Saturday, July 17, 2010

iPhone 4 Antenna Issue, Steve Jobs Claims of Blackberry 9700 Antenna to RIM Official Statement


If you guys have been following the news about the launch of the new iPhone 4, the euphoria of the users who got their hands the first iPhone 4 until the negative feedback of them because of the iPhone 4 antenna issue from Steve Jobs, the latest news about this iPhone 4 antenna issue is Apple explained that all smartphones have the same issue as iPhone 4. For those who are not following the news, the new iPhone 4 has a critical where gripping the phone at the lower left corner, where the external antenna is located. Gripping the phone while covering that part will cause signal loss as the human hand can cause greater attenuation compare to other materials, according to Apple.
This is Apple response to the customer complaints about the signal loss from Engadget. That is last month.
Recent news is Steve Jobs claim at Apple press conference on Friday that many popular smartphones suffer attenuation as iPhone 4 and one of them is Blackberry 9700. Apple also has put a dedicated page to educate the customers about antenna and signal loss

Here is statement from Research In Motion Co-CEOs about the iPhone 4 and Blackberry 9700.
"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
And this is from Blackberry 9700 users that do testing about Jobs's claim. If you have one, go on and test it out, to see whether it is right or not :)

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