Apple's Antenna Lab - One Malevolent Female Robot Away From Being Portal

As Toby mentioned yesterday, Apple is pretty adamant that the signal problem isn’t their fault, citing in yesterday’s press conference that the problem is not only equally common to all phones, but that the iPhone 4 itself isn’t even experiencing much of an issue. This whole mess was just a result of overzealous bloggers jumping the gun. In short: ‘stop picking on us, guys.’

After all, why wouldn’t Apple spend a princely sum of money and an age of time testing the piss out of their products, right? To prove the stone-faced seriousness of their business, Apple has taken the time to provide some sexy photos of their phone testing chambers.

Looking more like Cerebro than a testing facility, it would seem that Apple’s dedication to sexy, clean lines extends even to their labs. I don’t pretend to know how this works, and in true Apple fashion, the website‘s blurb doesn’t pretend to want to tell me anything terribly useful about how it works, either. But apparently, thanks to Bowser’s Castle here, Apple is for sure certain for real-real that we’re all a bunch of idiots – there’s no antenna problem, guys. Shut up. We’re not getting a free bumper. Ever. Never.

In case you missed the press conference yesterday, it’s here.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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#1
Fabrice Delaneau
July 18th, 2010 at 2:47 am

You should have read/view the press conference in full :
– Apple does offer a free bumper for any iPhone 4 purchase.
– They also extended the refund delay to 30 days in case you are still not satisfied.
To me this seems rather fair since most users don’t have dropped call or death grip issues.

 
 
#2
Stephen Patterson
July 18th, 2010 at 9:52 am

Overzealous bloggers? Give me a break. I find it hard to believe that the first time they decide to release a case for the iPhone just happens to fix the reception issue. Many antenna engineers outside of Apple have confirmed this is an issue. While it is true all cellphones will do this most cellphones are not designed in a way that it is easy to cover the antenna. It is time for apple to own up to their mistakes and learn from them for future hardware releases.

 
 
#3
Rhis Rocker
July 18th, 2010 at 9:54 am

Everyone just needs to leave Apple alone. They make awesome products, so much better than any other company out there. It just isn’t fair that they are being scrutinized and picked on by internet people. Please leave them alone so they can get to work on the iPhone 5!

 

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