Apple have announced that they will be giving out free Bumper Case to all iPhone 4 owners and Future iPhone 4 owners until 30th September 2010. But it is just a short-term solutions, and I’m sure Apple is looking at a long-term solution to solve the issue. Now we can actually solve the issue with isuckit!
iPad have been used in many ways, to help doctors in their surgery operations, view movies, check mails, now it is used to direct Movie Production! It is being used by Michael Bay to direct his latest movie – Transformer 3! In the photo we see here, he should be showing some scene drawing or some writing on the scene that they are going to film. Quite cool ya? [MacForums]
Song a Day Song Writer Jonathan Mann, is a Apple fan boy like me! He have written a song for iPhone 4 Antenna Issue and is being played on the Apple iPhone 4 Press Event. The attitude on the song sounds like Steve Jobs, If you don’t like iPhone 4, bring it back!
Song for iPhone 4 Antenna Issues
Here’s the Lyrics:
there’s an awful lot of hoopla
around the iphone 4 anttenna
when you grip it with the death grip
and you’re call slips away
the media loves a failure
in a string of success
the facts won’t ever matter
if they can make bigger messes
sure i can make it happen
but in terms of daily usage
i’ve yet to drop a call
so this whole damn thing is stupid
and you can call me a fanboy
i’ve been called worse things
but gizmodo just ridiculous
pulling their anti-apple strings
you bought a stolen prototype
get over it and move on
or hey even better
let’s all sing this song
If you don’t want an iphone 4, don’t buy it
if you bought one and you don’t like it, bring it back!
Song for Steve Jobs
Jonanthan Mann, have written another song, and it is for Steve Jobs!
as business men go he is a legend
surviving exile returning as king
if that sounds like moses it’s no accident
the cult of macintosh is a religion
we bow down to products that make us weep
the beauty of simplicity the shepard and his sheep
we defend all attackers with fervent zeal
in each operating system some new truth is revealed
his violent temper, his strict beliefs
his singular vision make him adored
we try our best as we make our way
through the pipeline of products we can’t afford
in his guarded temple there’s a beating drum
and it’s made of glass and of aluminum
on every surface a mysterious brew
a reflection of desire is forged anew
when he speaks we all listen
lovers and haters
the excitement that i feel when he walks out on stage
it’s not just what he’s revealing but the way he reveals it too
Check out his Song a Day Blog here, he is quite cool!
Apple just announced today that 9 more countries will be available, they are Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Singapore!! Yes, Singapore! Finally we are getting iPad in here.
All models of iPads will be available together at once, 16GB, 32Gb, 64GB with and without 3G. Local Pricing of iPad are not available yet, it will only be release on 23th July. So we have to wait.
More details are found on Apple’s PR Website.
Apple iPhone 4 is the number 1 media smartphone out in the market, it has the best 5mega pixel camera, wonderful 720p HD video recording. So what will an iPhone 4 be with a SLR camera lens attached to it?! It will be wonderfully huge, ok, I’m joking. It will be wonderfully impressive piece of work, I can’t describe about it, you got to watch it. [vid-atlanic]
Apple announced on iPhone 4 Press Event on 16 July that all iPhone 4 owners will be given a free iPhone 4 Bumper Case, those who have already bought one, will be fully refunded. But Consumer Reports still do not recommend iPhone 4 to consumers even though Apple is giving out free cases to owners, and cases are reportedly able to solve the antennagate issues!
Consumer Reports believe that Apple giving out Free Cases is a very good first step, however this is not a permanent fix, and the free case offer and the free case offer is only until 30th of September 2010. They hope that Apple will be able to come out with the long-term fix.
iPhone 4 still the number 1 rated phone by Consumer Reports
Apple held their iPhone 4 Press Event on 16th July, confirmed that iPhone 4 Death Grip is real. There won’t software fix to death grip anytime soon as it is a physics issue. Together with the press event, Steve Jobs also announced that iPhone 4’s International Launch will be on 30th July! At last we have a confirmed date for us to wait! Not only iPhone 4 will be launch internationally, White iPhone 4 will also be release on end of July, which should be around 30th July too. So are we seeing White iPhone 4 together with the international launch in Singapore?
Apple have released their 16 July iPhone 4 Press Conference Video to the web and public! Not only that they have released video of it, they also launched new pages of iPhone 4’s Antenna and the Design and Lab Test.
Apple is very honest to the users, saying that iPhone 4’s Antenna is a physical issue and cannot be solve by Software updates, but they also let everyone know that this issue is not iPhone 4 only issue. This is a issue for lots of smartphone out in the market, not only smartphone, phone with antennas.
Apple giving out Free Case
To solve this antenna issue that got out of hand, Apple have decided to give out iPhone 4 Bumper Case/3rd Party Case to all iPhone 4 users, including those who have already bought one(they will be given full refund). This is a good news to everyone, as I am sure most iPhone users have case or at least wants to buy a case to protect their iPhone.
Apple iPhone 4 Antenna
Apple’s iPhone 4 Antenna Page, shown us how this Antenna Death Grip happens to other smartphone like BlackBerry Bold, HTC Droid Eris, Samsung Omnia II and iPhone 3GS!
Although iPhone 4’s Antenna Issue can be most easily seen due the external antenna’s design, many iPhone 4 owners report better call quality and lesser drop calls compare to iPhone 3GS.
Apple’s Antenna Design and Test Labs
Apple also show to the world their state-of-the-art facilities for their Antenna design and test labs. They looks really complex and really impressive. Honestly it reminds me of Professor X’s Cerebro.
Quite similar right? I can say that Apple’s Test Lab really looks very impressive, and hope that they will do a better job on their iPhone 5 and hopefully solve the Antenna Issue, which no Smartphone Manufacturer have solve.
Click here to watch Steve Jobs on Apple’s 16 July Press Conference
Apple released iOS 4.0.1 to better represent the reception issues. According to Apple’s PR iPhone’s Reception Bar Formula is wrong, thus they are showing more bars of reception than it actually have! With the new update from iOS 4.0.1, you will realize that your reception at home or in office will be much lesser than you had previously(this is what I felt).
Look at the Reception bars, it is really slightly bigger and longer compare to the previous version. I don’t think it helps at all for showing bigger bars, but maybe it is a mental thingy that I don’t understand. But one thing that I realized after the update is that my iPhone 3G felt faster and less laggy after the update! This I can’t confirm yet as I have just updated my iPhone 3G only 2 hours ago, but definitely feel faster!
I will post a update if I can confirm that this update actually makes iPhone 3G running iOS 4 faster.
This might be the first FaceTime Video Chat on Airplane ever recorded! This will be a huge deal, as now you will be able to video chat with your family members even on plane, through their Wifi, if they provide it. The quality is quite ok, not prefect, we can see that he is breaking out later in the video, but come on, video chatting on a plane is awesome!