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Apple’s Idiotic Statement To iPhone 4 Reception Issues – Don’t Hold It That Way


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We often wonder what it would be like to work for Steve Jobs at Apple (well, not really … we just thought this sounded like a good opening line). Sit around … kiss Steve’s ass … Yes Men only need apply. Take for example the latest brown-nosing incident … iPhone 4 reception issues.

So basically some bizarre shit is going on with iPhone 4 when you hold it like a normal person. Seems that iPhone 4 can’t pick up signals when you’re holding it in your hand as the metal band around the phone is the antenna … and touching the antenna jacks everything up … as in, you lose reception. For complete details, check out Gizmodo’s excellent  write-up.

Anywhoo …   an iPhone 4 user emailed Steve Jobs about the problem and received a concise reply, “just avoid holding it in that way” Jobs said.   

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Seriously Steve? Your the CEO of the world’s most valuable technology company and that’s your response? Let’s see … we spent half a day on Apple’s crashing website trying to pre-order iPhone 4 … stood another five hours in line to pick it up … ate top ramen for a month to save enough money. And now when we hold iPhone 4 like any normal person would, it doesn’t work … and you tell us … Don’t Hold It That Way? FFFFUUUU – DON’T MAKE IT THAT WAY BIATCH!

But the beauty of Steve’s email response is Apple’s public relations department … the Yes Men … “Hey Steve, that’s a great explanation – as usual, you’re a revolutionary and magical genius!  Screw customer service … screw looking into the issue with any detail … we’ll make your email response Apple’s official company statement” … and so the Yes Men did. The official statement …

Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases.

LMAO …. Don’t Hold It That Way … PR brilliance. But what’s even more idiotic are Apple’s iPhone 4 video promotions that show users holding it the right wrong way. Check out the ironic screenshots of Apple videos below, all available on Apple’s website.

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[for even more ironic and hysterical examples, visit Cameron Hunt’s brilliant new website ->  “Just Avoid Holding It In That Way”]

But look, don’t feel bad for holding iPhone 4 like a normal person … even Russian President Dimitry Medvedev had difficulties executing the new magical iPhone 4 grip.

Steve Jobs iPhone 4 Reception

[image courtesy of iPhone Savior]

Comments

  • No_Tie

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    That's what happens when your “Field Testers” do their testing with it in a camouflaged iPhone 3GS case

  • JC

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    http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9282/iphone4


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    LMAO … thank you … we'll update our article with this must-see image 🙂


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    seriously … that is a grea point!

  • Chris

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    That's funny as sh*t and right on the money.. Nicely written.


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    LOL – thanks! Yeah … we're still blown away at the arrogance of Apple's
    official response … “not our fault – you are holding it wrong” … WTF
    kind of way is that to do business? LOL

  • JC

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    http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9282/iphone4


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    LMAO … thank you … we'll update our article with this must-see image 🙂


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    seriously … that is a grea point!

  • Chris

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    That's funny as sh*t and right on the money.. Nicely written.


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    LOL – thanks! Yeah … we're still blown away at the arrogance of Apple's
    official response … “not our fault – you are holding it wrong” … WTF
    kind of way is that to do business? LOL


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