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You get a bumper, you get a bumper, everyone gets a bumper!

July 18, 2010 Leave a comment

So Apple had their press conference today about their signal problem. I’ve never liked Apple as a company, they have some great products, no doubt, but for some reason the company comes off as an A-hole. I have the same feeling about the directing founder, Steve Jobs. This certainly affects my summary of the conference and the paraphrasing, but anyway, here it is:

“We’re not perfect but, neither are phones.” – While it’s a big step for Apple to admit that they aren’t perfect it feels like an excuse saying that all phones have problems, especially after all the positive superlatives that they drop on their announcements.

“See! Other have the same problem.” – The excuse that they did the tests for science and a better understanding of the problem, is total bullshit. They saw an opportunity to bash on their competitors and they took it.

“We fixed our algorithm and other haven’t fixed theirs.” – Well good for you, you fixed a faulty algorithm that promised way more than it had and that should never have been there in the first place.

“We spend tons of money on testing and our awesome labs.” – And still you have problems with your phone.

“We knew, but didn’t think it would be a big deal”/”The Bloomberg article is bullshit” – So you knew but didn’t know? What is it?

“We have the best antennas ever… that drops the same amount of calls as the 3GS” – So it does nothing?

“There’s a problem, but it’s a small problem because everyone is happy” – 0,55% call Apple care about their iPhone 4 because of reception complaints while the Droid Eris, the phone that Apple bashes on, has a 0,016%.

“Bumpers will solve the problems, so everyone gets a bumper!” – The obvious cheaper solution to save face and customers.

“If you’re not happy with the iPhone, then we don’t want your money” – OK, I might have been too hard with that paraphrasing. It’s quite nice with a money-back warranty.

All in all, I think a quote from RIM says it best. “Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple.”

But enough of the Apple bashing, that’s it for now. Until next post! //Saligia

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