July 17, 2010

Just because

In case you haven't heard the iPhone 4 is having some issues. Apparently when you hold the phone a certain way (the way everyone holds it, even in the commercials) the signal drops and you drop your phone call, something to do with the hand touching the antenna or something. So yesterday they had a press conference to talk about it and instead of admitting that there was a problem, Apple took the position of: you're all making a bigger deal out of this than it is, all phones have antenna issues, so we'll give you free cases or bumpers so you stop complaining.

Now, I don't like apple at all and this seemed like a really bad attitude towards a problems their customers are having. I mean, seriously... holding the phone wrong makes your calls drop? Not cool. Anyway, they included RIM (the company who makes Blackberries) in their list of stats of phones that have the same issues and well... RIM didn't like it.

"Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple's claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple's difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage. One thing is for certain, RIM's customers don't need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. 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."

- Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie

That's the official statement from both of RIM's co-CEOs and I think they couldn't be more right. Apple screwed up and they should accept it.

On a completely different note, these are a few photos I took of the fireworks on the 4th of July that I'd forgotten to post. The trick with these was long exposure, no flash and a tripod. The last one is my favorite.

1 comment:

bitchnotaperson said...

I think Apple is desperate and ridiculous and RIM has every right to make a statement like that.
And I love those photos! The last two are my favorites <3