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    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, itís likely weíll be hearing quite a bit more about the iPhoneís reported reception problems and Appleís 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. alyshehata's Avatar
      alyshehata -
      iKnow what will happen!!
      Steve Jobs will show the public how to hold their iPhones the "right" way

      EDIT: i just found out this is my first post... YAAAY :P
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unlaced View Post
      I want the white iPhone Apple when the hell is it coming out!?
      Quote Originally Posted by kadernal View Post
      and white?
      iphone 4 black recall everyone gets new and improved white iphone 4 !!!!!!
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
      4.1 for sure !!!
      in what world do you live in where Apple would call a press conference in the middle of a PR crisis to discuss...iOS 4.1?
    1. iphone925's Avatar
      iphone925 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alyshehata View Post
      iKnow what will happen!!
      Steve Jobs will show the public how to hold their iPhones the "right" way
      HAHAHAHAH =)) LOL BTW how can we hold the phone rite way with singal problems and PROXIMITY SENSOR issues I cant even make one call without putting people on mute hold or ending the phone call completely
    1. alyshehata's Avatar
      alyshehata -
      simple.. you have to hold it with 3 fingers, must be in your right hand, Put the phone on speaker or keep it 2 cm away from your cheek. also check that your not sweating a lot and that the your fingers dont slide down to make a "DEATH GRIP"... i dunno why but i keep laughing about this death thing, seriously apple? didnt u have time to notice that?!:@
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Apple to iphone users

      we screwed up. But newer iphones will be jailbroken when you but them and standard factory unlocked.


    1. dallaspowers's Avatar
      dallaspowers -
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      on one end of the curve it could be a recall, or on the other it could be the anouncement of 4.0.1 and denial of the death grip
    1. MikeThomson's Avatar
      MikeThomson -
      Its a press conference to announce the new head of there new anti-jailbreak team... GEORGE HOTZ!!!
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MikeThomson View Post
      Its a press conference to announce the new head of there new anti-jailbreak team... GEORGE HOTZ!!!
      lol now that would be an awesome twist >_<
    1. Lintrix's Avatar
      Lintrix -
      I've said this somewhere else, but i have forgotten where.

      Let us take an assumption that Apple issues a recall on the iPhone 4. Clearly these re-issued phones will include the latest firmware (may be 4.1 at that point) and will remain unjailbroken/locked. The recall time period may only last one month, and all those jailbroken iPhone 4.0 will have to decide to either keep their defective jailbroken devices or switch to a brand new unjailbroken device.
    1. jadedmonkey28's Avatar
      jadedmonkey28 -
      there not going to do anything, a recall is all talk. They will simply say that every cell phone has cell phone issues, the fact remains the phone works fine for most people 99% of the time. They will more than likely just advise people that anyone who is unhappy with their current phone can return it or exchange it within 30days of purchases.
      Honestly thatís all they really should do, people have been crying over this when the fact is if you have a case it's already a moot point. People claim they will sue, over what, so your phone doesn't work if you hold it a certain way, does it work if you don't hold it that way, YES it does. case closed. I side with apple here, my I4 has always worked fine, yeah i have seen people hold it and bars go away, but guess, what it has never dropped a call and itís never been an issue for me. Yes i have a case, but then again i have a IQ above 5 and think that only an idiot would by a 300.00 phone with no case.
      If you donít like your IPhone, then STFU and return it already. What you donít want to, then I guess you really donít care about said death grip. People who whine about it are all talk, they really want their phone and now they want to get it for free or get some kind of kick back from apple, sorry folks, the reality here is you are free to take it back, thatís all you can do, I hope to god thatís all apple says. I work in IT and not a day goes by where some idiot doesnít whine because tech wasnít designed as if they were the only person who would ever use it. Grow up people, stop crying already.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      White iPhone finally coming?!

    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      ya know i just hate my iphone 4 ............. i just cant get any reception when i stick it up my *****
    1. chrisrotolo's Avatar
      chrisrotolo -
      Thank God my iphone 4 signal works fine.
      Does anyone else find it a little strange every other tweet from steve jobs is a joke about poor reception?
    1. scoop2mylue's Avatar
      scoop2mylue -
      this press conference is either going to make or break my decision to stay with the AT&T or switch to verizon for the Droid X
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by chrisrotolo View Post
      Thank God my iphone 4 signal works fine.
      Does anyone else find it a little strange every other tweet from steve jobs is a joke about poor reception?
      Ummmm you sure you don't have the fake steve jobs followed? (Any of the many of them.)
    1. skburke's Avatar
      skburke -
      Can you say Total Recall. Oh I think I got a tumor!
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hat_15 View Post
      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.
      You broke an iPhone 4? Nice
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      I am sure Apple will not admit fault, most likely this press conference will amount to nothing.
      Maybe put the blame on the website that had the prototype releasing pictures and info about it, might as well server Gizmo to show up to court when Apple sues the guy. Hell Jobs already claim that Gizmo extort Apple requesting written document that the said item belongs to Apple... How is this an extortion? Just because Apple do not want to give official letter claiming its property it does not make this an extortion.