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Monday, 26 July 2010 08:52

Apple wastes money slagging of rivals

Written by Nick Farell


Because it is easier than admitting you are wrong
Fruity purveyor of broken dreams, Apple is spending a fortune claiming that its rivals have the same reception problems that its broken iPhone 4.

Apple is hoping that if it can prove to the great unwashed that all its rivals have the same design flaw which makes it impossible to call out, then people will still queue to buy its broken iPhone and not have to admit you are wrong and carry out an expensive recall. On the Apple site it is basically adding all its smartphone rivals including Nokia's N97 and Verizon's new flagship, the Motorola Droid X, RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9700, HTC's Android Droid Eris, Samsung's Windows Mobile Omnia II, Nokia's N97 and Apple's own iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.

The new Droid X is shown dramatically dropping from several bars to zero when held with a normal grip. Apple fanboys are telling us that it must be true, after all wouldn't those company's actually sue Apple for lying about them? It is a good point. When Apple made its  first announcement claiming that other smartphones were just as broken as the iPhone 4 the rival companies made a loud noise. However none of them rushed to take Steve Jobs to court for his much needed meeting with legal reality.

Part of the problem for Nokia is that while it claims it does not have any problems, its own user manual warns punters not to touch a certain part of the phone where the antenna meets the case. However so far no other smartphone company has reported the same levels of dropped connections of the iPhone Flaw and it seems that, Jobs's mob's expensive campaign will not make the phone more reliable.
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+23 #1 JWellington 2010-07-26 10:22
I just held my Droid X the EXACT same way they did in the video and I experienced not a single drop in bars. This company is ridiculous with their marketing bruhaha. It is so insulting that they should get slapped with a joint lawsuit from these companies. They are too afraid to take on Apple's lawyers though.
 
 
+1 #2 Fud_u 2010-07-26 14:20
Oh no they did int.
 
 
-20 #3 GodLess 2010-07-26 16:08
You are attacking again to Apple. iPhone 4 sure it has problem with the signal at low signal locations but why nobody can accept the fact that other phones have the same problem? why no one attacks to Droid or Nokia.. they claimed that their phones are ok, so why the bars drop like crazy? At some point we have to be a little open minded..

@JWellington

Their marketing is just brilliant!! That's the main reason of their huge success.
 
 
+14 #4 HellFlyer 2010-07-26 18:35
Quoting GodLess:
At some point we have to be a little open minded..

@JWellington

Their marketing is just brilliant!! That's the main reason of their huge success.


You are wrong while all phones suffer from it iPhone losses signal when you touch even slightly the place where two antennas meet, other phones have internal antenna whereas Mr. Jobs innovative external antenna design is wrong and defective.

Marketing = iSheeps, inability to critically analyze :-)
 
 
0 #5 Zaozo 2010-07-28 02:58
Hm... I think what I've now seen Apple do is deny they have a problem, but then give away a free product to be nice... but said product somehow magically is the same thing that fixes the reception problem that doesn't exist with the iPhone 4...

Hm... that's one helluva coincidence, wouldn't you say?

Oh and yes, the other manufactures can't sue because Apple is telling the truth. If you hold a phone a certain way, you will lose signal. The part that is misleading is when you look at how they are holding the phone. If you look at the Droid X video, He's wrapping 3 of his fingers around the front of the phone. The Droid X is HUGE, so that's gonna take some effort to pull that off.

In closing, STFU Apple, I'm sick of it. Own up to your mistake and move on.
 

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