Monday, 24 September 2018

Friday Review: Total recall?

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 16 July 10

As iPhone 4 rumours swirl ahead of Apple press conference, Microsoft slings some mud. Plus this week's news highlights.

An unprecedented recall of the much-hyped iPhone 4 is just one of the rumoured outcomes of the Apple press conference scheduled to take place later today. Steve Jobs will take to the stage in Cupertino at 10am local time to discuss the iPhone 4, at the end of a week in which talk of poor reception on the new device reached fever pitch. Just in case you missed it (how?), the iPhone 4 loses signal when held in a certain way, a fairly standard way, due to the configuration of its antenna system. Strangely enough, customers who have shelled out hefty sums for the phone have been dissatisfied with suggestions that they should "avoid holding it in this way" (thanks for that one, Mr Jobs), or spend yet more money buying a special case from Apple to solve the problem…

An unprecedented recall of the much-hyped iPhone 4 is just one of the rumoured outcomes of the Apple press conference scheduled to take place later today. Steve Jobs will take to the stage in Cupertino at 10am local time to discuss the iPhone 4, at the end of a week in which talk of poor reception on the new device reached fever pitch. Just in case you missed it (how?), the iPhone 4 loses signal when held in a certain way, a fairly standard way, due to the configuration of its antenna system. Strangely enough, customers who have shelled out hefty sums for the phone have been dissatisfied with suggestions that they should "avoid holding it in this way" (thanks for that one, Mr Jobs), or spend yet more money buying a special case from Apple to solve the problem…

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