Top 5 Apple iPhone 4 press conference predictions

“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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45 Comments

  1. Steve Jobs: “Oh, and one more thing… fug all ya’all. We could spend a billion recalling iPhones unnecessarily, or I could scrounge for couch change and buy Gawker and shut it down. I’ve decided to do the latter. Either way, problem solved.”

  2. I think press conferences for a freaking phone or any technology are pretty silly actually. Apple should just create a well written press release, then intercept any incoming and outgoing e-mail to Steve for a day or so.

    Now, iPhone 5 that works without a carrier so you don’t need to pay bills, now that’s worth a press conference.

  3. Something special like free iChat with FaceTime and iChat for Windows. Yes, I expected that already. Apple will become the leading default video conferencing standard over the next year or two. As every iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac and maybe PCs and AppleTV comes on line with FaceTime. Who will be able to stop Apple? Cisco? No, they will have to support FaceTime soon.

  4. If there is anyone with superior knowledge on being “insufficient”, it is that ass wipe senator from New York, Charles Schumer!

    I’m surprised that he didn’t write a letter to Apple to complain about the two cameras because now poor Charles is in a quandary, as he can always be found spouting his stupidness in FRONT of a camera! Now with ‘Facetime’ (that defines Schumer in a nutshell), Charles can’t figure out what to do.

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