’ll be hearing quite a bit more about the iPhone’s reported reception problems and Apple’s plans to address them.
    In recent days, Apple has endured hellish media treatment born of the company's seeming hubris in the face of growing consumer calls to do something - anything - to more formally and progressively acknowledge the antenna issues that have plagued the device since its release last month. While it isn't yet known for certain that Apple will issue a massive recall of the iPhone 4, some are assuming the the seriousness of a formal press conference is the obvious set-up for such a substantial announcement.

    But don't count on it.

    Yesterday, we reported the calculations of Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi who placed the total cost of a full product recall to Apple at an estimated $1.5 billion, although subsequent estimates have placed that figure just beneath 1 billion.

    Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Holding iPhone 4 Press Conference Friday started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 147 Comments
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      posted this.. lets see what they say..recall/free bumpers
    1. jordbrett's Avatar
      jordbrett -
      Wow this could be interesting
    1. cb22's Avatar
      cb22 -
      All they gonna say is were working on it!
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      Prob passing out rolls of duct tape and maybe some bumpers for the first 100 customers....lol.

      Seriously wonder what's going to go down...hmmmm.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      It'll be a pleasure to listen to
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      People please stop posting Free Bumpers, this DOES NOT fix anything cosmetically. They need to recall.

      People should NOT have to be forced to use a bumper.
    1. aceman223's Avatar
      aceman223 -
      Can we say...4.1 "official" release?
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Free bumpers ;P
    1. vegeto2k2222's Avatar
      vegeto2k2222 -
      It'll probably be about their firmware update 4.1
    1. ctrobins's Avatar
      ctrobins -
      How exciting! I can't wait to see the tirade in the blogs that will happen after the announcement! No matter what Apple says or does there'll be lovers and haters lining up on either side to complain about it or defend it!
    1. hat_15's Avatar
      hat_15 -
      I just got a bumper b/c I dropped mine from like a foot and it shattered the screen. They'll probably stick to what they said about it being just a software glitch and that 4.1 is around the corner.
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      I swear if they screw us over I'm returning my iPhone 4, cuz I'll have 4 more days in the 30 day return policy then, and probably wont be buying iPhone 5 if they do screw the customers over... but if they do a recall, they'd better be giving out new iPhones to the customers and use those as refurbs cuz this is ridiculous.
    1. danielbonnells's Avatar
      danielbonnells -
      Yes PLEASE NO BUMPERS. I WANT THE PHONE FIXED, not covered up.
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      4.1 for sure !!!
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      People please stop posting Free Bumpers, this DOES NOT fix anything cosmetically. They need to recall.

      People should NOT have to be forced to use a bumper.
      my reception is fine. i just want a free bumper
    1. domanads2k4's Avatar
      domanads2k4 -
      I don't think 4.1 will fix a HARDWARE issue I wish people would quit saying that crap and who wants a free bumper again to fix a HARDWARE issue total RECALL no pun intended
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      I would rather them say... IOS UNLOCK and Factory Jailbreak will be released via iTunes following this press release... Now that would rock...

      For the ios 4.1 - My test is under another thread...
      iOS 4.1 Beta Now Available To Developers

    1. unlaced's Avatar
      unlaced -
      I want the white iPhone Apple when the hell is it coming out!?
    1. MIKE DUB's Avatar
      MIKE DUB -
      Told you! Its just a matter of time!
    1. kadernal's Avatar
      kadernal -
      and white?