Engadget and others are reporting Apple will be holding a press conference on their corporate campus this Friday, July 16, at 10 AM pacific time to discuss iPhone 4. No other details were given.
This should be interesting.
It’s official. Consumer Reports’ engineers have just completed testing the iPhone 4, and have confirmed that there is a problem with its reception. When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone’s lower left side—an easy thing, especially for lefties—the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you’re in an area with a weak signal. Due to this problem, we can’t recommend the iPhone 4.
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I’d like to preface my post with a small description of what I do for a living, alongside being a full-time student at Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh, PA. Freshman year through senior year of high school at Fox Chapel Area High School, I worked as a student employee alongside the network and systems administrator and help desk staff to provide end-user support and training to teachers, administrators, faculty, and staff. I continue to work there today providing the same services as before, but I also am now more involved in assisting the network and systems administrator with more complex projects. Fox Chapel has over 40 Xserves and 5,000 Macs in the district. I also work at Robert Morris University as an IT Student Associate Systems Administrator supporting Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. I manage most of the Macs on campus, most of the Xserves, and OS X deployments and the associated network services that go along with the authentication and collaboration of the Mac users. In a nutshell: I know Macs and Mac OS X pretty darned well, Mac OS X Server decently well, and I absolutely love Apple and its products. Why did I mention all of that? I’m not usually one to complain about Apple. I’m not just the normal flamer who’s overreacting about the issues with the iPhone 4. And, when issues arise, I’ve always trusted and will continue to trust Apple to make those issues right for its customers. That all having been said, here’s my thoughts on iPhone 4. (more…)