Antennagate: All that Apple managed to achieve at its press conference is to irritate other manufacturers
So…Apple is deleting all discussion threads about the antenna issue and still denies any problems with their design, even though, they started to try to hire antenna designers just before the official launch and they’re now giving away for free a rubber band to fix the non-issue.
On stage, this past Friday, Father Jobs, tried to convince its followers that the reception issue was in line with what people were experiencing with devices from other manufacturers, but the press and Consumer Reports didn’t buy it. Here is how Dave Nanian summarized the event: “So, in sum: there is no problem, all phones have this no problem, a case fixes this no problem, free case to fix your no problem. Got it!”
Somebody else didn’t buy it, the manufacturers that were dragged into Apple’s problem by Jobs. RIM, Nokia and HTC have all issued statements that they had designed antennas for long enough to know what they were doing.
At the end of the day, it’s just a phone (just not a very good one, more like a 3G iPod) and everybody is free to not buy it or return it (minus 10%) if they don’t like it. If it works for you and adds value to your life, then enjoy 🙂