“Millions of iPhone 4 customers (and tech pundits) are playing the guessing game running up to [Apple’s press conference, scheduled for 10am PDT/1pm EDT today]. What does Apple have to say about the antenna issue and what will it do – if anything?” Daniel Ionescu wonders for PCWorld.
“First off, a quick recap: evidence to date is not helping Apple,” Ionescu writes. “From users, to tech media, and the independent Consumer Reports said that something is wrong. Some iPhone 4 owners have complained of being stuck in iPhone 4 hell saddled with multiple iPhone 4 problems. Steve Jobs is now being directly implicated in iPhone 4 antenna-gate and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) has penned a letter asking Jobs to personally solve the problem. Schumer is calling Apple’s current software fix ‘insufficient.'”
Ionescu asks, “So what could Apple do to solve the problem? Here are some educated guesses tech pundits have put forward ahead of tomorrow’s event.”
Top 5 Apple iPhone 4 press conference predictions:
• The iPhone is selling very well
• Acknowledge the problem, explain iOS 4.0.1 changes
• Free Bumper Cases won’t make the cut
• No recall
• Non-conductive coating over antenna for new iPhone 4’s, free exchange for affected iPhone 4 customers
“Boom! One More Thing: ‘Sounds crazy, I know, but I think something big, or at least biggish, is going down tomorrow,’ writes Darin Fireball’s John Gruber. He has a hunch that Apple will come up with something special in addition to a resolution to the iPhone 4 antenna problem,” Ionescu reports.
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