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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. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      Isn't the issue caused by the metal part of the sim card touching the metal on the sim tray? Why not just re design a new sim tray and give those out instead of bumpers. I'm willing to bet that the tray is substantially less of a cost than the $30 bumper.
    1. MIKE DUB's Avatar
      MIKE DUB -
      Buwahahahha
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      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.
      got a bumper case after you dropped and shattered the screen....brilliant! =]
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      total cost of a full product recall to Apple at an estimated $1.5 billion
      this wouldn't cost Appl£ anything seen as it's just the consumers getting their money back, for a substandard product, layman's terms if Appl£ didn't have this product to sell they wouldn't have seen any money!!!!, like they wouldn't have seen any money if nobody bought it,

      the only loss Appl£ are making is there own fault for not testing the product better or they new about the issue and thought they could get away with it because there the ALMIGHTY APPL£...

      and I still don't think Appl£ will lose out if they do recall I think they'll have made a profit, even with the expenditure of development, because not all people return their products when recalled
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Scott Forstall will come out, discuss game center, new things in iOS 4.1 and then go away. I HIGHLY doubt Apple will talk at length about the antennae or admit it's a perceived design flaw.
    1. oscar25's Avatar
      oscar25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ctrobins View Post
      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!
      Exactly!
    1. hat_15's Avatar
      hat_15 -
      Quote Originally Posted by FURBY8704 View Post
      got a bumper case after you dropped and shattered the screen....brilliant! =]
      Yeah I realize bumper MAY not 100% protect but better than nothing. But it also has that rubber edge which feels better than glass in my hands. Anyways they'll just announce iphone 5!
    1. bkimz's Avatar
      bkimz -
      Jobs will be saying reception problem is all ATT so now we are moving to Verizon!!! LOL
    1. domanads2k4's Avatar
      domanads2k4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by skburke View Post
      Can you say Total Recall. Oh I think I got a tumor!
      I said that on page 2 and that was kindergarten cop lol
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      the only design flaw Appl£ will admit is that cloning technology is to far away to let everybody have a Steve to tell us we're holding it wrong

      arse!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by MikeThomson View Post
      Its a press conference to announce the new head of there new anti-jailbreak team... GEORGE HOTZ!!!
      Roflmaool that's hilarious
    1. domanads2k4's Avatar
      domanads2k4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sandstorm77 View Post
      Isn't the issue caused by the metal part of the sim card touching the metal on the sim tray? Why not just re design a new sim tray and give those out instead of bumpers. I'm willing to bet that the tray is substantially less of a cost than the $30 bumper.
      Prob cost the same price to make
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      How about we skip past what that person was talking about and stay on topic.
    1. Bouzo's Avatar
      Bouzo -
      Interesting, this Friday is also the day they are supposed to be announcing release date and pricing for the 4 in Canada. I was eager to get one, but now, I'll be staying away until they own up and tell us what's REALLY wrong with the phone.

      I can't believe his previous response was that the signal bars are not really representing the true signal and people were buying that!

      So you're telling me that after 4 generations of building the world's most advanced and expensive phone (allegedly) that we haven't been able to incorporate a system that shows the user the 'true' signal strength as represented by the visible bars??? Ya RIGHT! You gotta be FAKING KIDDING ME! please..........
    1. QuinnNebula's Avatar
      QuinnNebula -
      finally! steve jobs downfalls start time for windows to make it rise only to fall again
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      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.
      Kewl your like one of the first to JBreak the i4

      lmao..
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by QuinnNebula View Post
      finally! steve jobs downfalls start time for windows to make it rise only to fall again
      What in the world are you trying to say?!?!
    1. marius2's Avatar
      marius2 -
      No way there's a recall.
    1. bjiphone's Avatar
      bjiphone -
      I seriously don't expect them to fix anything. And yeah, bumpers don't solve a thing
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Recall. Please